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Musei Capitolini, Rome

Musei Capitolini - Rome, Italy
Musei Capitolini
Piazza Campidoglio, Rome, Italy 00186Map
+39 06 0608
Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Overview

The Capitoline Museums (Musei Capitolini) are archeological and art museums located in Piazza Campidoglio at the top of Capitoline Hill. Michelangelo redesigned the buildings making generous use of giant order columns, a novelty at the time. The museums are made up of the Palazzo Senatorio, Palazzo dei Conservatori, Palazzo Caffarelli-Clementino, and the Palazzo Nuovo, all linked by an underground gallery beneath the piazza. A massive collection of ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian sculptures and artifacts are housed at the museums, in addition to more modern pieces. The 1st Century BCE Greco-Roman sculpture Lo Spinario, in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, is one of the collection's most impressive works.

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Musei Capitolini General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: Argentina
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