No reviews, be the first!

  • Address: Piazza del Campidoglio, 1, 00186, Italy
  • Hours: Open daily 9:30am-7:30pm
  • Admission: € 15 for adults

Rome ATTRACTIONS See all

Capitoline Hill & Museums Tours

One of the most elegant public spaces in Rome, Capitoline Hill 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.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Percy Jackson and the Olympian Gods Tour at the Capitoline Museums, Rome, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Percy Jackson and the Olympian Gods Tour at the Capitoline Museums

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Enjoy this 2.5 hour fantastic journey back to Ancient times, exploring one of the world's most important collections of antiquities. You will learn everything ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $68.20
Private Tour: Imperial Rome Art History Walking Tour, Rome, Kid Friendly Tours & Activities
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Imperial Rome Art History Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 52 Reviews

Explore Rome's Imperial Roman history in style on a private walking tour with an art expert. Accompanied by your own private guide who specializes in art ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $113.67
Private Tour: Ancient Roman Art History Walking Tour, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Ancient Roman Art History Walking Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Explore Rome's ancient art history in style on a private walking tour with an art expert. Accompanied by your own private guide who specializes in art history, ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.67
Skip the Line: Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour Including Pantheon and Piazza ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 4

Skip the Line: Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour Including Pantheon and Piazza Navona

4.5 star rating: Recommended 188 Reviews

Visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill, Pantheon and Piazza Navona on this must-do small group Ancient Rome tour. Our expert guide will offer ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $57.59
Rome Colosseum and Ancient Ruins Private Skip-the-Line Tour, Rome, Skip-the-Line Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 4

Rome Colosseum and Ancient Ruins Private Skip-the-Line Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Enjoy our special private guided 3-hour Tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum in Rome. Bypass the queue at the Colosseum to avoid long waits. ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.09
Classical Rome City Tour, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Classical Rome City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 310 Reviews

Spend your morning on this classic Rome tour, seeing all the top attractions in Rome’s ‘centro storico’ – its historic center. By both coach and foot, visit ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $41.68
24 or 48hr Rome Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Skip-the-line Colosseum, Rome, Bus & Minivan Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

24 or 48hr Rome Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Skip-the-line Colosseum

Explore the city on a panoramic hop-on hop-off bus tour with 24 or 48 hour access. Enjoy three short guided walking group tours in the city center and enter in ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 1 to 2 days

From USD $88.41
Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour, Rome, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 204 Reviews

Discover the history of Imperial Rome on this 3-hour afternoon tour by coach and foot! As the capital of the Roman Empire, Rome boasts an array of ancient ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.25
Ancient Rome Segway Small Group Tour, Rome, Bus & Minivan Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Ancient Rome Segway Small Group Tour

Discover Rome's timeless beauty in a fun, entertaining and effortless manner with a small-group 3.5-hour tour on a Segway. It is one of the Eternal City's ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $99.78
Private Half-Day Tour of Rome with Chauffeur, Rome, Segway Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Half-Day Tour of Rome with Chauffeur

Enjoy a comprehensive overview of the highlights of Rome from the comfort of a Mercedes luxury sedan or minivan with this 4 hour private chauffeured tour of ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.52

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message