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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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Wonderful things in a beautiful setting

The Capitoline Museum (really three museums in one) is, apparently, the world's first museum. Certainly, it is a very lovely one! Containing busts, statues and paintings, allow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Neil J
London, United Kingdom

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I went with some friends to visit the museum many months ago. I was probably not in the right mood for such a precious museum, and want to go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Capitoline Museum (really three museums in one) is, apparently, the world's first museum. Certainly, it is a very lovely one! Containing busts, statues and paintings, allow yourself between 2 and 3 hours to enjoy the exhibits. There can be queues although when we visited on a Friday afternoon we walked straight in and there were few other visitors there.... More 

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Playa Del Carmen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

You will find real masterpieces in here. This is a tour through ancient to modern Rome trough art! You will find inside the real Wolf sculptur breeding Romulo and Remo. Actually there is a single masterpiece temporary exhibition, Leonardo's self portrait. No pictures allowed and you will need buy an individual ticket. It was a great experience and it's just... More 

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a fabulous collection of ancient art including the Capitoline Venus,the Falling Gaul,the equestian statue of Marc Aurelius -considered the finest in the World and numerous other statues and busts of Roman emporers.recently reset with a black background the white marble statues Can be seen at their best.the pinacoteca contains 2 Caravaggio paintings.on top of the museum there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Went here because Coloseum would not allow me in with my backpack, so i didnt expect much. But holy banana this place is full of treasures. Room after room with statues, busts, stone carvings, vases, grace inscriptions and paintings. Spent almost 6 hours there perusing the ancient artrfacts. The temporary exhibition was of old coins and gems, which fell to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

No line for tickets, no crowds to fight. Plus, the Capitoline Museum contains room after room of treasures from ancient Rome in a lush building constructed during the 1500s. Everywhere you look is some marvel: A BC-era she-wolf in bronze, Marcus Aurelius on horseback; Constantine's colossal head, feet and a hand. And if you search long and hard, you'll find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

There are many wonderful sculptures, mosaics and often special exhibits at this great museum next to the Victor Emanuel monument and overlooking the Roman Forum. As you go down to the lower floor, you can walk out on a covered terrace that offers expansive views over the Roman Forum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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

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

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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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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