Musei Capitolini

Musei Capitolini, Rome: Hours, Address, Musei Capitolini Reviews: 4.5/5

Musei Capitolini
4.5
Art Museums • History Museums
09:30 - 18:30
Monday
09:30 - 18:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 18:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 18:30
Thursday
09:30 - 18:30
Friday
09:30 - 18:30
Saturday
09:30 - 18:30
Sunday
09:30 - 18:30
About
The creation of the Capitoline Museums has been traced back to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a group of bronze statues of great symbolic value to the People of Rome. The collections are closely linked to the city of Rome, and most of the exhibits come from the city itself.
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Address
Neighbourhood: Campitelli
How to get there
  • Fori Imperiali-Colosseo • 10 min walk
  • Colosseo • 10 min walk
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kwiewiorowski
Poznan, Poland2,080 contributions
Jul 2021
Can’t visit Rome without visiting the Museums. They house predominantly an impressive collection of ancient sculpture and other artifacts but also fantastic frescoes, tapestries, paintings and furniture. They are located on top on Capitoline Hill. Details you will find in guidebooks. The tickets we bought on line- it was a combined, two-day ticket: Colosseum, the Forum and the Museums. The visitors were few due to the recently only lifted restrictions so we enjoyed our visit a lot. We were there in July and the cool of the museum was a welcome bonus. Sulla terrazza there is a caffe, where we had a light lunch with a couple of glasses of Prosecco enjoying a wonderful view of Rome at the same time. A great day we loved!
Written 1 January 2022
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy21,270 contributions
Oct 2021
Went to the Capitoline Museums today to see the exhibition "The Torlonia Marbles: Collecting Masterpieces." Had wanted to see it in April 2020, when I had a trip planned to Rome ... and then COVID hit. Fast forward to October 2021, I am finally back in Rome and this was at the top of my list, and it did not disappoint. Small but marvelous exhibition, the first room with the busts of various emperors and members of their families was marvelous.
Written 21 October 2021
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Peter C
San Jose, CA58 contributions
Sep 2021
They won't let you in without a photo ID . We had all the vaccination information, all the forms etc. with QR codes, you name it. But my wife didn't have a photo ID so after waiting in line for 15 minutes we had to be humiliated by some lady with red dyed
hair. The beauty of this is that their web site would not let me book in advance because the call-back-with-a special code feature doesn't work for international calls. And nowhere does it say photo ID required. Be warned.
Written 8 September 2021
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kgkjgkjg
Washington DC, DC173 contributions
Aug 2021
Most modern presentation of any museum I visited in Rome in terms of lighting and organization and presentation, and amazing art both ancient and Renaissance. Audio guide is worthwhile. Would have stayed longer but it was closing time.
Written 14 August 2021
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Liekehanna
Rotterdam, The Netherlands135 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
Stunning museum with a fantastic collection! From paintings by Caravaggio to the famous she-wolf: they have it all. The first part of the museum was very clearly organised, I had some navigation troubles with the second part but that did not really matter as it was all so beautiful.

I had some trouble booking the tickets online - make sure to do this in time (COVID-19) and to take your time.
Written 9 August 2021
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Jake23
New Jersey6,086 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
The Capitoline Museum is absolutely worth seeing. The highlight is the she wolf sculpture but there is plenty more to see.
Written 22 July 2021
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McKenna N
Gainesville, FL119 contributions
Jun 2020
The museum has a great collection of ancient pottery and art, especially the Marcus Aurelius statue. You can head down the to basement to see gravestones of Romans and archaeological finds from the area.

It's on the top of a STEEP hill overlooking the forum. Don't walk up it in the middle of the afternoon. Take a cab or go in the morning.
Written 17 February 2021
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sandy c
Copenhagen, Denmark596 contributions
Oct 2020
There is a lot to see here in this mish-mash of galleries and halls. But good luck seeing it all. I didn't get to see the "Time of Caravaggio" exhibition (that I paid extra for) as it was hidden behind some unmarked door with no signage. And when you DO come across something interesting, good luck finding anything about it. 15 euro entry fee, and they can't be bothered to label anything- There are just poorly designed lists at the end of the hallways, nowhere near what you're trying to identify.
During my visit guests were strictly forbidden from walking the wrong way down the halls. And no indication of how to get from one part of the complex to another- I had to walk outside through the public square, and hope they'd remember me as I re entered. What a buzzkill!
So yes, there is a lot to see here. From ancient masterpieces to 19th century paintings, but be aware that you'll need a lot of time to try finding it all.
Written 17 December 2020
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA28,320 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
The Capitoline Museum was almost empty when I visited it. No pre-booking required: I easily bought my ticket at the ticket office (16€) and started my trip to Ancient Rome.

I do not know how it has happened, but I spent five hours there with lunch (my original plan was to spend only two hours or so).

Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Nuovo has the most impressive and vast collection of Roman antiquities: enormous sculptures (or whatever is left of them), the busts of all Roman emperors and philosophers, huge equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, delicate Capitoline Venus, the colossal statue of Mars in the courtyard... the list is long.

The view of the Roman Forums from the Tabularim is one of the best in Rome. And no selfie-takers around, which is a big plus.

Also, the panorama of Rome from the Palazzo Clementine-Caffarelli is second to none.

The Pinacoteca is not too spectacular by the Rome standards, but Caravaggio’s “The Fortune Teller” certainly is.

I was fortunate to see the exhibit “Luca Signorelli and Roma” during my visit. To my surprise, I learned that Luca Signorelli, the great master of human body, was not recognized for many years. Some of his best paintings, “San Sebastian”, “Madonna with Child” from the Metropolitan Museum in NYC, “Madonna with Child and San Giovanni”, were part of the exhibit. The explanations and the visuals about the “Last Judgement” of the Cappella di San Brizio in Orvieto Cathedral were especially interesting for me because I had been to Orvieto in the past and had an opportunity to admire his masterpiece.

To take a break, you can stop at the museum cafe, which has decent sandwiches and pastries. I had salmon and mozzarella sandwich with caramelized walnuts on the whole-grain crusty bread, coffee and tiramisu. The added bonus is the cafe’s terrace, Terazza Caffarelli, which is an excellent spot to enjoy and photograph sweeping views of the Eternal City.
Written 23 November 2020
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Piergiorgio P
Bergamo, Italia504 contributions
Sep 2020
Disappointing experience. The museum look like a warehouse more than a museum. Objects are displayed without any order and captions are hardly readable and referable. The staff at the entrance is very helpful and kind, but the employers inside the museum are more busy chatting by phone or taking a nap.
Written 28 September 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:30
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