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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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Having visited the Roman Forum the dat before, I wanted to flesh out my understanding and learn more about this significant period of history. I wanted to see artifacts, see the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having visited the Roman Forum the dat before, I wanted to flesh out my understanding and learn more about this significant period of history. I wanted to see artifacts, see the art and learn about what was happening then. This is not a history museum but tells a very good story by the displayed artworks. The collection here is not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Besides the Vatican Museum, this has to be the 2nd best museum in Roma. Not as crowded as the VM, there is sufficient space to linger and read the descriptions on the pre-dominantly sculpture collection. There are some artwork on the 2nd floor (Caravaggio) but the huge Marcus Aurelius and the view of the Roman Forums are real highlights. Housed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the best collections I've seen in some time. A perfect place to spend some time in a rainy day, with a lot of sculptures, paintings and all kinds of stuff to see. The museum needs a 2-3 hours to see, but you can stay as much as you can.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is actually divided into two sections connected by a tunnel below ground. The museum features hundreds on statues (or parts thereof) and a lot of murals and art. There is a central area featuring Marcus Aurelius on horseback. It is the highlight of the museum. This venue can easily be combined with a visit to the Forum. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Rent the audio-guide; it is off-the-charts excellent. The pieces are narrated by different voices, presumably the pieces themselves, giving life to the art. In a famous sculpture (the oldest known depiction of this event), the she-wolf narrates what it is like to have rescued Romulus and Remus, how she saw them taken away by their rescuer, how she quietly pads... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great museum on Piazza designed my Michelangelo himself. Not very crowded. Lots to see, wonderful statues and busts. Best view there is of the Forum right out their windows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It took multiple trips to the Eternal City, but we finally reserved time for the museum. The extensive collection of antiquities preserved here is worth an entire day. The buildings feature many ancient Roman statues, colossal busts, friezes etc. Buildings connect by an underground tunnel. I highly recommend a visit to anyone interested in ancient history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was opened in the 18th century and the exhibitions have mainly been unchanged since then. Especially the old bronze statues of Marcus Aurelius, the wolve feelings Romus and Remulus and the status of the boy are highly interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Musei capitolini host a great collection of Roman statues, with also the original statue of Marco Aurelio on his horse, which is the centre of a big hall lit from above by natural light. I think the museum is great, even though it's not one of the major attractions in Rome . It's situated in front of the piazza... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum seems like it was built around the ruins that make up the main gallery. Once you wander through all the marble carvings and shards of pottery you will get to the section with the ruins. Make sure to take the stair cases up to the main part of the actual home. Each room is themed and all the... 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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