Piazza di Monte Citorio

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Piazza di Monte Citorio or Piazza Montecitorio is a piazza in Rome. It is named after the Monte Citorio, one of the minor hills of Rome.

The piazza contains the Obelisk of Montecitorio and the Palazzo Montecitorio. The base of the column of Antoninus Pius was also once sited here.

Obelisk of Montecitorio

The Obelisk of Montecitorio, also known as Solare, is an ancient Egyptian, red granite obelisk of Psammetichus II from Heliopolis. Brought to Rome with the Flaminio Obelisk in 10 BC by the Roman Emperor Augustus to be used as the gnomon of the Solarium Augusti, it is now in the Piazza Montecitorio. It is 21.79 metres (71 ft) high, and 33.97 metres (111 ft) including the base and the globe.

Palazzo Montecitorio palazzo

The Palazzo Montecitorio is a palace in Rome and the seat of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.

Column of Antoninus Pius

The Column of Antoninus Pius is a Roman honorific column in Rome, Italy, devoted in AD 161 to the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius, in the Campus Martius, on the edge of the hill now known as Monte Citorio, and set up by his successors, the co-emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus.


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Coordinates: 41°54′03″N12°28′43″E / 41.90083°N 12.47861°E / 41.90083; 12.47861

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