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Lupa Romana

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Address: Piazza del Campidoglio 1 | Campitelli, 00186 Rome, Italy
Description: A famous Etruscan statue of a bronze she-wolf nursing Rome's legendary...
A famous Etruscan statue of a bronze she-wolf nursing Rome's legendary founders, Romulus and Remus.
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Bronze cast of the She-wolf at Capitoline Museum

Lupa Romana (Capitoline Wolf) is a bronze sculpture of the legendary she-wolf who famously rescued and nursed the twins Romulus and Remus. This famous image has long been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Lupa Romana (Capitoline Wolf) is a bronze sculpture of the legendary she-wolf who famously rescued and nursed the twins Romulus and Remus. This famous image has long been associated with the origins and founding of Rome, making this a neat sculpture to see at the Palazzo dei Conservatori at Capitoline Museum. Of note and interest the sculpture is believed to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

After reading the reviews now, I am not sure we saw the real thing (behind a corner of the central building at Piazza del Campidoglio), and it's much smaller than I expected. It was interesting nonetheless!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The statue on the column is small and up quite high, to get a much better view go inside the Capitoline Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

my most important goal to visit capitoline museum,was to see the famous statue of she-wolf. u can see a copy of it on top of a column right out of the roman forum.all know the legend behind this statue,but what is important is the date of it.before going there i thought that it dates back to B.C. times,but after a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Interesting historical reference but the statue (outside the museum) is up high and relatively small so it's not easy to get a real close look outside the Museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Be careful to all travelers. I tried to follow what is days here for this location, and it's all wrong!!! I've been here for two months living and definitely don't follow what it days on the map.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Lupa Romana, or the Capitoline Wolf, is a bronze sculpture of a she-wolf suckling twin infants that was inspired by the legend of the founding of Rome. Since the 15th century, Lupa Romana has been in the Palazzo dei Conservatori on the Campidoglio, and you can see this original piece while visiting the Capitoline Museums. Be sure to set aside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I saw the Capitoline She-Wolf while visiting the Capitoline Museums with family in April. It is interesting and meaningful to view given the legend of Romulus and Remus. It also provides a nice photo opportunity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

You can find the original statue of the She-Wolf in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, one building that makes up the entire Capitoline Museum complex. There is some debate on the origins of the statue—whether it is truly Etruscan from the 5th century BC or if it is dating back only to the early Middle Ages. The carbon dating of the... More 

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