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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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Pre-booked online to avoid the lines.....highly recommended for any museum in Italy! This museum was not very busy during the week, which allowed for a good pace. Plenty of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Pre-booked online to avoid the lines.....highly recommended for any museum in Italy! This museum was not very busy during the week, which allowed for a good pace. Plenty of sculptured busts to see. Also recommend the audio tour so that you know what you are looking at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Over the past 12 years, my wife and I have been to the Capitoline Museum several times, and we enjoy it more every time we go back. It’s like returning to visit old friends. Just the sculpture of a Lion Attacking a Horse and the original bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, by themselves, are more than enough reason to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Quite a long queue to get a ticket and then a long wait to get through security and into the museum. Unless you buy an audio guided tour, you will have to work out your own route around the museum as there is virtually no helpful signage suggesting a path to take. You do get a simple map but it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

We went to the museum on a rainy afternoon. It was very crowded with school classes and took over 40 minutes to enter. The museum itself is lovely. There's so much to see for history and art lovers! Best to go early so that you miss the crowds and can take your time. Be sure to make it to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Located on both sides of the Piazza del Campidoglio (the right building is the Palazzo dei Conservatori and the left building is the Palazzo Nuovo), we bought two reduced price tickets from 13€ to 11€ each using our expired 3 day ROMA Pass card. We started at the top and there’s a coffee shop selling sandwiches and drinks. There is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

- The approach to the Musei Capitolini and the Piazza designed by Michelangelo are certainly stunning, and merit the walk to the place. - Your 15€ ticket should give you access to both Palazzi. On March 19th 2015 however, they told us the Palazzo Nuovo was closed "for technical reasons" (whatever that is). Only the Palazzo dei Conservatori was to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

There is a wealth of art and history here, especially if you take the time to read about the exhibits. A recorded guide is a great help.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The twin Museums of the Capitoline, in terms of both the quality of the pieces they contain and the sheer number of artefacts, have got to be amongst the most impressive anywhere in the world; yet they appear to be overlooked by many visitors to Rome. Here, one finds the fragments of a monumental statute of Constantine and two bronzes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We've had a couple of weekend breaks to Rome this year for the RBS 6 Nations and opted to do one main attraction each visit. We booked our tickets online and printed them at home; a very easy process. With prepaid tickets there are no queues to contend with. The two areas that make up the museum can only be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is a fantastic museum with the most amazing views out of the forum. You can wander through rooms of marble Roman faces, having looked at some of their tombstones down in the basement. The 'Dying Gaul' is an amazing work of art. The coffee shop at the top is great, as the view from the terrace across the city.... 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.