Venezia and Capitoline hill :
The Piazza Venezia takes its
name from the adjacent Palazzo Venezia, the former embassy
in the city of the Republic of Venice.
The piazza is at the foot of the
Capitoline Hill and near the Roman Forum. On this hill
there are the most important temples of the City, such
as tat one of the triad Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. In
the Middle Ages it became the seat of the commune. From
the beginning of 1536, by order of Paul III, Michelangelo
planned this trapezoidal square and connected it with
the city through a beautiful staircase. In the middle
the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius. Remains of
the statue of Constantine are now on the Capitol.
Michelangelo planned the façade of the medieval Palazzo
Senatorio ( in the middle), Palazzo dei Conservatori
(on the right), Palazzo nuovo (on the left side). When
he died only one side of the first building had been
completed. The other buildings will be completed in
50 years by his followers.