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“Michelangelo Exhibit is a must-see!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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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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“Michelangelo Exhibit is a must-see!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

We did museum on our last day in Rome after doing all of the main tourist attractions and were looking for anything else that we may have missed. We actually saw the sign on the subway.

The museum is pretty hidden without any signage. It actually up the long slanted stairs to the right of the Piazza Venezia. This is not a free museum on the first Sunday of the month, which some in the line ahead of us, did not know. We waited for probably 45 minutes in line to get tickets. We stayed for about 3 hours and the line was just as long when we left as when we were in it. Be prepared to wait until you pre-purchase your tickets.

The Michelangelo exhibit is very informative and full of history. The paintings and writings that have been preserved will amaze you. We did not use an audioguide as the explanations for every exhibit were in English and Italian. The statue of David in the courtyard is a plaster reproduction of the original that is still housed in Florence.

The rest of the museum is very interesting and much different from several other museums in the city in that it seemed to have more paintings, tapestries and pottery artefacts than only marble statues and mosaics. The building is stuffy and there were portable air conditioning units by which the staff sat beside for their snooze.

While many reviews talked about the food being poor, we quite enjoyed our lunch of pizza and fresh fruit on the terrace. It was tasty, hot and the service was great. The panoramic view of Rome didn't hurt either!

Visited August 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

For someone who isn't in to galleries and museums too much, If you have time then I recommend you go to it, however it isn't a must see in my opinion

Visited July 2014
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“Kids audio tour a hit! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

My 10 year old son and 7 year old daughter visited this museum with me and we got the new kids audio guides and map. I also picked up the adult audio guide. The museum is a little complicated to navigate but numerous volunteers are available and the kids map gave us direction. Just have a map handy to point where you want to go next. The underground tunnel is a must and the Tabularium provided amazing views. We killed hours exploring the museum with the guides.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

It is one of the most important museums in Rome and it is worth a visit. Sculptures of various periods of Roman history at display and some of the world known masterpieces... However, photo is not allowed in the main room where Constantine is. Though, I see all took photos :)

Visited June 2014
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“Mixed feelings”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Wanted to love this place, but for every excellent room, there was an equally unimpressive room. Loved all the statues and who is not impressed by Michelangelo! The Musuem however lacks cohesion and I left feeling not quite fulfilled.

Visited July 2014
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