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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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  • For €17,000 including video guide ... Absolutely pointed. The works of art are no inferior to those of the Vatican. It's quiet you have space and it relaxes. To your art and history I recommend a visit. Better alternative to the Vatican
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  • We visited the Capitoline museums and honestly were disappointed as it is not highlighted a clear path that helps the visitor. The bar on the terrace gives a view of the city of all respect, shame on the staff, rude and distracted. There were three of them chatting with a client and we were in 5/6 waiting to be served.
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  • Greatest museum! It was clean and with so much beautiful art that I forgot about the dirty streets that took me there. You definitely need more than 2 hours spent there; it took me almost a whole day to see it all. Also, the best cup of coffee I have ever had was at the bar from the top of the Capitoline Museum :)
  • Actually two museums, mostly containing sculptures (although one of them also has a picture gallery). The lines weren't bad at all, and there's a security checkpoint, but there wasn't much of a wait for it. Plan on spending two or three hours here, depending on how much you love your history of Roman art. Particularly famous pieces include the Capitoline wolf (with Romulus and Remus), the Venus and the Dying Gaul.
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