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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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Many tourists "forget" to visit this incredible museum where you will not only see the real equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, but also bronze she-wolf nursing Romulus and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Many tourists "forget" to visit this incredible museum where you will not only see the real equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, but also bronze she-wolf nursing Romulus and Remus, the marble statue of the "Dying Gaul" also called “Capitoline Gaul” and the statue of Cupid and Psyche. It also houses the remaining fragments of the bronze Colossus of Constantine

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I visited the Musei Capitolini to escape the heat for a few hours and was very pleased that I did, as it is a world class museum and worth the 15 Euros admission fee. If you have a ruck sack or large bags these have to be placed in lockers for a 1 Euro fee, which is refund;le when you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

If you have 3 hours to spend in Roma and you know the main sites already, run to the musei Capitolini. The authentic statue of Marco Aurelio is there, facing a gigantic head (and hand) of Costantino, in an exposition that salmista reminds me of Giorgio de Chirico. But this is just the top of the museum. You will find... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The Capitoline museums on the Capitol Hill in Rome hold an important collection of statues from antiquity. They have one of the most evocative roman statues of the imprisoned Gaulic soldier, the original bronze of Marcus Aurelius and emperor Constantine among others. The highlight of the museum however remains the Tabularium, a massive porticoed teracce overlooking the whole Forum. The... More 

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Epping, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We picked this as our first museum to visit in Rome and found it to be very impressive. There's a lot to see and you can spend many hours there - but don't miss out on the Tabularium (which is at the lowest level). From here you can look out onto the Forum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The highlight, for me, was sitting in the rooftop cafe for full-service lunch and admiring the amazing view. I was here for maybe 2.5 hours (including lunch) looking at art and enjoying the views of the city and Roman Forum. If you're only going to a couple of museums, this is a good choice.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We recently visited the Musei Capitolini due to high recommendations of the special art and artifacts found within. The artifacts are quite nice, with some unique statues such as Romulus and Remus, and the Medusa head. However, the entire experience was quite poor, due to a variety of factors: 1) The general cost of the museum is surprisingly high for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The highlight is the unexpected a perfect view on the Roman Forum Museum . The artifacts and exhibits are amazing. Worth your time to visit. when you will be in rome

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We visited this museum on a Saturday morning while waiting for our afternoon tour of the nearby Colosseum. We didn't have time to go to the second of two museums, the Palazzo Nuovo, but we thought the Palazzo dei Conservatori was very nice (and not crowded at all). It's an easy walk from the bus stops at Piazza Venezia, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Musei Capitolini is a very good museum located at Capital Hill just east of the Roman Forum, a nice place to visit if you want to see impressive works of antiquity, art and sculpture reaching back into the depths of Ancient Roman history. The museum is open daily from 9.30am to 7.30pm and entry is €15 per person. The museum... More 

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Address: Address: Piazza del Campidoglio 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 060608
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
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Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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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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