CAPITOLINE MUSEUMS

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Who doesn’t know the story of Romulus and Remus? The legend went on to become the symbol of the city of Rome and this story can be found in one of the larger museum complexes: the Capitoline Museums, along with collections that include masterpieces of archaeology and modern painting. The origins of the Capitolini Museums, with its setting in the Michelangelo-designed Piazza Campidoglio, date back to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated to the people of Rome a large bronze statue of the she-wolf, which can still be found today in the rooms of the museum. Progressing through the museum visitors enjoy a journey through the history of the city from its origins until modern times. The itinerary also includes a viewing of the foundations of the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus, the most important temple of ancient Rome. The vast and varied collection includes some celebrated antique pieces such as the colossal portrait of the Emperor Constantine, the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, the Dying Galatian and the ‘talking statue’ of Marphurius: all demonstrating the diverse aspects of the Roman culture and civilization. Paintings by the Great Masters of the 16th and 17th centuries, including Caravaggio, Rubens, Guercino and Pietro da Cortona can be seen in the gallery. A walk through the gallery that connects the two Palazzi of the museum is highly recommended as this offers extraordinary views over the Roman Forum.

 

Incidentals: Entry Tickets- €12.00

 

Closed on Monday

 

 

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Starts: 9:30 or 15:00

Ends: 12:30 or 18:00

Duration: 3 hours

 

 

Group: Max 6 adults

Private: Max 6 adults

Group Price: NA

 

Private Price: 240€

Meeting Point:

 

Piazza del Campidoglio 1