Capitole museum - Roma


The history of the museum is closely linked to Rome's history. It began when pope Sixtus IV gave to the city in 1471 bronze statues of great symbolic valor such as the one representing the she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus. Items were regularly added to the collection and the museum extended in 1654 to the Palazzo Nuovo, located on the other side of the square. It was inaugurated by pope Clement XII and opened to the public in 1734. The art gallery was added during the second half of the XVIIIth century.

To see: the façade of the Curators' Palace, the residence and the octogonal hall (1876), paintings done by Veronese, Titian, Tintoretto, Rubens, Caravaggio, The Capitol's she-wolf, the façade of the Palazzo Nuovo conceived by Michelangelo, many ancient bronze works, the Roman copies of Greek statues such as Love and Psyche, the dying Gaul, imperial busts of Augustus, Tiberius, Nero.

Opening

From tuesday - sunday, 9.00-18.00
24 and 31 december, 9.00-13.00
Closed on Monday

Prices

6,50


Address : Piazza del Campidoglio 1 Roma Italy

Phone : '+39 06 82059127

Web : http://www.museicapitolini.org

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