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Musei Capitolini

#52 of 1,312 things to do in Rome
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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
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Address: Piazza del Campidoglio 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 0608
09:30 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:30

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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Popped in here on the last day of our first visit to Rome, with the intention of having a quiet and thoughtful 'mooch' as a more relaxed wind-down for a couple of hours compared... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in here on the last day of our first visit to Rome, with the intention of having a quiet and thoughtful 'mooch' as a more relaxed wind-down for a couple of hours compared to the previous few days where we'd walked fifteen to twenty miles each day intoxicated by this wonderful city. Instead, we became entranced by room, after... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

See the emperors, including the original statue of Marcus Aurelius. See beautiful micro-mosaics. My favorite part is getting to the Tabularium with its Forum overlook. Decoding signs show you what buildings you're seeing and really help you to figure out just what you're looking at in the Forum.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We missed this the last time we were in Rome and regretted it. After you have spent all the time climbing up to the Michelangelo-designed plaza at the tip of Capitoline Hill and seen the copy of Marcus Aurelius' statue, actually go to the museum. It actually is in both buildings on the sides of the plaza, with an underground... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have comfortable shoes on, this visit is frequently part of an intinerary , so most probably before or after seeing these museums you have walked or will walk a lot. The essential interest applying to everybody, independently of you cultural level and how much involved in arts you are, this is an unbelievable way to browse through a databank of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Till December 5th, 2016 you'll be able to visit this amazing museum and listen to great jazz music! Be prepared to wait in line for a while before being able to get in!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the video/audio guide tour of this museum and loved every minute. The guide is totally worth the 6€. In addition to incredible works of sculpture art there is a view from the "relaxation area" that spreads out across the ruins, all the way to the Coloseum. This alone is worth the price of entry. We went at 2:00pm... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful museum with a nice rooftop cafe with views. The courtyard is a must see and the exhibits inside are very intriguing with good examples of antiquity art, coin and sculptures.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Come to the Capitolini to enjoy massive Roman sculpture, some fine paintings and iconic things like the statue of Romulus and Remus and the she-wolf. You'll need a couple of hours at least to see everything, but may need another hour on-top trying to find your way around. The map is uselessly indecipherable, the signage proving that Italians are world... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Here you get to see lots of beautiful and interesting things. You see the bronze statue with Romulus and Remus, the original of the statue in front the museum, many sculptures and paintings, and the best view on the Forum Romanum! This museum is definetly worth a visit and worth the money. We spent 2 hours here which was no... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A Rome resident suggested the Musei Capitalini for me and SOOOOOO glad they did... Wow, what history.... The sculptures and stone work are the best I have seen. Many 1st century carvings. Up close and personal with some really obscure works of art. The museum is a labyrinth of rooms, so go slow and don't forget to go into the... More 

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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 neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood 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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