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Musei Capitolini

#50 of 1,455 things to do in Rome
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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
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Address: Piazza del Campidoglio 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 0608

The creation of the Capitoline Museums has been traced back to 1471, when...

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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I do not figure out how to be in Rome for several days and not go to Capitoline Museums. This is one of the places of Rome quintessential in ART AND HISTORY.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I do not figure out how to be in Rome for several days and not go to Capitoline Museums. This is one of the places of Rome quintessential in ART AND HISTORY.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Definitely lives up to the hype. Full of many wonderful pieces of art. From Bernini's Medusa's head, to ancient Greek bronze statues, Pieces of colossal ancient statues and of course amazing paintings with 2 wonderful ones by Caravaggio

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The collection that they offer is amazing. However, I believe that it worths getting the audio guide. It might seem a bit expensive, but trust me it is a must. You have the option of a short tour or a long tour (2.5hour). They give you an ipad (they hold your ID until you return it) and they also show... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seen from most points in Rome this lovely building has some gorgeous statues and carvings outside it and overlooks a busy square with lots of other sights nearby, including Caesars home.!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it! The collection is overwhelming and if you are a fan of sculpture you have to go. Definitely get a drink at the cafe because the view is spectacular

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunaly It is not very famous and It is often underconsidered by most of The turists and locals, but the musei capitolini hosts such a great collection of wonderfull masterpieces in a beautiful location that You cannot miss it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated behind the Victory Monument and adjacent to the forum complex, this is an excellent museum located on two sides of a piazza. We used our Roma Pass second free entry here and it was well worth it. The roof top terrace cafe and restaurant afford som good views and although a bit pricey, was decent for lunch. The displays... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most important museums, where you can see all the portraits of philosophers and great people. You sould stay there for at least 4 hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are having a sabbatical year in Europe and we just left Italy. In Rome we had two tours in mythology mode cause my kids who are 9 and 13 love Percy Jackson!!! Paola and Francesca of Kids tours in Rome were sublime at the Vatican Museums and at the Capitoline Museum. The museums are not very crowded so we... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Given all the exceptional art availabile in site at the many historic and free churches around the city, this museum is an expensive and unnecessary exercise in frustration. The too high cost, staff who are rude and indifferent, crushes of tour groups and unannounced closures make for a mostly waste of of time. For a city that prides itself in... More 

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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 neighbourhood packs a cultural punch and then some. Screaming scooters, battling buses, crazy cars, and lots of foot traffic converge in the area all day long. By dusk, a different vibe emerges as the neighbourhood quiets down. Don't be surprised if you find yourself passing through the Piazza Venezia at least once a day, since it’s the most direct way to get from one side of town to another.
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