Campitelli is the 10th rione of Rome and can be qualified as one gigantic open-air museum, since it mostly consists of the center of Ancient Rome. The central point of the district is the Piazza del Campidoglio.
Campitelli District Rome (Rione X)
History and description
The name derives from the Capitolium, the spot where the most important temple of Rome, dedicated to Jove, Juno and Minerva used to be.
The dragon in Campitelli‘s coat of arms refers to a monster which was expelled from the Forum by Pope Silvester I.
Other sights worth seeing are the churches Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Santi Cosma e Damiano and the Basilica di Massenzio. The Carcere Mamertino is the prison were the saints Peter and Paul were imprisoned.