Capitoline Museum

Capitoline Museums

(Photo by Alessio Damato – Wikimedia Commons)

It’s here that Rome’s history is at your fingertips! The Capitoline Museums is the oldest public museum in the world, being founded by the Pope Sixtus IV who offered a group of ancient Roman artworks to the people of Rome in 1461. This was the nucleus of the collection that, needless to say, has been extended through the centuries, becoming a treasure-trove of artifacts that fully trace the history of Rome from its birth to modern day.

capitoline museums
A remarkable collection of antique bronze statues and marble busts, such as the celebrated She-Wolf, the gilded bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, the Hercules, the Brutus and the Spinarius are set in a museum complex spreading over three different buildings.

The second story houses an impressive painting gallery, whose unparalleled collection records baroque masterpieces by Caravaggio, Guercino, Guido Reni, Titian. Finally your guide will lead you to a breathtaking terrace where the Forum and Palatine Hill will be at your feet.

Capitoline Museums

Duration: 3 hrs
Extras: entrance fees
Designed for: everybody

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