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is a sloping road composed of transversal stripes ("cordoni"), which are made with stone
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s. It has a form almost similar to a flight of steps, but allows the transit of horses and donkeys. Famous Italian cordonate
are in Rome
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leading to the Piazza del Campidoglio
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(the "cordonata capitolina", work of Michelangelo
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) and, also in Rome, leading to the Piazza del Quirinale
, and gives the name to a road (Via della Cordonata