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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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  • 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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