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Musei Capitolini

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Address: Piazza del Campidoglio 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 060608
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Description: 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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This was one of my favorite Museums in Rome. After a day of walking outside, it was great to spend some time inside admiring art outside of a church atmosphere. The giant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This was one of my favorite Museums in Rome. After a day of walking outside, it was great to spend some time inside admiring art outside of a church atmosphere. The giant statues were amazing to walk besides, and the courtyard with the pieces of the large statue was so cool to see broken down up close. Rome is one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The Capitolium museum is the place where Rome started. It is built on a hill in Rome and inside it you can see pictures from various phases it went though in time, in some of them, like the bronze area, there were only forests around it. The entry fee is quite big, we paid 13 euros per person as a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Well placed in the centre of Rome above the Piazza Venezia and behind the war memorial building, the Capitoline Museums are located in two buildings either side of Michelangelo's beautiful Piazza del Campidoglio and linked by an underground passage. We went in partly to escape the heat, and were so glad we did. The museums house some world famous pieces,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Seeing this museum was such a treat for me, being the history geek that I am. I loved every exhibit, and really enjoyed the underground section, with the headstones and stories of those people. I've never seen so much exquisitely carved marble. It takes a long time to go through it, so allow yourself at least a few hours. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We spent nearly an entire day here - there's so much to see! From Caravaggios to beautiful statues and busts, this is definitely a must visit even if you're not a history buff. I'd recommend getting an audio guide to make the most of your visit. One thing to note is that some parts of the museum are not directly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This museum is nice for some of its historical pieces, especially the original She Wolf statue with Romulus and Remus, the mythical founders of Rome. However, be advised that one must go up a LOT of stairs to get to it, and it's sort of hidden behind some other buildings near the Roman Forum, depending on how you try to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I was surprised by the extent of the collection here. It is housed in many rooms and it can be hard to know when you've seen them all. There are also several specialty collections (coins, for instance) and the ancient tabularium where the Romans stored their tablets. Don't miss that; it has great atmosphere and opens onto an exquisite view... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It's better to learn a little bit about Roman history before visiting this museum. My guide to the Coliseum tour is an old history professor; he recommended us to visit the Capitoline Museum as the must-go-to museum, especially for those tourists interested in the history of Ancient Rome. I agree with him 100%. This museum is for history and art... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Did enjoy some of the classic highlights of this museum (the she wolf, some Bernini etc) but have to agree that it didn't have much structure. Lots of the sculptures have very good descriptions so I wouldn't bother with the audio guide. Have to say I thought 18 euros each was pretty steep for the size of the museum, if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I really enjoyed this museum. I got face to face with the emperors and philosophers in rooms full of ancient busts. Caravaggio's Fortune Teller is super. The giant feet and head in the little square are genuinely Ozymandian. The famous statue of Romulus and Remus are here too. There's lots to see but you can take in the 'highlights' in... More 

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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 neighborhood 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 neighborhood 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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