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Musei Capitolini

Piazza del Campidoglio 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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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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Piazza del Campidoglio 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
+39 06 0608
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

As others have noted, the museum has a superb collection well worth a visit. But be aware that to get from the main building to the "new" one across the square you must use an underground tunnel. For anyone with mobility issues this is a...More

Thank 389davidh
Reviewed 25 October 2012

The museum is behind the Vittorio Emanuele monument. There are 2 staircases. One leads to the Basilica of Maria Aracoeli. The right hand one leads up to the courtyard of the museum. The statue of Marcus Aurelius in the courtyard is a replica. The real...More

Thank Coellum
Reviewed 23 October 2012

This museum was on our 'must-see' list anyway,but we were fortunate enough to visit when the Lux in Arcana exhibition was there. We intended staying only two hours,but came out after five!....and we could still have spent more time there. We first saw the exhibits...More

1  Thank Heathersmile24
Reviewed 22 October 2012

The Capitoline museum consists of 2 buildings around a lovely plaza, designed by Michaelangelo. The wealth of treasures is astonishing. There is a great balcony that overlooks the Forum. Try to spend several hours, but do a little research to find out where the things...More

1  Thank Anna H
Reviewed 20 October 2012

I got in free as I think they were just opening up a new area, but fantastic for ancient statues and art, good views in and around the piazza as well.

Thank HolidayJunky007
Reviewed 19 October 2012

We came specially to Rome for this exhibition, a side trip from Australia to the UK. It was well worth the effort. Apart from being relatively cheap to get in, the museum was not at all busy. The multiple air conditioners were a welcome relief....More

Thank John O
Reviewed 18 October 2012

The Capital Museum was one of my favorite places to see while I was in Rome! I was fortunate enough be there while they were still exhibiting documents from the Secret Vatican archives. One of my favorite exhibits was the huge scroll that was encased...More

1  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 10 October 2012 via mobile

We visited here on a recommendation to take a trip to the rooftop viewing platform. The tomb of the unknown soldier is the first attraction, try to be there on the hour when the guards change. Then follow the signs for the elevator to the...More

Thank Louise B
Reviewed 10 October 2012

Great museums inside 2 beautiful pallazos with artworks from ancient Rome and the renaissance( The pinacoteca was fantastic) .There is a beautiful underground passage that connects the 2 parts of the museum.Don;t miss it or you'll miss half of the museum.

Thank tolba
Reviewed 5 October 2012

Fascinating museum full of ancient antiquities (sounds boring - we nearly gave it a miss - but it is actually not to be missed!). Ideally take a guide book with you, there is just so much to see. Make sure you take the underground passage...More

2  Thank Marc-Scott-Parkin
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
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Do you have to print out online tickets or can you just have your iphone copy?
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Response from Zetema M | Property representative |
Dear Lyn, if you print the online ticket, you can directly access to security checks and avoid the ticket office. Instead, if you don't print it, you need to show the confirmation on your iphone to the ticket office, than... More
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Will the museum always a queue? I am thinking rather booking online ticket or at the door
26 April 2017|
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Response from Zetema M | Property representative |
Dear narihime9, booking in advance is not compulsory; by booking in advance you can skip the line at the ticket office by going directly to the ticket window; it's difficult to make predictions in advance. In any case... More
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Felecia C
I wanted to buy my tickets in advance online, but when I go to buy them from the website, it says my entry time is 9:30, we are wanting to enter at 3:00 that day. Should I go ahead and get the tickets or just wait and buy them at the museum on that day. It is December 28th, so maybe it won't be very busy any way and we wont need advanced tickets? I want to make sure to avoid the lines.
11 November 2016|
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Response from Zetema M | Property representative |
Dear Felecia C, booking in advance is not compulsory; by booking in advance you can skip the line at the ticket office by going directly to the ticket window; it's difficult to make predictions in advance. In any case... More
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