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¬†¬†The trapezoidal Piazza del Campidoglio on the homonymous hill, bounded on the bottom by the Senatorial Palace official seat of the municipality, and sides from the Palace of the Conservatives and the New Palace, was designed in its present form by Michelangelo, who also devised the twelve-pointed star drawn on the pavement with slabs of travertine and cordoned off access.
¬†¬†At the center of the square, on a base which was also designed by Michelangelo is located, since 1997, a copy of the equestrian statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
¬†¬†The Capitol Hill was the most inaccessible, where stalked the early inhabitants of the city. The population of the Sabines, in order to conquer the hill, had to convince Tarpea, the daughter of the keeper of the Capitol to let them in, promising to gift items that were held on the arm.
Tarpea believed they would receive valuable bracelets and instead found himself alone in the gift of the shields; so the girl, according to legend, died under the weight of the weapons. While Tarpea betrayed the Romans, and brought the enemy, on another occasion some noisy geese saved Rome; during a night attack on the Capitol, their loud squawking woke the Romans, so that they could defend themselves from invasion.