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Musei Capitolini

Piazza del Campidoglio 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 060608
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Ranked #50 of 686 attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Museums, Art Museums
Traveler Description: Hours:  Tuesday-Sunday: 9.00 am - 8.00 pm (last admission 1 hour before closing time).  Closed Monday; 25 December; 1 January; 1 May.   Transport... more »
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This is a pair of museums definitely worth 2-4 hours to visit. At the top of the Roman Forum on the Capitoline Hill (opposite side to the Colosseum), the museums are at either side of the square. The entry is confusing, but we eventually worked out where to go - entry is via the Palazzo dei Conservatori on your right... More

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Puertollano
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

You can find here some important pieces of the Rome history including the famous she wolf that fed Romulo and Remo. Nice sights of the forum from the passage between buildings.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Beautiful building with a great collection of Roman statues, busts, art , tablets and other artefacts. The museum collections are presented really well. There was so many great works to see. The building itself is beautiful with amazing ceilings and decoration. Looking back I should have done some research first before visiting to read up on some of the great... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

One of the best places to understand Rome's history, with some of the city's most important artefacts like Marco Aurelio's statue and the Lupa Capitolina. The view from the roof terrace and the Tabularium are a plus. The audio guide is excellent

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is an extensive collection of important historical Italian art. I Highly suggest you pay for the recorded tour. There is a lot of great works in this museum. But, it is very difficult to know what you are looking at. My other criticism is: there 4 major, must see works in here, Marcus Aurelius, the Fortune Teller, the bust... More

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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The musei are spread over two buildings connected with an underground tunnel. The artworks, sculptures and bronzes cover the period from Roman to 16th century. Carravegio and Bernini feature as well. There is a spectaular viewing terrace accessed via the cafe and will allow you to see right across Rome to the Vatican. From the underground tunnel there is another... More

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The collection is vast and exquisite, and a key part of Rome's history since pieces were constantly being unearthed and added to the museum's collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This museum is a great place to enjoy all that is ancient Rome. There are so many items here that you can spend hours, but two of the best are the statue of the She-Wolf with Romulus and Remus, and the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius. There are rooms with marble busts of the caesars and of philosophers, Bernini's bust... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

It's easy to become burnt out seeing so many things in Rome. But you push on and you still get the buzz of discovery. This museum has so many things from antiquity to see. The famous image of Romulus and Remus comes to life when you come across the exceptional statue Lupa Capitolina. Also the poignant statue of a youth... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

All those amazing sculptures, the sarchophagus, Original Giant Bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius, the bust of Commodus as Hercules et al are my main takeaways. Besides the enormity or beauty of the sculptures, the collection in this museum can easily take you back in the past. Most attractions have summary information on a plate so you don't even need an... More

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