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Capitoline Museums

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Capitoline Museums.

Capitoline Museums features in these preplanned City Guides:

5-day Rome City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Rich collection of Roman art
  • Great museum complex

Time required: 120 minutes

Phone: +39 06 0608

Web site: http://en.museicapitolin...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Tuesday - Sunday: 9am - 8pm
Dec 24 and 31: 9am - 2pm
Monday: Closed
Jan 1, May 1 and Dec 25: Closed


Ticket type Charge
General: 12 €
Reduced: 10 €
Under 18 and over 65 years (EU citizens): Free
Under 6: Free

Public transport:

  • Bus nr. 30, 40, 60

Address: Piazza del Campidoglio 1 - 00186 Roma

Things you need to know:

  • Capitoline Museums are a group of art and archeological museums on top of the Capitoline Hill in Rome
  • The trapezoid square, Piazza del Campidoglio, in front of the museums was designed by Michelangelo in 1536 and executed in 400 years
  • The museums are housed in three palaces: the 12th century Palazzo Senatorio (middle), the 16th century Palazzo dei Conservatori, and the 17th century Palazzo Nuovo
  • The statue in the center of the square is a copy of the original and shows Emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback. The original can be seen in the museums
  • The museums contain a large number of ancient Roman statues, inscriptions, and other artifacts; a collection of medieval and Renaissance art; and collections of jewels, coins, and other items
  • The famous statue depicting a she-wolf nursing Romulus and Remus is on display in Palazzo dei Conservatori

What to do there:

  • Enter at the main entrance of Palazzo dei Conservatori
  • Walk around in the museum and do not miss: the bronze She Wolf, Lo Spinario and the Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius
  • Head to Palazzo Nuovo which can be reached by an underground passage that leads to the Tabularium and offers a panoramic view of the Roman Forum
  • Discover Palazzo Nuovo. Highlights include: Dying Gaul, Capitoline Venus, Mosaic of the Doves

Tips & Insights:

  • The restaurant terrace offers great view

Capitoline Museums features in these preplanned City Guides: