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Musei Capitolini

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Musei Capitolini

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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Home to some of the world’s most iconic paintings, the Vatican Museums attract huge crowds. Save yourself hours of waiting by booking this skip-the-line tour of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica (when the option is selected) in Rome. Early morning and evening tour options mean you can explore the complex during far less crowded time slots. Upgrade to a small-group tour limited to 10 people for a more personalized experience.
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Noraatc wrote a review Nov 22
Sudbury, Massachusetts22,070 contributions1,014 helpful votes
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The Capitoline Museum was almost empty when I visited it. No pre-booking required: I easily bought my ticket at the ticket office (16€) and started my trip to Ancient Rome. I do not know how it has happened, but I spent five hours there with lunch (my original plan was to spend only two hours or so). Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Nuovo has the most impressive and vast collection of Roman antiquities: enormous sculptures (or whatever is left of them), the busts of all Roman emperors and philosophers, huge equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, delicate Capitoline Venus, the colossal statue of Mars in the courtyard... the list is long. The view of the Roman Forums from the Tabularim is one of the best in Rome. And no selfie-takers around, which is a big plus. Also, the panorama of Rome from the Palazzo Clementine-Caffarelli is second to none. The Pinacoteca is not too spectacular by the Rome standards, but Caravaggio’s “The Fortune Teller” certainly is. I was fortunate to see the exhibit “Luca Signorelli and Roma” during my visit. To my surprise, I learned that Luca Signorelli, the great master of human body, was not recognized for many years. Some of his best paintings, “San Sebastian”, “Madonna with Child” from the Metropolitan Museum in NYC, “Madonna with Child and San Giovanni”, were part of the exhibit. The explanations and the visuals about the “Last Judgement” of the Cappella di San Brizio in Orvieto Cathedral were especially interesting for me because I had been to Orvieto in the past and had an opportunity to admire his masterpiece. To take a break, you can stop at the museum cafe, which has decent sandwiches and pastries. I had salmon and mozzarella sandwich with caramelized walnuts on the whole-grain crusty bread, coffee and tiramisu. The added bonus is the cafe’s terrace, Terazza Caffarelli, which is an excellent spot to enjoy and photograph sweeping views of the Eternal City.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Piergiorgio P wrote a review Sep 2020
Bergamo, Italia483 contributions154 helpful votes
Disappointing experience. The museum look like a warehouse more than a museum. Objects are displayed without any order and captions are hardly readable and referable. The staff at the entrance is very helpful and kind, but the employers inside the museum are more busy chatting by phone or taking a nap.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Paula H wrote a review Sep 2020
South Wales, United Kingdom85 contributions67 helpful votes
Personally, the art part of the museum doesn’t do it for me, but the sculptures are just mind blowing - it’s a craftmanship overload! The new museum section which houses the museums key pieces (la Luna etc) is beautiful; The statue of Marcus Aurelius was absolutely the highlight for me.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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??? wrote a review Sep 2020
Redditch, United Kingdom201 contributions71 helpful votes
I am registered disabled and we both got in free by showing my UK Blue parking permit. If you want to book you can't seem to do it online without paying, so call them and they will book you in without payment. On arrival, all the museum staff were offering help so I didn't have to queue etc. The museum is great, as you'd expect. We used the lift. There were some stairs to go in the basement which we didn't do as there wasn't a lift, but that was OK. We left the first building and went across the piazza to go to the other half of the museum. The security guard said no, we had to go back, through security, walk through the museum again, go down the stairs, and through the tunnel. He could see I can just about walk with a stick and I'm not young. We went back where the nice staff recognised us and asked if we were OK. They were angry with what he had said and went back with us and told him to just undo the chain and let us in. He was suddenly very nice to us. The museum staff are very nice, but not the middle aged man with a security uniform on. I would have given 5 stars if it wasn't for him
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Date of experience: September 2020
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kylianligtelijn wrote a review Sep 2020
Helsinki, Finland70 contributions11 helpful votes
I really liked this museum. It has some great rooms with magnificent art, sculptures and paintings which I had all yo myself. It was however VERY confusing to understand where I was on the map all the time. I had to take an elevator, then walk up and I don’t know what else to get to a part of the museum. Very confusing. Nonetheless, great museum.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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