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Musei Capitolini, Rome

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Musei Capitolini, situated in a piazza designed by Michelangelo in 1536, helps visitors to appreciate the many layers of the city’s cultural heritage. This site is actually a group of art and archaeological museums, housed inside palaces recognized as some of the city’s finest examples of medieval architecture. The history of the museums can be traced to the 15th century, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a collection of ancient bronze sculptures to the people of Rome and installed them here. Since then, the museums’ collection has grown to include a large number of ancient Roman, Greek, and Egyptian statues, as well as inscriptions, jewels, medals, mosaics, and coins. The museums’ extensive compendium of art includes a huge number of medieval and Renaissance works, including masterpieces by Bernini and Caravaggio, among many others. There’s so much to see here, one visit may not be enough. The ticket office is situated in the piazza, but you can also book your tickets online. Using our international travel planner, Rome attractions like Musei Capitolini can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Capitoline Museum, on the map of the Apple phone, is called the Hill Museum (MUSEO Capitolini). The pavilion, located on the top of the hill behind the Piazza Venezia, is divided into two main buildings, connected by underground passages, which can be visited only one way, from within a building, and from another building opposite. Ticket is divided into 2 tickets at the entrance of the same time ticket.
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  • The Wolf or the equestrian statue of marc Aurelius, there are multitude of wonders you can take time to contemplate less crowded in the late afternoon, free locker room very practical if you make a Museum of ancient Rome c is there as it fau t choose
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  • The Capitoline museums are second to none! I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of torsos and wonderful frescoes, as well as, of course, by Marcus Aurelius. During my wanderings I realized that among the various paintings one among all stood out on others ... well Yes, that's him, the famous "fortune teller", a work by Michelangelo merisi da CARAVAGGIO, or more commonly known as! How wonderful, I wonder!
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  • Beautiful and fascinating museum. I would definitely recommend using the optional video tour. It's well worth its money. The museum is a must-see in Rome for me as a historian. I think the museum did a great job of making the town's history come to life. Sometimes the route from the video tour is a bit vague, though. The museum would do well to make this clearer.
  • Beautiful place. If you know about history of Roma this is must!! You can see a lot at beautiful art. Better come before lunch. It’s not busy. And make sure you don’t go out before looking ever
  • Enormous variety from the ancient Rome's art, paintings, sculpture, etc. Definitely worth visiting when you are in Rome. The building itself looks amazing, it is in the middle of the city, close to other famous sights, it can be easily approached by a short walk from metro/bus stations. Similarly like other sight in Rome, you should go through security check. Also bags and backpacks should be put in lockers...locker room is absolutely fine, no issues with it. Capitoline museums are highly recommended to check...
  • This amazing museum actually has two sides connected by underground areas that show some amazing examples of classical Roman art. There is also a wonderful view looking out over the Forum. The Sculpture is outstanding.
  • Incredible collection of art and artefacts. The Sistine Chapel alone is worth the price of a ticket. If you don't want to wait for hours under the sun or get ripped off by a street vendor you can by your tickets in advance on the official website of the museums (it will also allow you to skip the queue for the St. Peter basilica)
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