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“So much history”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Musei Capitolini

Musei Capitolini
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Private Tour: Ancient Roman Art History Walking Tour
Ranked #51 of 1,486 things to do in Rome
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Owner description: 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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“So much history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

This museum had so much history to it. A definite must see on your trip to rome, put it on your check list. So much to see, a great museum.

Visited December 2013
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“The history of Rome at your finger tips”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

This museum contains an extensive collection of art, sculpture, mosaics, and other treasures of Rome. It's a little like the Museum of London in that it contains local artifacts. There are two sides, the west with older artifacts and the east with more recent. There are some good museum guides. I didn't try the audio guides.

When you cross underground between west and east sides of the museum, take the time to go through the passage on the right and up the stairs for a picture-worthy view of the Forum. You'll also find funeral tribute plaques with translations that make the people seem very real.

There's a restaurant on the top floor with outside dining and more wonderful views over the rooftops of Rome. Order from the cashier first, then take your receipt to get your order.

Entrance to the Palazzo Altemps, between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon, is included with the ticket.

Visited November 2013
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“One of the must-go museum in Rome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

Admission ticket costs 13 Euros per person. As you look towards Vittorio Emmanuel II Monument (the "Wedding cake" of Rome), Capitoline Museum is to the right of the monument, up a flight of steps. On the right of the equestrian statue is the "Palazzo del Conservatori". On the left is "Palazzo Nuovo". Purchase your ticket from the ticket office in the building on the right. The entrance is on the right building, next to the ticket office. Make your way past an X-ray machine with your belongings & then look to the right side. You will see the large head of Constantine and his hand & feet in the courtyard just past the X-ray machine. Lots of interesting art pieces & sculptures to see. Don't miss the She-wolf, the boy with the thorn in his feet, the equestrian statue and Caravaggio's painting (highest floor) in the "Palazzo del Conservatori" and the Dying Gaul, Capitoline Venus in the second building "Palazzo Nuovo". The only entrance is from the building on the right (Palazzo del Conservatori).

To access the next building (Palazzo Nuovo), go through a long passage through the basement floor. Note : Halfway along the basement passage, there is a path to the right. You must go there for the Tabularium - where there is an amazing view of the Roman Forum below. Don't miss it. It took us about two hours to finish exploring the museum. Wear comfortable shoes cos lots of walking & stairs to climb. Enjoy your visit.

Visited November 2013
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“The place for art lovers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

So many artworks for art lovers. The Capitoline Museum will offer you an insight into different periods form an art point of view. Take your time when going there because you will need to.

Visited May 2013
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“This place is big”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

Museum is very big and can take a lot of time. Close walk from the Roman Forum. Use Rome Pass for this if Galleria Borghese is not available. The audioguide was good, but there were also a lot of mistakes on the audioguide. Plan extra time for this place.

Visited January 2013
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