Musei Capitolini
Musei Capitolini
4.5
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
About
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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Neighborhood: Campitelli
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  • Fori Imperiali-Colosseo • 10 min walk
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  • andyh67186334
    Coalville, United Kingdom9,691 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding Museum
    This is my second visit to the Musei Capitoloni, basically because of the location of the museum, the contents, the absence of crowds and the views of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill from the inside. Please note that any large bags or rucksacks can be stored for free just after security and the main entrance inside the cloakroom. There are two sides to the museum and a few floors on each side. The other side is reached by a subterranean tunnel and this is where you have views of the Roman Forum. This has to be my favourite museum in Rome, apart from the Vatican Museum which is far too crowded because of tour groups.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 14, 2023
  • travel_in_fours
    Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,282 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Should not be missed
    We were walking and having a stroll in Rome and we came across Piazza Venezia. we thought of climbing the steps and checking out what was there at the top. When we reached we saw a massive statue sitting on a horse. When we checked with the information desk, we got enticed and decided to see this museum called ‘Musei Capitolini’ Located on the magnificent Piazza del Campidoglio designed by Michelangelo, the Capitoline Museums are housed in two buildings which are connected by the underground Galleria. Inside one of the two buildings, there are valuable ancient sculptures, mostly from private collections of prelates and noble Roman families, busts of philosophers, imperial portraits, Egyptian statues, and famous artworks such as the Dying Gaul and the Capitoline Venus, together with remarkable epigraphic documents. The other building houses numerous bronze sculptures, such as the Capitoline Wolf, the Spinario and the Capitoline Brutus. On the first floor, a large glass room houses the imposing bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius and the remains of the temple of Jupiter Capitoline. On the second floor is the Pinacoteca Capitolina, which houses masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Caravaggio, Rubens, Annibale Carracci, Tintoretto and Guido Reni. The Capitoline Museums also have a valuable collection of jewels, coins and medals, kept in Palazzo Caffarelli-Clementino. This was not a part of our itineary and still we stayed here for three hours. After three hours we still hadn’t finished the museum. But he had to rush as we had colloseum tour booked in advance. But I highly recommend this place and suggest four hour at least for this place. A must do !!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 10, 2023
  • TravelorsRock
    Seattle, Washington24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great addition to your Historical Rome journey.
    This museum was an unexpected gem. Once you have exhausted all the common amazing places in Rome, this museum has some more! The top down views of the forum/Palatine Hill/Colosseum can't be beat. Lots of great history with explanations in English. There were a lot of stele, the original statue of Marcus Aurelius, a Roman chariot and more. You can walk up the steps designed by Michelangelo to get to the Victor Emmanuel Monument and add on this as a little bonus. Nice steps in the little piazza to sit down for a few minutes (shade) and your might even see a few wedding parties! We spent about two hours here and were happily surprised.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 11, 2023
  • jerivero
    Montevideo Department, Uruguay32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive visit
    You cannot skip this visit if visiting Rome. It shows many details of the city since its foundation, with careful explanations of the different eras. Monuments kept inside are very well maintained
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 8, 2023
  • Sconne21
    Newbury, United Kingdom51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent with fantastic sculptures in the forecourt
    This is an incredible place to go with extensive artwork on the ceilings, the walls and even in the doorways. The sculptures are impressive and the accompanying information is well-written. There are two sides to this museum, connected by a kind of basement subway that is not obvious. The other side (to the entrance side) is smaller but also remarkable and well-worth visiting. There are toilets, a cafe and a restaurant. There was a big queue in the coffee shop and ordering was a slow process because the only cashier was on her phone most of the time. The other staff were fantastic though and spoke decent English. There is a locker room for rucksacks etc which is free to use. There is nowhere suitable for suitcases.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 16, 2023
  • Michael W
    Charleston, South Carolina226 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Capitoline Museums-A Must See for a Museum Lover
    The Capitoline Museums are a must see if you love museums. These museums have probably the greatest collection of Roman Artifacts. We purchased a ticket before we came to the museum. We probably could have purchased a ticket at the office there because there was no line. We went to the museum in the late afternoon and the museums were not crowded. There are two museums connected by an underground tunnel. The museums are confusing and difficult to find your way around. But, the experience of seeing the art and sculptures are worth it.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 30, 2023
  • nico
    Rome, Italy74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    they sent cicero to exile the other day
    happened to my buddy jason grace once. no but seriously it’s a nice museum if you can still feel your legs after walking the whole day (clearly not my experience) a bit overpriced yeah sure but gladly i could catch the cursus honorum exhibit and see cornelia and the gracchi brothers in a painting AND a scipioni family tree so 100% worth it. cicero's bust was missing unfortunately but it compensated when i somehow forgot Thee st. sebastian painting is housed there and suddenly turned a corner and found myself staring at it *morrissey's voice* and now i know how philomena cunk felt
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 20, 2023
  • Hendrik_NL
    Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,806 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Be prepared to enter a maze
    Don't get me wrong, the Capitoline Museum at Piazza del Campidoglio is worth every Euro of the price of the entry ticket. Priceless art and among other things worth viewing is the original equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, carefully preserved here inside the museum; the center piece on Piazza del Campidoglio is now a precise replica. On the top floor is situated a decent cafe, self service, but with good tramezzini and coffee for a reasonable price. But a warning. The museum is a veritable maze. We have seen some corridors several times and the location of the public bathrooms is a closely guarded secret, despite some optimistic signposts somewhere in those corridors. But once more, a visit to this museum should be reasonably high on your Rome bucket list.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 18, 2024
  • MILOUW
    New York City, New York1,366 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Landmark Roman Museum
    Vast museum within an old palace First class displays of antiquities along with an interesting paintings collection Top floor cafeteria includes a vast terrace with beautiful views on the city. Do not miss out on the lapidarium reached through an underground tunnel. On the other hand the temporary exhibition labeled Fidia is not worth the added entry fee.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 2, 2024
  • FayeLG10
    Chester, United Kingdom150 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful museum for all the museum girlies
    i am a museum girly through and through and the capitoline did not disappoint. it was a fabulous museum with some of the most exquisite art and artifacts that ive ever had the pleasure of seeing, the lay out is a little confusing and the que for the tickets moves very slowly. But if you are in rome and want to spend a day inside it really is the best bet its absolutely worth the money paid but, if i came back to rome i would not do it again.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 17, 2024
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sandy c
Copenhagen, Denmark660 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
There is a lot to see here in this mish-mash of galleries and halls. But good luck seeing it all. I didn't get to see the "Time of Caravaggio" exhibition (that I paid extra for) as it was hidden behind some unmarked door with no signage. And when you DO come across something interesting, good luck finding anything about it. 15 euro entry fee, and they can't be bothered to label anything- There are just poorly designed lists at the end of the hallways, nowhere near what you're trying to identify.
During my visit guests were strictly forbidden from walking the wrong way down the halls. And no indication of how to get from one part of the complex to another- I had to walk outside through the public square, and hope they'd remember me as I re entered. What a buzzkill!
So yes, there is a lot to see here. From ancient masterpieces to 19th century paintings, but be aware that you'll need a lot of time to try finding it all.
Written December 17, 2020
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Peter C
San Jose, CA81 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
They won't let you in without a photo ID . We had all the vaccination information, all the forms etc. with QR codes, you name it. But my wife didn't have a photo ID so after waiting in line for 15 minutes we had to be humiliated by some lady with red dyed
hair. The beauty of this is that their web site would not let me book in advance because the call-back-with-a special code feature doesn't work for international calls. And nowhere does it say photo ID required. Be warned.
Written September 8, 2021
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MVM
89 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Very rude guards that make you leave 30 minutes before closing. They tell you to "go now!" and slam doors as you exit. I was not able to see some of the last rooms because they close early. I have never encountered such rude guards that make museums visitors feel unwelcomed. I regret visiting and don't recommend going there. Thankfully I was able to dispute the entrance fee on my credit card and received a full refund. A real waste of my time.
Written May 4, 2022
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mileswratten
London, UK136 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Having just visited the Palazzo Massimo museum, which was amazing, this felt second best and not as well curated. This is doing it a disservice because there are some amazing pieces. The main rooms are amazing, a feast for the eyes. However, some of the main exhibits we were looking forward to seeing, including Boy with a Thorn bronze and the marble bust of Medusa were on loan to other museums. Fortunately the sculpture Capitoline Wolf and the immense bronze of Constantine were there, and they are fantastic. I’m glad we went, but...
Written January 5, 2020
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Michael W
Charleston, SC226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The Capitoline Museums are a must see if you love museums. These museums have probably the greatest collection of Roman Artifacts. We purchased a ticket before we came to the museum. We probably could have purchased a ticket at the office there because there was no line. We went to the museum in the late afternoon and the museums were not crowded. There are two museums connected by an underground tunnel. The museums are confusing and difficult to find your way around. But, the experience of seeing the art and sculptures are worth it.
Written October 30, 2023
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JENNIFER T
Grand Junction, CO732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The museum is quite a beautiful building with is a good start for the visit. It is a large museum with a variety of types of art including a number of famous pieces. People have stated that given the size and layout the museum can be confusing. We found that the audio guide can really enhance your visit by providing good background on the more important items. In addition would can select from different audio paths depending on your interests and time you want to spend in the museum. The guide with then walk you through the room with those pieces and provide the appropriate narratives. You can also bring up a map on the guide that will show you were different art pieces are located which can help you navigate your visit. Finally the guide lets you just enter the number of any of the pieces it covers listen to the details at any point on your tour
Written May 5, 2023
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Malgorzata
12,091 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Considered the first museum in the world because it was founded by Clement XII in 1734. It is a great spot to get to know better Rome. Inside you find the painting collection, among others Titian, Rubens and Caravaggio and sculptures incl. famous Capitoline Wolf, Capitoline Venus, Dying Gal or Amor and Psyche. We spent hours wandering around admiring the statues and art works. You get also a beautiful view on the Roman Forum. Not many people there to our surprise. Definitely worth visiting.
Written April 21, 2020
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Hendrik_NL
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,806 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Don't get me wrong, the Capitoline Museum at Piazza del Campidoglio is worth every Euro of the price of the entry ticket. Priceless art and among other things worth viewing is the original equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, carefully preserved here inside the museum; the center piece on Piazza del Campidoglio is now a precise replica. On the top floor is situated a decent cafe, self service, but with good tramezzini and coffee for a reasonable price. But a warning. The museum is a veritable maze. We have seen some corridors several times and the location of the public bathrooms is a closely guarded secret, despite some optimistic signposts somewhere in those corridors. But once more, a visit to this museum should be reasonably high on your Rome bucket list.
Written March 18, 2024
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PgP
Bergamo, Italia551 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
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.
Written September 28, 2020
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Sarah y
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
I loved the museum. HOWEVER, don't take children! I was with my grandchildren aged 2 and 5. The staff just glared at them and kept shouting: "do not touch". As it happened, the 2 year old touched the blue wall (no artefacts were touched in any way!), and we were yelled at! We got out very quickly, carrying the children and finding the whole experience rather stressful. Suggest either 18+ age limit, or try putting barriers round everything. Crazy, because it could be a learning experience.
Written September 26, 2022
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