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  • Address: Piazza del Campidoglio, 1 00186, Italy
  • Hours: Open Tues - Sun: 9am - 8pm
  • Admission: € 7.50 for adults

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Capitoline Hill & Museums

Located in the elegant Piazza della Campidoglio (designed by Michelangelo) on top of Capitoline Hill, the Capitoline Museums house a world-class collection of art and archeology.

Established in 1471 when Pope Sixtus IV donated a collection of bronze statues to the people of Rome, the museum did not officially open to the public until 1734. By then a number of Popes had donated more art and historic treasures to the collection and it was becoming significant, spreading throughout the buildings surrounding the piazza.

Over the years, these buildings have proved unsuitable or damp and the museum's spaces have been renovated, restructured and expanded. The Roman Garden space has now been enclosed with a large glass roof to create yet another exhibition space.

The collection of the museums includes important bronze sculptures, a collection of paintings and statues declared 'pagan' by Pope Pius V and moved out of the Vatican, porcelain, coins and medals and archeological materials unearthed in Rome during its expansion after becoming capital of the newly unified Italy in 1870.

Practical Info

The Capitoline Museums can be reached by metro (line B, Colosseo stop). Many bus routes also pass nearby.

Tours & Tickets

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Private Tour: Imperial Rome Art History Walking Tour, Rome, null
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Private Tour: Imperial Rome Art History Walking Tour

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

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Private Tour: Ancient Roman Art History Walking Tour, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Ancient Roman Art History Walking Tour

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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.)

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Capitoline Hill and Museums Family Tour, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Capitoline Hill and Museums Family Tour

Discover the Capitoline Hill and Capitoline Museums with your family, home of the finest art collections retracing the history of Rome, its origins and ...  Read more

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

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

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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 $60.58
Classical Rome City Tour, Rome, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Classical Rome City Tour

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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: 3 - 6 hours

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Rome by Night Tour, Rome, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Rome by Night Tour

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Sit back and relax on a 2-hour night sightseeing tour of Rome. While traveling by air-conditioned coach around Rome’s ‘centro storico,’ Ancient Rome and ...  Read more

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

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Private Limousine Tour: Best of Rome, Rome, Night Tours
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Private Limousine Tour: Best of Rome

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Forget subways or buses and take a chauffeured journey by Limo Service in Rome on this private 4-hour tour. Enjoy personalized attention from your driver (or ...  Read more

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

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Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour

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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 $66.30
Capitoline Museums Marvels - Roman History from Beginning to End, Rome, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Capitoline Museums Marvels - Roman History from Beginning to End

On the Capitoline Hill, more than 2700 years ago, was located the Temple of Jupiter, the most important Temple of the City of Rome. On the same enchanting ...  Read more

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

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Private Tour of Ancient Rome by Bicycle including Skip-the-Line Colosseum and Bath of Caracalla ... 
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Private Tour of Ancient Rome by Bicycle including Skip-the-Line Colosseum and Bath of Caracalla Tickets

More than just a classical walking tour of ancient Rome, this is a bicycle tour through the major sites of the Roman capital, as well. See the Colosseum and ...  Read more

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

From USD $142.89

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