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Capitoline Hill and Museums (Campidoglio e Musei Capitolini) Tours

Capitoline Hill and Museums (Campidoglio e Musei Capitolini)
One of the most elegant public spaces in Rome, Capitoline Hill (Campidoglio) is the site of Piazza del Campidoglio, designed by Michelangelo in 1536. This piazza overlooking the Roman Forum includes an open square, three Renaissance palace museums—Palazzo dei Conservatori, Palazzo Senatorio, and Palazzo Nuovo—and Cordonata, a monumental staircase. The square’s three palazzi house the Capitoline Museums (Musei Capitolini), considered the world’s first public museum. The vast collections include classical sculpture, Renaissance paintings, and archaeological finds.

The Basics
The Capitoline Museums, established in 1471 by Pope Sixtus IV and opened to the public in 1734, house collections spread between the three palazzi linked by an underground gallery and Palazzo Caffarelli-Clementino, just off the piazza. The scope of the collection is comparable to that of the Vatican Museums, so a private tour led by an expert guide who concentrates on the highlights is the best way to visit. This is one of Rome’s most important museum sites, so expect long lines to enter; joining a group tour in advance will allow you to skip the line.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There are two separate entrances for visitors with limited mobility, available on request.
  • Book a private tour guide to avoid the long lines during the museum’s frequent special exhibitions. 
  • Strollers are allowed in the museum, but large bags and backpacks must be checked in the free cloakroom.
  • The museum has a rooftop cafe with a beautiful view over Rome.

How to Get to There
The main entrance to the Capitoline Museums is through Palazzo dei Conservatori in Piazza del Campidoglio, which is located behind the famous Vittoriano monument in Piazza Venezia. There are a number of bus and tram lines that stop in Piazza Venezia, or you can take the metro to the Colosseo stop and walk about 10 minutes to Piazza del Campidoglio.

When to Get There
The Capitoline Museums are open daily from 9:30am to 7:30pm, with last admission one hour before closing. Like most of Rome's most famous repositories of art, the site is crowded year-round, though numbers peak in summer and during special exhibitions. The best time to visit is first thing in the morning, or during the quieter winter months.

Capitoline Museum Highlights
A number of important works of art are housed in the Capitoline Museums' collections, including the “Capitoline Wolf,” a bronze statue of Romulus and Remus suckling a she-wolf, and “The Dying Gaul,” an ancient Roman sculpture of a dying soldier. There are also masterpieces by Caravaggio, Titian, Pietro da Cortona, and Guercino.

Address: Piazza del Campidoglio, 1, 00186, Italy
Hours: Open daily 9:30am-7:30pm
Admission: € 15 for adults
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Empire Roman Museum Ticket (Capitolini): Hosted Entry

Empire Roman Museum Ticket (Capitolini): Hosted Entry

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Visit the Musei Capitolini (Capitoline Museums) in Rome to learn about the Roman Empire. Considered to be the world's first museum, as a space where art is accessible to the public, the Capitolini features art and artifacts that depict the city's history, including a sculpture of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. Booking admission in advance saves you time in the ticket line.
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Capitol Hill and Capitoline Museums - Skip the line Private Tour

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Travel through time and discover the history of the Capitoline Hill from Ancient Rome to the great italian Reinassance! From the Temple of Juppiter, Father of all the Gods, to Piazza del Campidoglio, the stunning square designed by the famous artist Michelangelo, this fascinating hill has been the core of the Eternal City for nearly three thousand years. And the very collection of the Capitoline Museums recounts this long history, from the original She Wolf that nurses Romulus and Remus, renowned symbol of Rome since its foundation, to the masterpieces of great italian artists like Caravaggio and Bernini. In the first public museum in the world, you’ll also see the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius and the colossal head of the statue of the first Christian Emperor, Constantine! Enrich this amazing tour with a marvellous, unique view over Ancient Rome from the Capitoline Hill, and be sure to take plenty of wonderful pictures to show to your friends! This tour can be customized to meet your requests and special needs! Please contact us!
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View the classical sculptures and paintings at Rome’s Capitoline Museums on a skip-the-line small-group tour. With a Blue Badge guide to introduce the highlights and their history, take in Michelangelo-designed Capitoline Square before bypassing the lines for the museums. Admire must-sees like the Capitoline Wolf she-wolf sculpture, the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, and paintings by Tintoretto, Rubens, and other masters. Headsets to clearly hear your guide included, with entrance fees at own expense.
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Capitoline Museums Marvels Private Tour

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This private tour of the Capitoline Museums allows you to get a picture of Roman history from beginning to end. With an archaeologist or art historian guide, explore the massive collection of the world's oldest archaeological museum.
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Skip-the-line Capitoline Museums Wolf & Hill Guided Tour in Rome

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Percy Jackson and the Olympian Gods Tour at the Capitoline Museums

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Come face to face with the characters from the Percy Jackson novels on this educational and entertaining walking tour. Visit the Capitoline Museums to learn about ancient Olympian gods, goddesses, and mystical creatures. The museums’ collections feature masterpieces like the bust of the poet Homer, the Capitoline Wolf, and Boy With Thorn. Your guide uses scavenger hunts, quizzes, games, and multimedia tools to encourage discussion and conversation about the the mythical creatures in the Jackson novels.
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Fast Access Guided Tour of the Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Hill & Ancient Rome

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Rome All Inclusive - Skip the Line Tour Sistine Chapel, Colosseum & Ancient Rome

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Percy Jackson Tour for Kids at the Capitoline Museums of Rome with Special Guide

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Discover Capitoline Museums with Percy Jackson & Marco Local Guide

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Everyone will love learning about Roman and Greek mythological characters! Your kid-friendly guide has designed a fun tour of quizzes, photo contests, interactive games and a scavenger hunt to keep them curious and excited. Climb the steps to Piazza del Campidoglio and meet your guide in front of the Capitoline Museum, the world’s first museum, next to the statue of Marcus Aurelius on horseback. Be introduced to the one-eyed Polyphemus, the menacing looking Medusa, the wise centaur Chiron, gods and goddesses such as Athena, June, Jupiter, Love and Psyche, and many other mythological creatures. You’ll learn about Greek and Roman Gods, as well as Romulus and Remo, who were fed and reared by the she-wolf! Admire the bronze she-wolf statue, the symbol of Rome, and listen to ancient legends about the founding of the Eternal City, stories of Emperor Constantine and much more. Lovers of Percy Jackson’s adventures cannot miss this tour!
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Private Colosseum Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets Ancient Rome & Forums

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Enjoy the best sites of Ancient Rome on this fantastic tour, accompanied by an expert guide. With reserved tickets included, you won’t waste time in long queues before beginning your journey back in time. This comprehensive guided tour will take you back to Ancient Rome led by our knowledgeable and captivating historians who, assisted by of visual aids and reconstructions of ancient monuments, will breathe new life into the ruins. You’ll wander through the ancient Forum and climb the Palatine Hill and, as this is a private tour you'll have the full attention of your guide, providing a more personal experience.
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  • 3 hours
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Capitoline Museums with Percy Jackson and Greek & Roman Gods Kid-Friendly Tour

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Go in search of Percy Jackson's characters on this kid-friendly tour of Rome's Capitoline Museums. Your guide will tailor their commentary and the tour's content to the ages and interests of your kids, making Roman history come alive. This private tour promises personalized attention and plenty of time to ask questions.
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What are Capitoline Hill and Museums (Campidoglio e Musei Capitolini) hours of operation?
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Capitoline Hill and Museums (Campidoglio e Musei Capitolini) hours of operation: Open daily 9:30am-7:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Capitoline Hill and Museums (Campidoglio e Musei Capitolini) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 59 Capitoline Hill and Museums (Campidoglio e Musei Capitolini) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Capitoline Hill and Museums (Campidoglio e Musei Capitolini) costs USD 30.45. Guided Capitoline Hill and Museums (Campidoglio e Musei Capitolini) tours start around USD 30.45 per person. See all 59 Capitoline Hill and Museums (Campidoglio e Musei Capitolini) tickets and tours on Viator.
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