Capitoline Museums

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  • Rome: Empire Roman Museum with Hosted Entry

    1. Rome: Empire Roman Museum with Hosted Entry

    Welcome to the world’s first museum! The Empire Roman Museum has a fascinating collection of art and artifacts, all of which tell different stories of the fascinating history of Rome. In 1734, Pope Clementine XII decided to make a significant collection of artwork and ancient sculptures permanently accessible to the people of Rome. With this magnanimous act, he created the world's first museum, located on top of one of the Seven Hills of Rome. Overlooking the Ancient Roman Forum, it is simply a melting pot of history. You can see the famous she-wolf sculpture featuring Rome's founders Romulus and Remus, and see a treasure chest of items telling the story of Rome, the ancient Caput Mundi.

    Thank you for a good experience! The host was very nice and friendly and did the little extra in order to make us happy!

  • Rome: Capitoline Museums + Centrale Montemartini Option

    2. Rome: Capitoline Museums + Centrale Montemartini Option

    The Roman Empire Museum, also known as the Capitoline Museums, has an extensive collection of art and artifacts all telling the fascinating history of Rome. In 1734, Pope Clementine XII decided to make this significant collection of artwork and ancient sculptures permanently accessible to the people of Rome. Admire the famous she-wolf sculpture featuring Rome's founders Romulus and Remus, and see the treasure chest of items telling the story of Rome, the ancient Caput Mundi. Marvel at the Ancient Roman Forum on top of one of the Seven Hills of Rome. The Centrale Montemartini is the new exhibition space for the Capitoline Museums housed in the first public thermoelectric power plant. Admire hundreds of sculptures from the exhibition entitled, “The Machines and the Gods" in 1997. Explore the opposition between two different worlds: classical art and industrial archaeology. The display re...

  • Roma Pass: 48 or 72-Hour City Card

    3. Roma Pass: 48 or 72-Hour City Card

    The Roma Pass network includes over 45 monuments, museums, and archaeological sites, including the Colosseum, Capitoline Museums, Ara Pacis, Trajan's Market, MACRO, the National Roman Museums, the Caracalla Baths, Borghese Gallery, Circo Massimo, Forum Pass Super, and Castel Sant'Angelo. With the city card, skip-the-line admission will be free at your first museum or site. In addition, you’ll enjoy discounted admission to all other museums and archaeological sites visited thereafter. You’ll also receive discounts with other participating service and activity providers. Explore the city as you travel for free on Rome’s public transportation network.

    Rome traffic was terrible, but it was exciting at the same time. I loved the city

  • Rome: Vatican and Rome Experience Pass

    4. Rome: Vatican and Rome Experience Pass

    Choose from many attractions, including sites such as the Colosseum and Vatican Museums with skip-the-line entry. Take in opera shows at night, see the Sistine Chapel, travel to a fun park, or take a wine tasting and food tour. Purchase a pass for the number of attractions you want to visit - with 3, 5 and 7-choice passes available. Simply present your voucher at the centrally located Roman Forum station where your professional staff provide you with all necessary information. There's plenty to choose from to make the most of your visit to Rome. Your pass will be activated upon scanning at the first attraction, following which it remains valid for the next 90 days. Choose from the following attractions: • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel reserved entrance • 25-minute Ancient Rome multimedia video • Colosseum reserved entrance • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill reserved entrance • St. ...

    with this flexible pass and thanks to the staff I had the chance to visit some highlights of Rome such Trevi Underground and Castle St.Angel. They gave me interesting advices to improve my stay in Rome. Highly reccomended

  • Capitoline Museum Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

    5. Capitoline Museum Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

    On this 3-hour tour you’ll meet your guide at the top of the stairs of the St. Mary of Aracoeli Basilica, where you’ll begin your amazing journey through the history of the Capitoline Hill complex, including the Capitoline Museum and St. Mary of Aracoeli Basilica. Your professional guide will tell you how the construction on Capitoline Hill began, and how Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Paul III to design the square. The first square of modern Rome was created by the genius of Michelangelo, rising on the Capitoline Hill, on the site of an old village and the place dedicated to numerous temples to the Roman deities. Step inside Santa Maria in Ara Coeli, built on the ruins of the Tempio di Giunone Moneta. Its name derives from a legend according to which a sibyl predicted the coming of the son of God, saying: Haec est ara filii Dei. This is the highest peak of the Campidoglio Hill...

    Marle Robinson was a spectacular guide. Her knowledge of all the works of art inside gave us a greater appreciation for what we were seeing. Especially since a lot of the art is not labeled. Highly recommend a guided tour.

  • Rome: Private Capitoline Museums Tour

    6. Rome: Private Capitoline Museums Tour

    Discover the oldest European public collection of antiquities created by Pope Sixtus IV at the end of the 15th century. This Museum is designed to help you to make all the pieces of old Roman history fit together. You'll begin with the magnificent Capitoline Square, designed by Michelangelo, before entering the museum to learn about incredible marble and bronze statues. Take the chance to see the symbol of Rome, the "She Wolf", before entering the Marcus Aurelius Exedra. The bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius dates back to the 2nd century A.D. Following the statue, you can admire the archaeological ruins of the ancient Capitoline Temple of Jupiter before taking in the incredible views over the Roman Forum from the museum.

    Martina was a great guide. Friendly, knowledgeable, and full of great tips about our stay in Rome. We were very pleased with our experience from start to end.

  • Roman Forum, Colosseum Guided Tour & Empire Museum Entrance

    7. Roman Forum, Colosseum Guided Tour & Empire Museum Entrance

    Immerse yourself in Roman history with a 2.5 walking guided tour including entrance to the Colosseum and Forum at the end of your tour. Walk along the Via Sacra (Sacred Road) and immerse yourself in Roman history. The main path through the Roman Forum, the Sacred Road once sparkled with festivals and triumphal processions. Head to the Temple, which houses the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated. Visitors from around the world still leave flowers and candles at the site to this day. Visit the world's first museum and explore its fascinating art collections and artifacts. Learn about the history of the museum that was opened in 1734 by Pope Clementine XII granting every Roman access to the artwork and ancient sculptures in the museum. Enjoy some of the best views over Ancient Rome and its iconic landmarks, including the Colosseum, the Imperial Forum, the ruins of the Roman Forum, and...

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What people are saying about Capitoline Museums

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,493 reviews

I was particularly enthusiastic about the “Torloni Marmi” exhibition, which fortunately was extended again beyond June. I would recommend everyone to see this wonderful collection of collections: it follows the normal tour of the Capitoline Museums, but has to be paid extra: 11 euros - maybe "only" a Margherita pizza in the evening ...

Marle Robinson was a spectacular guide. Her knowledge of all the works of art inside gave us a greater appreciation for what we were seeing. Especially since a lot of the art is not labeled. Highly recommend a guided tour.

This ticket has saved us from queuing for an hour, even for those who already had a reservation, only those who had a Roma pass had the right to enter at any time. We use it in the castle.

Without online tickets it is impossible to enter the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, due to covid there is no ticket office in the places you want to visit, so I recommend buying them here.

Much more interesting than the hop on hop off tickets where you lose a lot of time at each stop