Capitol (Piazza del Campidoglio)

As you walk up this stairway, you have the sensation of a space that opens before you, with its most important building, that of the Senate, visible all the way from the bottom of the ramp.

The result is true set design but the real star of the piazza is the magnificent pavement, designed by Michelangelo but built 400 years later during the 19th century.

The monumental motif is a central star created from interwoven elipses that form a sort of spiderweb that manages to interconnect the three buildings in a single, harmonious whole.