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Musei Capitolini

#53 of 1,030 things to do in Rome
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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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9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

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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Worth a visit, for history and art lovers

We chose this time to visit this special museum, located on the Piazza del Campidoglio, near the Vittorio Emmanuele Monument and the Roman Forum. Beautiful statues, not only for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Jerusalem, Israel

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose this time to visit this special museum, located on the Piazza del Campidoglio, near the Vittorio Emmanuele Monument and the Roman Forum. Beautiful statues, not only for the Emperor Hadrian´s original statue but for the whole experience and its special architecture.Don´t miss the Venus Capitolina.

Thank יוסי ג
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in the afternoon and the museum was not crowed at all. We were able to view most of the rooms at our own pace. I particularly liked the little NFC plaques that would send information about the pieces directly to your phone. Don't miss the sunset in the roof, the sunsets in December were amazing. Also don't miss... More 

Thank Ana V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure how this is not in the Top 10 among things to do in Rome - easily the best history focused museum I have ever been to. Fantastic views of the forum on the bottom floor terrace as well.

Thank Elliott B
Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful art and sculpture but confusing to find anything that is on the map and signs. There are many steps involved but there are stair lifts and elevators, if you can find them. After a while, we felt trapped which soured the entire experience.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting the Campidoglio is a must for anyone interested in the works of Michelangelo and we did visit it on a year ago…but we didn’t go into the Capitoline Museum there!! Seeing the replica statue of Marcus Aurelius outside is one thing but seeing the stunning bronze original inside (erected approximately 176 AD) brought tears to my eyes! Sadly, there... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic place to visit a must to put on your iteniry , we spent a couple of hours here and we would have liked to spend more time there, a great place and a spectacular place to be. Gordon&Julie

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice gallery near victoria emmanuel monument. Lots of paintings & statues. Do bot forget to pass the famaous one, statue of romunus and remus with the wolf. (Read the legend before visiting)

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Province of Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have a visit to Rome should include a trip to see the Capitoline Museums (Musei Capitolini),which set up on Capitoline Hill. love to spend one day here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exterior and the layout of the square were designed by Michaelangelo, which is a spectacular start to the Capitoline experience. The ticket price is reasonable, and we did not see any signs of any queues to get in. You can always buy tickets online beforehand anyway, just to make certain there'll be no waiting. For me the highlight was... More 

2 Thank Paul L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Musei Capitolini is much like several of the Museum's in Rome in so far as it is largely uncrowded and offers a great insight into the culture, history and charm of older Rome through effective management and effective presentation in a very contemporary world. A must visit for lovers of art and history which crossover so easily and fuse together... More 

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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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