[...] THE STATUE OF A MOUNTED RIDER IN THE CENTRE OF THE PIAZZA IS OF EMPEROR MARCUS AURELIUS. IT IS A COPY, THE ORIGINAL BEING HOUSED ON-SITE IN THE CAPITOLINE MUSEUM.

 

[...] OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IN 1734 UNDER CLEMENT XII, ARE CONSIDERED THE FIRST MUSEUM IN THE WORLD, AS A PLACE WHERE ART COULD BE ENJOYED

BY ALL AND NOT ONLY BY THE OWNERS.

 

 

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