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Musei Capitolini

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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
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Address: Piazza del Campidoglio 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 060608
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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

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 a great museum with a lot of wonderful pieces. It's pretty large and we almost got lost in it, but we saw some amazing items and rooms. Worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Anda P
Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania

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Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great museum with a lot of wonderful pieces. It's pretty large and we almost got lost in it, but we saw some amazing items and rooms. Worth a visit.

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Copley, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in here to take a break from the sun and we were not disappointed, it was not crowded and was very easy to get around. The works in the museum are top notch and well worth the visit, they do seem to love paintings of St Jerome (there were several). Overall a great museum and a nice break to... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised to find this gem of a museum thoroughly modern and easy to visit. We were given a map upon entrance and spent a good couple of hours inside wandering the amazing marble collection. The bronze of Marcus Aurelius in the centre of the first building is just stunning. We also stopped at the cafe on the... More 

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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Here's where they keep all the good stuff of ancient Roman sculpture and it is magnificiently displayed. It is easy to miss the sub-passage between buildings BUT DONT. The scenic overlook of the forum is breathtaking and will reward you with your best snaps of the vacation.

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Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum has a variety of great collections. There is so much to see and not enough time. Make sure you have the map so you have an idea where to go. Signage is not great.

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a bit crazy because the direction to follow the visit is not marked and it kind of turns into a maze, although it's totally worthy because of Bernini, the Lupa with Romulus and Remo and their Palazzo Nuovo exhibition, it made me feel like walking at the Roman Forum before turning into ruins. It was lovely, I'm still astonished.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went in to explore the museum but there was so much to see I feel like I barely scratched the surface. It's full of fascinating artifacts. Make sure you leave enough time to make the most of it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If like me you've wandered round the Forum and the Palatine and felt little like you've found a box of chocolates which just contains the empty tray then go to the Musei Capitolini. It puts all you have seen in context, since this labyrinthine museum is a repository for finds from across the ages, not just the classic period but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Museum not to be missed if you are interested in historical sculptures. However, we are in Italy, if you are a holder of one of the City passes, the staff have no idea at all if your pass include the full Admission, half Price ticket of other Discount. You should find out before Hand and bring along the document... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

400 BC or younger...you will see it all here. Beautiful artwork, scriptures, mosaics. This was well spend money to view some of the finest of treasures.

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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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