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Musei Capitolini, Rome

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Musei Capitolini, situated in a piazza designed by Michelangelo in 1536, helps visitors to appreciate the many layers of the city’s cultural heritage. This site is actually a group of art and archaeological museums, housed inside palaces recognized as some of the city’s finest examples of medieval architecture. The history of the museums can be traced to the 15th century, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a collection of ancient bronze sculptures to the people of Rome and installed them here. Since then, the museums’ collection has grown to include a large number of ancient Roman, Greek, and Egyptian statues, as well as inscriptions, jewels, medals, mosaics, and coins. The museums’ extensive compendium of art includes a huge number of medieval and Renaissance works, including masterpieces by Bernini and Caravaggio, among many others. There’s so much to see here, one visit may not be enough. The ticket office is situated in the piazza, but you can also book your tickets online. Using our international travel planner, Rome attractions like Musei Capitolini can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • More than you could ever imagine, no point in more detail than in other posts. Best to preorder tix AND print them out to avoid problems. 
    More than you could ever imagine, no point in more detail than in other posts. Best to preorder tix AND print them out to avoid problems.  more »
  • Beautiful archeological display… air conditioning and open windows makes the experience wonderful, worth a visit . 
    Beautiful archeological display… air conditioning and open windows makes the experience wonderful, worth a visit .  more »
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  • If you are interested in the history of Rome then please visit this museum. It's was very interesting visit. We has a very nice guided tour. Our guide was very nice and spoke in English. There are small lockers where you can put your bags and walk around unencumbered.
  • Pretty good museum! Sometimes it was quite overwhelming, unfortunately I had to rush through it, but if you want to read all the information about the collection you can spend a whole day within this museum! TIP: In the middle of an underground tunnel there's a staircase that leads to one of the best places to overlook the Roman forum!

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