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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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  • This museum actually consists of 2 buildings, the new Palace (Palazzo nuovo) and the Palace of conservatives (Palazzo dei occasionally). Inside, it's the glare. So many beautiful statues of the ancient time of female sculptures, frescoes, mosaics, sarcophagi... We can see the famous Wolf associated with the mythical legend of Romulus and Remus and the founding of Rome. We can also see the Aphrodite of the Capitol, a statue of dazzling beauty and exceptional. We can also see a representative statue Marforio is one of the six "talking statues" of Rome, it is gigantic. We could mention all the beautiful monument so there. If you go to Rome, you must go, it is a must.
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  • Already the location of museums is a masterpiece that takes your breath away: the town square, Campiglio as wanted Michelangelo especially climbing its stairway itself would merit alone a Rome trip Nothing in museums is insignificant from the gipsoteca in Lapidarium to Art Gallery: even the panorama on the holes is a wonder many works which alone are worth a visit as the dying Gaul, Caravaggio, the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, the boy with Thorn, kidneys, Tiziano ... very enjoyable lapidary As all museums comunal the residents of the municipality of Rome (throughout the province) don't pay the first Sunday of the month (with document)
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  • Very interesting museum about ancient Rome, with great history lesson. However, think about taking an audio guide because otherwise see no explanations.
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  • This museum is well preserved. Not so crowded. Lots of amazing pieces. We used our Roma Pass card here. Do not take large bags here as they will ask you to lock them up in a room there. Lockers are free but small.
  • One of the best museums I've visited. The collection of art is really worth to see, same as the building itself. Plus the terrace has such a perfect view! Definitely recommend to visit here.
  • Loved this museum. The architecture is stunning and the pieces inside are well cared for. As a museum professional myself it was brilliant seeing people in their conservation gear in the museum, showing that active conservation is happening. The history is well explained and graphic panels excellent
  • I visited this place by accident, and it exceeded my expectations. While visiting the headless sculpture garden of the forum, my daughter asked if there were any undamaged sculptures from the Roman era. I didn't know until we found them here. Amazingly well preserved!
  • This is an excellent museum. The architecture is fantastic, the pieces are interesting and thoughtfully arranged. The museum is simple enough to walk around. Like most museums I have visited in Italy, there is a distinct lack of description of the artifacts. It's restaurant on the top floor has amazing views, good service but sadly closes with the museum. It's a great place to stop for lunch, if a bit pricey.

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