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Musei Capitolini

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Address: Piazza del Campidoglio 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 060608
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

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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Ancient roman artifacts

We really enjoyed this museum, mostly because of the very old ancient roman artifacts it houses. Great statues and etruscan art dating back to the roman empire. Great for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sandra M
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed this museum, mostly because of the very old ancient roman artifacts it houses. Great statues and etruscan art dating back to the roman empire. Great for history lovers like ourselves. Please know that large bags and backpacks need to be checked in in the complementary lockers in the main building. The museum has amazing views of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

These are two buildings connected by a tunnel between them. You cannot enter one except through the tunnel. So find out where it is. There are absolutely great views from the tunnel also. I liked this better than the museum of Rome b

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of great statues, paintings and ruins in which to take in. No reservations or time limits with this place unlike the Borghese Museum and Gallery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Musei Capitolini was a favorite of ours in Rome not because it had the most expansive collections or the grandest, most famous ones either, but because it housed true ancient roman works of art, most of which are sculptures (there are some renaissance paintings and etruscan works as well). While many sculptures are disembodied or incomplete, they represent the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is very little line up and it wasn't crowded at all. The various giant sized body parts that were parts of large statutes were interesting and a good spot for a selfie. They also have the famous bronze statute She-Wolf statute with Romulus and Remus suckling her is her. Plus there is a statute that I swear looks just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is were you go to see where they put all the art and statues that has been found in Rome's ruins, palaces, and villas. Michelangelo designed the buildings for Rome's great icons of art. The audio guide takes a while to master and the staff is NO help at all with explanation or instructions. As in most Italian museums... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to love this museum, I really did. I'm a great fan of Roman history, and was very exited about seeing this collection. So I was very disappointed to have my reaction be more one of frustration than anything. First, this is the dang most confusing museum I have ever been in in my life! You have to enter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has some outstanding individual exhibits including parts of the massive statue of Constantine, the Capitoline Wolf, the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, etc, etc. Among its paintings is a version of Caravaggio's St John the Baptist and the famous Rape of the Sabine Women. Grab a floor plan and take your time to stroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is full of before Christ statues and paintings and artifacts. And it tells the history of Rome, the museum built in 15th century and you will find some remaining of it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the museum more than I expected; the sculptures are worth seeing, and there are a few exquisite mosaics. The view over the Forum is a real treat. Everything said previously about a confusing layout is true. Start by getting your ticket in the building to the right from the front of the piazza. You enter through the next... 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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