Capitoline Museum Walking Tour in Rome, Italy
See the heart of ancient Roman culture, the prototype for almost all European cultures! Visit the Musei Capitolini, the first museum complex to show a unique collection of art and artifacts that bring Rome's past to life!
A guide and a skip-the-line ticket
Please note: this tour is held daily. A minimum of three people is required for this tour.
The inhabitants of Rome received a collection of antique bronzes as a gift in 1471, and this was the museum's beginning. And in 1734, Pope Clement XII decided to make a significant collection of antique sculptures and works of art available to the general public in Rome. Today's museum is a coherent architectural ensemble consisting of Capitoline Square and the three palaces created by Michelangelo in the 16th century. It is home to the extensive collection that has been amassed over the centuries.
Musei Capitolini is the most crucial landmark in all of Rome; in fact, the great craftsman who constructed the square even designed the tiles that border it. The entire complex comprises three separate buildings: the Palace of the Senators, which is now used as the Rome City Hall; the Palace of the Conservators; and the New Palace, which is used to display the primary collections of the museum. Explore the Musei Capitolini's extensive collection or many rooms if you have a knowledgeable guide, and you'll hear intriguing tales about the rich cultural history of the once-powerful empire!