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“A art lovers dream!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Musei Capitolini

Musei Capitolini
Piazza del Campidoglio 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 060608
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Ancient Roman Art History Walking Tour
Ranked #60 of 777 Attractions in Rome
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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“A art lovers dream!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

There is so much art here you need to just take it all in like a glass of wine,nice and relaxed.They have some of the great artist in there and some beautiful sculptors.The staircase leading to it is by Michealangelo,and the design of square that is in the middle is by Michelangelo.In this museum is the she wolf with Romulus and Remus that is the symbol of Rome.There is a sculptor 1century BC figure of a boy removing a thorn.There is so much to see you have to come and explore and after finishing take the side alley steeet to the right (when going up the stairs facing the senator bulding)go down it arounf sunset and you will have the best view of the Roman Forum.

Visited November 2012
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“Must visit place for historical art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This place is big, but having all the signs and labels in English makes it great to wander around. They give you a leaflet with the most significant pieces marked. Lots of stairs. The pieces are first class.

Visited November 2012
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“more sculptures and history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is a great museum for sculptures and for the history of the Roman empire. It is not too busy and if there is a tour group you can just wait a few minutes till they leave and you have the displays to enjoy to yourself. There are a few well known sculptures here... for example Dying Gaul and the Boy removing a thorn from his foot. There are also mosaics and some paintings. This museum is located near the Roman Forum and the Victor Emmanuel monument. There is a restaurant on the top floor. Plan a visit of about two hours.

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“Excellent museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Very good museum - dont miss the cafe terrace with good views over Rome - reasonably priced coffee and sandwich for lunch. Some worthy exhibits - there are a lot of rooms so use an audio guide or a guide book to find the treasures of the museum and skip the more mundane busts of various emperors. The museum is split in two and the other half is reached by an underground passage so dont miss this bit out. Halfway along this passage is a corridor and some stairs that lead to the Tabularium at the back of the Capitoline Hill with stunning views over the Roman Forum.

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“the best museum in rome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

don't miss this museum, pay attention to the squer in front, desgin by M. Angello.
The statue of rome (the wollf and the tween) is there.
On the back of the museum there beautiful view on the Romam Forme.

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