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Review of Musei Capitolini

Musei Capitolini
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Capitoline Museums Marvels - Roman History from Beginning to End
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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.
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We used our Roma Pass for this after seeing the Colosseum, as we were unable to get reservations for the Galleria Borghese. There was a Michelangelo exhibition and many beautiful sculptures to see. I was really looking forward to seeing Bernini's Bust of Medusa, but unfortunately it was on loan to another museum, as were other works.

Thank Dessa D
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Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Although it has potential it is difficult to navigate through. Seems like they are working on updates so most of the art had no coordinating number to the audio guide not to mention that not every room had a sign or number to figure out which room you were in. If you find a staff member who will look up from their cell phone to assist you they are excruciatingly rude. This museum was more costly than most and most of the are seems to be copies of the originals.

Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Seeing the attractions in this museum is awesome. There is so much to see, and it is laid out very nice. There are a lot of steps, and walking but it is worth it. Very warm upstairs in the spring even. A must see.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Thinks to be aware of. First, the entrance is off of the Piazza del Campidoglio. Look it's location up on a good map. Second is that while there is just one entrance to buy tickets, you could (we did) end up buying tickets for a temporary exhibit as well as for the main museum complex. Third thing is that the Capitolini is actually three interconnecting units. First is the four levels of the building you just bought your ticket at (the Palazzo dei Conservatori). It consists of floors (levels) -1, 0, 1, 2, and 3....confused, be sure to pick up a free map when you buy your tickets.
The -1 level is accessed by stairs and elevator. It leads to the Tabularium (which has great views of the Roman Forum) which in turn leads to stairs taking you into the Palazzo Nuovo.
All three sections are worth the effort to find and explore. I indicate it will take 2-3 hours because at some point you should go to the cafe on the top floor and take some time to drink a beverage of choice while looking over the city.

Thank Epags
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

I wish there was a place to rate the cafeteria separately because this place detracted from my visit in a significant way. There are several people working at this self service place, but it still takes 30 minutes be handed a pre made sandwich that is just sitting in the glass case in front of you after you pay. And this is not due to crowds, as you file in a single file line. I have never seen such chaos and I still don't understand what the problem is here. Do not eat here. Go outside to an overpriced food truck if need be.

The museum had many interesting pieces, and made a very nice companion visit to Capitolini Hill and the Colosseum. I highly recommend the view of the forum from the tabularium, which is a little tricky to find but worth it.

Thank Bananaheim
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