Exclusive Private tour to discover the unique art and archaeological collection of the world's oldest museum!
The Capitolini Museums are the oldest public collection of art in the world, began in 1471 when Pope Sixtus IV donated a collection of bronze statues to the citizens of Rome.
During this 3-hours private tour, I will show you the prestigious art and archaeological collection made of famous pieces of classical statues and prestigious artworks such as the original version of the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius or the renowned bronze statue of a she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus.
The collection is exhibited in two palaces linked by an underground gallery: the 17th-century Palazzo Nuovo and the 15th-century Palazzo dei Conservatori , which house the Conservatori Apartment, adorned by 16th century frescoes, and the painting gallery (Pinacoteca) enriched with Italian and and foreign masterpieces (Caravaggio, Rubens, Reni, Titian and Tintoretto).
Last but not least, you will admire a breathtaking view over the Roman Forum and the Eternal City, from inside the museums and the rooftop cafeteria.
Piazza del Campidoglio (Michelangelo's square)
* Palazzo dei Conservatori: here there are the apartments of the Conservators (magistrates), all the rooms have elaborate interior decorations, including frescoes, stuccos, tapestries, and carved ceilings and doors and famous works as the bronze she-wolf nursing Romulus and Remus (which has become the emblem of Rome)
* Palazzo Caffarelli-Clementino: Rich collection of marble and bronze statues (the original 160 AD bronze statue of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback), coins, medals, jewels, and jewelry.
* Underground Galleria Lapidaria: located beneath the square, it links the three palaces sitting on the square, there are remains of an ancient roads and some buildings of the imperial period. There are three arcades open out on to the Roman Forum with an incredible view of ruins of this fascinating archaeological site.
* Palazzo Nuovo: impressive collection of marble statues, many Roman copies of Greek masterpieces.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Piazza del Campidoglio (Capitol Square) in front of the bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius
End Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 3 hours
The Capitoline Museums are open from 9.30 am-7.30 pm Tuesday-Sunday (the museums are closed: Monday, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th, and open 9am-2pm on December 24th and 31st ). The ticket-office closes an hour earlier.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
16 EUR - Admission ticket (Price tickets may change when temporary exhibitions are planned)
Adults € 11,50 + € 1 (VIP reservation skip the line fees)
Reduction € 9,50 (for all the visitors from 6 to 25 years old)
Free admission (until 6 years old)
In case of temporary exhibitions:
Adults € 15,00 + € 1 (VIP reservation skip the line fees)
Reduction for all the visitors from 6 to 25 years old: € 12,00
Reduction until 6 years old: € 2,00
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Dino was a fantastic guide. He was tireless and cared so deeply for the history that he bubbled over with enthusiasm. He came with a briefcase of supplental materials including an iPad with pictures that showed certain areas as historians think they were. We now have a great feel for the Forum and the Capitaline museum.