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“Extensive art with weak descriptions of each work” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Musei Capitolini

Musei Capitolini
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Private Tour: Ancient Roman Art History Walking Tour
Ranked #50 of 1,456 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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“Extensive art with weak descriptions of each work”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

This is an extensive collection of important historical Italian art. I Highly suggest you pay for the recorded tour. There is a lot of great works in this museum. But, it is very difficult to know what you are looking at. My other criticism is: there 4 major, must see works in here, Marcus Aurelius, the Fortune Teller, the bust of Medusa and the Capitoline wolf. Unfortunately, TWO of them were out on loan and not available to see.

Visited March 2014
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“Breathtaking content and worth going for the viewing terrace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

The musei are spread over two buildings connected with an underground tunnel.
The artworks, sculptures and bronzes cover the period from Roman to 16th century. Carravegio and Bernini feature as well.

There is a spectaular viewing terrace accessed via the cafe and will allow you to see right across Rome to the Vatican. From the underground tunnel there is another viewing area overlooking the Forum.

There is a good 3 to 4 hours that can be spent at these most ancient of all the Roman museums.

Visited March 2014
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“A visit to the Capitoline Museum is essential in understanding the many layers of Rome's history.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

The collection is vast and exquisite, and a key part of Rome's history since pieces were constantly being unearthed and added to the museum's collection.

Visited February 2014
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“Loads to See”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

This museum is a great place to enjoy all that is ancient Rome. There are so many items here that you can spend hours, but two of the best are the statue of the She-Wolf with Romulus and Remus, and the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius. There are rooms with marble busts of the caesars and of philosophers, Bernini's bust of Medusa, paintings, statues, beautiful ceilings, etc. And you can take photos of any and all. If you go behind the National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II and go up the main stairway to the Capitoline Hill (Campidoglio), it is a fitting entrance to the sculptures and the museums.

Visited January 2014
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“Well worth a visit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

It's easy to become burnt out seeing so many things in Rome. But you push on and you still get the buzz of discovery. This museum has so many things from antiquity to see. The famous image of Romulus and Remus comes to life when you come across the exceptional statue Lupa Capitolina. Also the poignant statue of a youth removing a splinter from his foot, Spinario, captures a moment in time. Also impressive is the mounted statue of Marcus Aurelius and Bernini's Medusa.

Visited January 2014
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