Palazzo Nuovo
Palazzo Nuovo
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Neighbourhood: Campitelli
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  • Fori Imperiali-Colosseo • 10 min walk
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,517 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
You can see a lot in a short time at Capitoline Hill. Even without going into the Capitoline Museum, the square is packed with ancient artefacts, historically significant sculptures and beautiful buildings.
Palazzo Nuovo is one of the three large palaces that encircle the Piazza del Campidoglio at the top of the Capitoline Hill.
Entering the piazza from the stairs, it is the one on your left. Pretty much everything you see here was designed by Michelangelo in the 1500s.
Directly opposite, is the Palazzo dei Conservatori. They are mirror images of each other. Palazzo dei Conservatori was an already existing building but Palazzo Nuovo (“New Palace”) was built from scratch. Together they give a very pleasing balance and symmetry to the piazza.
The facade is all columns and capitals with Renaissance decoration, with a heavy portico and contrasting stonework. The flat roofline is crowned with balustrades and a row of statues that are silhouetted against the bright sky.
Today, the two palazzi, Palazzo Nuovo and Palazzo dei Conservatori, house the Capitoline Museums which means that you can also go inside.
Note: Don’t miss the famous sculpture of the she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome which is in between the Palazzo Nuovo and Palazzo Senatorio.
Written 5 August 2022
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy30,191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
With your back to the Cordonata, this is the building on the left in the beautiful Piazza del Campidoglio. The façade was designed by Michelangelo, who made the buildings here into a harmonious whole -- and a Renaissance masterpiece. Today, part of the wonderful Capitoline Museums.
Written 21 October 2021
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy26,322 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
This palace with Palace Conservatorio is the scenic left side of the square designed by Michelangelo.
Both palaces are the site of the Capitoline Museum, there’s a tunnel under the square that connects them.
Written 24 November 2019
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Palazzo Nuovo located on Piazza del Campidoglio was built in the 16th century and designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti. It was later turned into public museum by 17th century. There were many sculptures around with the one at the frontage devoted to Michelangelo. Due to time constraint, I just took a few photos and left for other spots
Written 12 September 2019
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Don P
Dallas, TX14,494 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Palazzo Nuovo was part of Michelangelo's design for the Piazza del Campidoglio. Where this 'New Palace' balances the Piazza del Campidoglio across from the Palazzo dei Conservatori. The Palazzo Nuovo has exactly the same facade as the the building it faces, the Palazzo dei Conservatori, with Corinthian pilasters and subsidiary Ionic columns flanking the ground-floor openings and the second-floor windows. This building now houses the Musei Capitolini which is fantastic.
Written 21 July 2019
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Kyle S
Bridgeton, NJ987 contributions
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Nov 2018 • Couples
The admission ticket also includes the Palazzo del Conservation opposite this sight. This museum is devoted to Sculpture. It was designed by Michelangelo and was completed in 1655.In 1734, Pope Clement xll turned the building into the first public museum.It contains the Hall of Philosophers, the Mosaic of the Doves, Capitoline Venus, Discobolus, Red Faun, Dying Galatian, and Alexander Severus as a Hunter.
Written 20 November 2018
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Phil O
Bolton, UK1,851 contributions
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Feb 2018 • Couples
Palazzo Nuova is part of the Capitoline Museums that are well worth a visit . Considered to be the first museums in the world opened to the public in 1734 . The views of Ancient Rome from inside and the top are marvellous as well . They have the best statues in the world with some as high as 26 feet .
Written 24 February 2018
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
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May 2017 • Couples
Palazzo Nuovo is part of the Capitoline Museum complex. It is on the Capitoline Hill. It is a museum with a long history. It goes back a very long way , to the 15th century. In fact this museum is regarded as the first ever in the world to allow the public to see exhibited art works. The exhibits are truly wonderful and worth seeing. Some copies are outside in the courtyard and the piazza.
Written 31 October 2017
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Evets54
Southampton, UK279 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
This museum is also called the Capitoline
Museums: Palazzo Nuovo. The building has a great history and was the seat of the city's magistrates during the Middle Ages and is still used occasionally for meetings. The building was designed by Michelangelo and built by Giacomo della Porta in the mid 16th century.

This museum is mainly devoted to sculptures, mostly Roman copies of Greek masterpieces. The best, in my opinion are the Capitoline Venus, Spinario, Medusa, Portrait of a Flavian Lady and She-Wolf. However, the museum has literally many other great examples.
Written 25 September 2016
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Paul H
London, UK1,219 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Good for photos as unique architecture. Lots to see around this area. It's what you expect from Rome. Worth a little look of say an hour or two.
Written 3 August 2016
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