In your mind's eye place this photo next to the previous one to get an expanded view. (wish I had a wide lens)
Sorry I don't have any directions.
Within the walls is a museum but I didn't go in. I did wander behind the middle building to the left and saw beneth my feet, The Roman Forum.
What's it called again? But it's so modest outside, you'd never guess it's such a wonder on the inside (page under reconstruction, more coming soon...)
Condonata Steps, Piazza del Campidoglio
These steps designed by Michaelangelo are the front entrance to the Capitol. Statues of Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux guard the top of the stairs.
Take a tour of the Palatine Hill, the birthplace of the city, where you can see the seven hills. A tourguide will give you lots of backround information on the history of this colourful city.
One of the 7 hills in Rome. This one hosts the Capitoline Museum, in a square designed by Michelangelo. You can also go upstairs to Sta. Maria in Aracoeli (in you are fit enough ;P)
The Cordonata is a long set of steps leading up to the Piazza del Campidoglio. It was designed by Michelangelo and features two large statues of Castor and Pollux at the top.