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Musei Capitolini

#63 of 1,500 things to do in Rome
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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 museum is layer out very well. You think there is always more around the corner, and then you come to the unfinished works and finally DAVID. Wonderful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This museum is layer out very well. You think there is always more around the corner, and then you come to the unfinished works and finally DAVID. Wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a gorgeous museum housing some of the most important pieces of Roman art and architecture anywhere. The courtyards hold some treasures and the walls of ancient memorial stones bring Rome to life. Be warned minimal air-conditioning!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Incredible sculptures and artefacts, with information in Italian and English. Inside the second museum (which you access through a tunnel from the first!) houses a beautifully preserved temple from Ancient Rome. The first also holds the foundations of the Temple of Jupiter from Ancient Rome, which was incredible. The view across the Forum towards the colosseum from behind the museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There are many very good reviews of this museum--I will only add a few practicalities--it is true that you can't take in large bags and backpacks, and whoever is at the admissions makes the decision. If you have to check a bag, you'll need to re-enter the museum to retrieve it if you exit the far building--a pain. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This museum is probably one of the most important museums in Rome due to its rich collection of sculptures , paintings and breathtaking views of Rome. I visited the museum in late July and was able to see Leonardo Da Vinci's self portrait which is only at the museum for a brief period of time. Every room in the museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We loved this place! And there is so much to see around the building as well. You don't need a tour guide, it is easy to understand the layout of the museum and see everything around it. Be sure to walk to the back side to see the forum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A wonderful day begins at the Capitoline with a later tour of the Colloseum and the Roman Forum. This is an amazing museum, with recent renovations that are superb. There are so many things you cannot miss -- the Marcus Aurelius to begin. Then the gigantic Constantine, the mosaics, the dying Gaul, Romulus and Remus… easy to spend 3 hours.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We enjoyed learning various parts of Roman history while going through this museum. Highlights included the remnants of the 12 meter high statue of Constantine, the Lupa Capitolina, Medusa, the Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius. If you do a little bit of research before you go, you will really enjoy your walk through Roman history. Don't miss the great view... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We came to this museum for two reasons: 1) To see the Colossus of Constantine—all of the broken body parts of a crazy big statue from the past. These are in the beginning courtyard of the place. Yes, you need tickets to see it. But, it was very cool. 2) Romulus and Remus and the She Wolf. I’d been hearing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I went mainly for the statues and was surprised by the lovely paintings. This is an extensive collection. We were there 2 hours and did not see everything before we left. There was more to see, and it would have been interesting too, but we had other things to do. Some beautiful paintings from artists Garofalo, Reni, Scarsella(Scarsellino), Guercino, Rubens,... More 

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Address: Piazza del Campidoglio 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 060608
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
Open Hours:
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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