Borgo Campidoglio is like a small town within the bigger city. And It’s really unique and innovative.
Here you can find bigger well-known streets and smaller cuter ones. They remind me of the narrow streets you find in Liguria, the usual seaside region for Piedmontese citizens. In these streets and peek-a-booing from the greater walls on different buildings, you can literally have a nice treasure hunt, graffiti-style.
Starting from a school and the church, and ending at otherwise anonymous buildings, you can find a couple of eyes looking, some Japanese-style rays of yellow light, children, small houses, a foxy lady showing a hand and shushing you from inside a bush of green leaves …and a huge pinocchio.
It’s a chaos of different individuals… but they’re beautiful just like this.
There is also a special square in Borgo Campidoglio: that’s piazza Risorgimento. Here you can find some other graffitis and street art. But the hidden place in the square is a WWII bunker. Visits are allowed only during special events. That’s one of the things to do in my bucket list.
Last thing: Some years ago, Borgo Campidoglio enrolled in a project to integrate technology into the public environment and piazza Risorgimento was the center of this project. They installed some wifi routers, some bicycles to generate energy and, a free open air gym.
Now the project has ended but I hope they will restore some of this initiatives.