Musei Capitolini

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8 / 10

10 expert reviews

“The Capitoline Museums house a collection of ancient sculptures in a pair of buildings designed by Michelangelo in the mid-16th century.”

– Afar Magazine

Fodor's Fodor's
"Surpassed in size and richness only by the Musei Vaticani, this immense collection was the first public museum in the world." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"Dating to 1471, the Capitoline Museums (Musei Capitolini), the world's oldest national museums, houses one of Italy's finest collections of classical sculpture." Full review
Time Out Time Out
"The entire collection was finally opened to the public in 1734, by Pope Clement XII. Many statues remain frustratingly label-less but there is a decent audioguide." Full review
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
3 Stars
"Based at the Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Nuovo, although part of the collection (notably items excavated in the rome region) are now on display at the Montemartini Power Station." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler Condé Nast Traveler
Editor's Pick
"Inexplicably un-crowded, this institution houses the second largest collection of ancient art in the world." Full review
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