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Musei Capitolini

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Address: Piazza del Campidoglio 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 0608
09:30 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:30

The creation of the Capitoline Museums has been traced back to 1471, when...

The creation of the Capitoline Museums has been traced back to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a group of bronze statues of great symbolic value to the People of Rome. The collections are closely linked to the city of Rome, and most of the exhibits come from the city itself.

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Not so big but very interesting museums! We have visited one of two buildings in the morning and the other one after lunch. We were full of energy and it was a real pleasure to... read more

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not so big but very interesting museums! We have visited one of two buildings in the morning and the other one after lunch. We were full of energy and it was a real pleasure to visit both of these buildings! Venera and Lupa Capitolina were just fabulous.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there after going to the baths of Diocletian and it was nice. Wanted to see the Venus but it was on loan. Lucky for us, Venus was in Florence and we saw her at the Uffizi museum. Anyways, we went near the end of December and it was fabulous. The museum was nearly empty so we were able to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is without doubt a museum filled with incredible, priceless works of art. One half of the museum is filled with sculptures and the other half with paintings, but both are equally awe-inspiring. However, there are issues. The first is that the building with the sculptures in (currently the first building you enter) is absolutely freezing cold. The windows appeared... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolute must visit, incredible sculptures and works from Italys finest. The works date back to the Roman period with pieces from the Roman Forum and great views of the forum from the back of the building. Great mix of all works. Get an audioguide and take a fantastic trip through ancient rome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the artwork to the rooms themselves, beauty is everywhere in the world's first public museum. The collection, housed two main buildings, contains incredible world famous masterpieces, such as the Capitoline Wolf, the Spina (thorn-puller), and the Colossal Head of Emperor Constantine. Its definitely worth the walk over to the Palazzo Nuovo to see the Hall of Emperors, which contains... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located near the Roman Forum. We stumbled upon these two museums on our way back from seeing Ancient Rome. I recommend renting the IPad with videos and voice over that showcases the important and significant pieces of Roman and Christian History. A must visit in my humble opinion. Oh they have lockers upon entering to lock up your belonging before... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing place, filled with incredible works of art including the famous Wolf and Twins statue. The steps up were designed by Michelangelo. It was a rainy day so I decided to stay dry. I am glad I didn't miss the art and Roman ruins. There is an incredible view of the Forum,

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Incredible collection of ancient Roman artefacts set at the center of Rome itself. Highlights include the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius and the massive fragments from the statue of Constantine. Don't miss the passage that leads to the Tabularium with perfect views over the Forum towards the Colosseum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous pieces collected over the past 500 years by some enlightened popes and housed in an exquisite building in a prominent location. The massive historical and religiously themed frescoes are spectacular. The section on the early history of the capitoline hill and the temple of Jupiter once there is very interesting. Also recommend the basement section on ancient roman grave... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before you come here study up on Roman history. This is one of the best museums I have ever been to. Walk through centuries of human history in a day. Come with a camera and rent the video tours. Try to spend two days here at least. You will not regret it!

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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here. Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its ancient beginnings to its 21st century transformations. Whether it’s those historical playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this neighbourhood packs a cultural punch and then some. Screaming scooters, battling buses, crazy cars, and lots of foot traffic converge in the area all day long. By dusk, a different vibe emerges as the neighbourhood quiets down. Don't be surprised if you find yourself passing through the Piazza Venezia at least once a day, since it’s the most direct way to get from one side of town to another.
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