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Musei Capitolini

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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
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Address: Piazza del Campidoglio 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 0608

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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This was an extraordinarily pleasant return trip to this beautiful museum after nearly a decade. We are here in May, and the crowds inside were minimal - many rooms we had to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was an extraordinarily pleasant return trip to this beautiful museum after nearly a decade. We are here in May, and the crowds inside were minimal - many rooms we had to ourselves: previously a July visit had made for extraordinary crowds. Because not crowded, the whole was breezy and light even though a warm day outside (I don't think... More 

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was easy to navigate & quite interesting. Roman antiquities, good location on Capitoline Hill and near the overlook of the Forum. Easy to squeeze in a lot of sight-seeing in a short time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My first time in this museum. What fun and what a great variety. The tunnel underneath with its history was very special

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While there are dozens of amazing art museums all over Rome, I wanted something a little more inclusive of Roman History. I would consider this museum complex a must visit if you are only going to spend your time in a couple of different museums.The entrance fee is very fair for how much you get to see, as this collections... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot to like here. Not surprisingly it favors ancient Roman artifacts, although there are paintings and some renaissance & baroque works as well. There is a great overlook of the Forum also. We spent about 2hrs here and enjoyed it immensely. My only complaint is it costs too much (15Euros)

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Ipswich, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like history and this museum was right up my alley. It contains thousands of archaeological exhibits covering Roman history. It is simply amazing and well worth a visit if you like Roman history. An additional bonus is an expansive view over the forum from one of the rooms of the museum.

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Ipswich, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is on the Capitoline Hill with the entrance from the Piazza Campidoligo. If you are into Roman history this is the place to visit. The museum contains thousands of exhibits of Roman art, frescos, statues and other pieces. There is an area of the museum that provides a great view over the ruins of the Roman forum. There... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a good collection of Roman statuary which includes some famous sculptures. The frescoes, tapestry, and wall decorations are not that impressive. As for the paintings the section is minuscule. At the time of our visit there were two exhibitions, El Greco nad Leonardo's Codex on the Flight of Birds.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is chock full of stuff, each room is busy and hard to appreciate, It is crowded and either too hot or cold, It is laid out almost helter skelter- spread over various wings that are not labeled or connected, the maps are unclear and the many museum staff sitting bored in chairs are totally unhelpful. Don't bother with... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of my top places in Rome!! And one of the best experiences of my whole life.. Beautiful pieces of art ❤️ Breathtaking museum, everything was gorgeous & surprisingly it was not crowded at all ! There's a little souvenir shop too :) I bought a book & other stuff. In my opinion, it's a must when visiting... 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.
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