Capitoline Museums

Capitoline Museums: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rome: Capitoline Museums Experience with Multimedia Video

1. Rome: Capitoline Museums Experience with Multimedia Video

Discover ancient Rome at Capitoline Museums. Start with a multimedia presentation, giving you an overview of the ancient city. Then, check out the broad range of classical artwork and sculptures on display. If you wish, select the happy hour option and enjoy a cocktail and snack as well. Begin by watching a multimedia video about Ancient Rome. Immerse yourself in the history of the city and see reconstructions of some of its most important monuments. Explore the Capitoline Museums, the world's first, which opened to the public in 1734. See the famous she-wolf sculpture featuring Rome's founders Romulus and Remus as well as a range of items that tell the story of the city. Go at your own pace and admire the treasures of the ancient city. An audio guide for Rome is also included to download on your mobile phone. Learn all about the city, with more than 170 points of interest featured. Reserve your place for happy hour (if the option is selected) and enjoy a cocktail and snacks along with views over Rome.

Rome: City Highlights, Vatican Pass and Free Transport

2. Rome: City Highlights, Vatican Pass and Free Transport

Make your stay in Rome an unforgettable and unique experience with the 3-day OMNIA Vatican Card and Roma Pass. It’s actually 2 passes rolled into one. Roma Pass grants you free entry to 2 out of 5 top attractions plus discounts at a further 30 top sights and a travel card. The OMNIA Vatican Card allows entry to all top sights in Vatican City plus a 3-day hop-on hop-off bus tour. You will also receive a free guidebook and map to help you plan your itinerary as well as dedicated itineraries that allow you to explore the city at your own pace. The OMNIA Card includes: • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Entrance to the Basilica of St. John in the Lateran and cloister with multimedia audio-guide • Entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica including multilingual audio-guide app - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Carcer Tullianum / Mamertine Prison (St Peter's Prison) - advanced reservations required (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Vox City Guide app • Open Bus Vatican and Rome The Roma Pass includes free admission to 2 of the following attractions (adult tickets only): • Capitoline Museums • Castel Sant'Angelo • The Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Borghese Gallery - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) It also includes price reductions to many museums and attractions, including the following: Museums: • Castel Sant'Angelo National Museum • National Roman Museum – Palazzo Massimo alle Terme • National Roman Museum – Palazzo Altemps • National Roman Museum – Crypta Balbi • National Roman Museum – Baths of Diocletian • National Gallery in Palazzo Barberini • Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia • Musei Capitolini • Centrale Montemartini • National Museum of Oriental Art • MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma • MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts • Planetarium and astronomical museum Attractions: • Trajan's Market • Palazzo Valentini – Archaeological Area of the Domus Romane • Ara Pacis Roma Cristiana Open Bus Tour. This panoramic hop-on hop-off bus tour stops at: 1. Saint Peter's Basilica 2. Piazza Navona 3. Santa Maria ad Martyres Pantheon 4. Santa Maria in Aracoeli 5. Termini Central Station 6. Santa Maria Maggiore 7. San Giovanni - Holy Stairs 8. Colosseum - Roman Forum 9. Circus Maximus 10. Tiber Island 11. Palazzo Farnese

Roma Pass: 48 or 72-Hour City Card

3. Roma Pass: 48 or 72-Hour City Card

The Roma Pass network includes over 45 monuments, museums, and archaeological sites, including the Colosseum, Roman and Imperial Forums, Capitoline Museums, Ara Pacis, Trajan's Market, the National Roman Museums, the Caracalla Baths, Borghese Gallery, Circo Massimo, Archaeological Park of Appia Antica, and Castel Sant'Angelo. With the city card, skip-the-line admission will be free at your first museum or site. In addition, you’ll enjoy discounted admission to all other museums and archaeological sites visited thereafter. You’ll also receive discounts with other participating service and activity providers. Explore the city as you travel for free on Rome’s public transportation network. Here is a list of museums, archaeological sites, and experiences included: • Accademia Nazionale di San Luca• Circo Massimo• Circo Massimo Experience• Forum Pass Super (Roman Forum, the Imperial Fora and the Palatine)• Galleria Borghese• Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale• Galleria Nazionale Duarte Antica in Palazzo Barberini and Palazzo Corsini • Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea• Galleria Spada• Journeys through ancient Rome• Mausoleo di Augusto• MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo• Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali• Musei Capitolini• Musei Capitolini - Centrale Montemartini• Musei di Villa Torlonia• Musei di Villa Torlonia - Casina delle Civette• Musei di Villa Torlonia - Casino Nobile• Musei di Villa Torlonia – Serra Moresca• Museo Carlo Bilotti Aranciera di Villa Borghese• Museo Civico di Zoologia• Museo dell’Ara Pacis• Museo della Repubblica Romana e della memoria garibaldina• Museo delle Mura• Museo di Casal de’ Pazzi• Museo di Roma• Museo di Roma in Trastevere• Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco• Museo Napoleonico• Museo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali (reduced ticket only)• Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo• Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Venezia (service with Roma Pass temporarily suspended)• Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia• Museo Nazionale Romano• Museo Nazionale Romano - Crypta Balbi• Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps• Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo• Museo Nazionale Romano - Terme di Diocleziano• Museo Pietro Canonica a Villa Borghese• Museum of Civilisations• Museum of Civilisations - Museo Nazionale Preistorico ed Etnografico "Luigi Pigorini"• Museum of Civilisations - Museo Nazionale dell’Alto Medioevo• Museum of Civilisations - Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari• Museum of Civilisations - Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale• Palazzo Valentini - Archaeological Area of the Domus Romane• Parco archeologico del Colosseo, Foro Romano & Palatino • Parco archeologico del Colosseo, Foro Romano & Palatino - Colosseo (Anfiteatro Flavio)• Parco archeologico del Colosseo, Foro Romano & Palatino - Palatino e Foro Romano• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica - Antiquarium Di Lucrezia Romana• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica - Complesso di Capo di Bove• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica - Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella e Castrum Caetani• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica - Parco Delle Tombe Della Via Latina• Parco Archeologico dell'Appia Antica - Villa dei Quintili e Santa Maria Nova• Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica• Terme di Caracalla• Villa di Massenzio & Mausoleo di Romolo

Rome: Capitoline Museums + Centrale Montemartini Option

4. Rome: Capitoline Museums + Centrale Montemartini Option

The Roman Empire Museum, also known as the Capitoline Museums, has an extensive collection of art and artifacts all telling the fascinating history of Rome. In 1734, Pope Clementine XII decided to make this significant collection of artwork and ancient sculptures permanently accessible to the people of Rome. Admire the famous she-wolf sculpture featuring Rome's founders Romulus and Remus, and see the treasure chest of items telling the story of Rome, the ancient Caput Mundi. Marvel at the Ancient Roman Forum on top of one of the Seven Hills of Rome. The Centrale Montemartini is the new exhibition space for the Capitoline Museums housed in the first public thermoelectric power plant. Admire hundreds of sculptures from the exhibition entitled, “The Machines and the Gods" in 1997. Explore the opposition between two different worlds: classical art and industrial archaeology. The display reconstructs some of the great monumental complexes and illustrates the development of the ancient city from the Republican era to the late Imperial Age.

Rome: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

5. Rome: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

Explore Rome at your own pace with the Go City Rome Explorer Pass. Choose from 2 to 7 attractions and tours from a list of over 35 popular activities. With a full 60 days to use your pass (which starts with your first attraction visit or tour) enjoy plenty of time to experience Rome. Visit the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums, enjoy a pizza dinner in the Prati District, go to a classical music concert, bike ride among ancient Roman ruins, and experience much more. Avoid the hassle of buying individual attraction tickets. With your pass, everything is right on your phone. Get a digital guide packed with attraction information and instructions on booking your visits. Choose any 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 Rome and Vatican attractions or activities from the following: Cultural and Historical Sights • Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with audio tour, hosted entry, and multimedia video (R) • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - reserved entrance (R) • St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour • Borghese Gallery and City Guide app (R) • Castel Sant' Angelo with audio guide (R) • Capitolini Museum with hosted entry (R) • Altar of the Fatherland Panoramic View (R) • Pantheon Guided Tour (R) Other Tours and Experiences • Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off 1-Day Classic Tour • Rome Catacombs Tour including transfer (R) • Piazza Navona Underground • Best of Rome at Twilight (R) • Papal Audience (R) • Rome Ghost and Mystery Tour (R) • Bike rental with Caracalla Baths (R) • Ancient Via Appia Antica by Bike • The Three Tenors in Concert with Ballet - St. Paul's Church • Museo delle Cere (Wax Museum) • Welcome to Rome Show • Leonardo Da Vinci Experience • Vivaldi's Four Seasons Meets Bach's Masterpieces • Trevi District Underground: Small Aqueduct Domus (R) • Vigamus - Video Game Museum • Empresses, Emperors and Courtesans Tour (R) Food and Drink • Wine tasting with a certified sommelier near the Colosseum • Hard Rock Cafe Rome - Skip the Line • Pizza terrace dinner in the Prati District (R) • Healthy and fresh food break in the city center • Spritz and salad menu near the Vatican • Italian breakfast at Vero Food (city center or Prati District) (R) Reservations required. Follow the instructions on the digital guide for each attraction or tour.

Rome: Vatican and Rome Experience Pass

6. Rome: Vatican and Rome Experience Pass

Choose from many attractions, including sites such as the Colosseum and Vatican Museums with skip-the-line entry. Take in opera shows at night, see the Sistine Chapel, travel to a fun park, or take a wine tasting and food tour. Purchase a pass for the number of attractions you want to visit - with 3, 5 and 7-choice passes available. Simply present your voucher at the centrally located Roman Forum station where your professional staff provide you with all necessary information. There's plenty to choose from to make the most of your visit to Rome. Your pass will be activated upon scanning at the first attraction, following which it remains valid for the next 90 days. Choose from the following attractions: • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Reserved Entrance Ticket• Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Reserved Entrance Ticket• St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour (no skip-the-line)• Modern Exhibition Art Gallery• Navona Underground with audioguide• Trevi District Underground with audioguide• Catacombs guided tour (no transfer included)• Roman Empire Museum (Capitoline Museum) Reserved Entrance• Leonardo da Vinci Experience with audioguide• The Altar of the Fatherland Elevator & Risorgimento Museum & Palazzo Venezia reserved entrance ticket• Trajan’s Markets Reserved Entrance Ticket• 1 day Hop-on hop-off bus• 1-hour bike rental• 72-hour public transport ticket• A night at the Opera (only if available)• Rome Imperial 3D show and audioguide• Caracalla Baths Reserved Entrance Ticket• Circo Maximo Virtual Reality Experience Reserved Entrance Ticket• Castel Sant’Angelo Reserved Entrance Ticket• Galleria Doria Pamphilj Reserved Entrance Ticket• Panoramic Terrace Breakfast• Panoramic Terrace Aperitif• Papal Udience + St. Peter's Guided Tour (only on Wednesday)• National Roman Museum (Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Baths of Diocletian, Palazzo Massimo) Reserved Entrance Ticket• Ara Pacis Museum• Pantheon Guided Tour• Street Art Guided Tour (only if available)• Caravaggio Guided Tour (only if available)• Jewish Ghetto Guided Tour (only if available)• Navona Underground, Pantheon +Trevi Fountain Tour (only if available)• Lateran Complex tour (only if available) • Vatican Gardens panoramic open bus + audioguide OUTSIDE ROME:• Ancient Appia Guided Tour (only if available)• A Walk in the Pontifical Villa Gardens in Castel Gandolfo• Pontifical Villa Garden Open Bus in Castel Gandolfo• Pope Summer Residence with audioguide in Castel Gandolfo• Ancient Ostia Reserved Entrance Ticket• Tivoli Villas: Villa Adriana or Villa D’Este

Rome: Private Capitoline Museums Tour

7. Rome: Private Capitoline Museums Tour

The Capitoline Museums tour will help give face, form and expression to the gods and key personalities who inhabited the squares, temples and houses of Ancient Rome. You will be able to see the splendid bronze statue of Hercules, Mars in full military dress, the Drunken Faun carved from ancient red marble, and dozens of other extraordinary sculptures. Make sure that you don't miss the original bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, with excellent detail apparent in the emperor's beard, veins, and attire.  You'll come across the famous remains of the colossal statue of Emperor Constantine, his head, hand and foot all remarkable examples of classical artistic technique. The Dying Gaul will touch you with his pained expression and show of courage. The museum also houses the busts of Cicero, Julius Caesar, Nero, Homer, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. The adjoining picture gallery is also rich in important works of art which include, amongst others, two beautiful paintings by Caravaggio. Your expert guide will help you to appreciate these works in all their meaning. The two buildings of the museum are connected via a subterranean tunnel that runs beneath the imposing structure of the Roman Tabularium. From here, you can enjoy some of the best views of Ancient Rome. Admire the Colosseum, the Imperial Forum, the ruins of the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill. With your guide explaining the function of the buildings in front of you, you're sure to come away both educated and amazed by this enchanting experience.

Roman Forum, Colosseum Guided Tour & Empire Museum Entrance

8. Roman Forum, Colosseum Guided Tour & Empire Museum Entrance

Immerse yourself in Roman history with a 2.5 walking guided tour including entrance to the Colosseum and Forum at the end of your tour. Walk along the Via Sacra (Sacred Road) and immerse yourself in Roman history. The main path through the Roman Forum, the Sacred Road once sparkled with festivals and triumphal processions. Head to the Temple, which houses the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated. Visitors from around the world still leave flowers and candles at the site to this day. Visit the world's first museum and explore its fascinating art collections and artifacts. Learn about the history of the museum that was opened in 1734 by Pope Clementine XII granting every Roman access to the artwork and ancient sculptures in the museum. Enjoy some of the best views over Ancient Rome and its iconic landmarks, including the Colosseum, the Imperial Forum, the ruins of the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill. Listen to stories of how the construction on Capitoline Hill began, and how Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Paul III to design the square. The first square of modern Rome was created by the genius of Michelangelo, rising on the Capitoline Hill. Admire paintings by Caravaggio and other renowned artists. See the famous she-wolf sculpture featuring Rome's founders Romulus and Remus, and discover a treasure chest of items telling the story of Rome — the ancient Caput Mundi. Your expert guide will help you to appreciate these works in all their meaning.

Rome: Private Capitoline Museums Tour

9. Rome: Private Capitoline Museums Tour

Discover the oldest European public collection of antiquities created by Pope Sixtus IV at the end of the 15th century. This Museum is designed to help you to make all the pieces of old Roman history fit together. You'll begin with the magnificent Capitoline Square, designed by Michelangelo, before entering the museum to learn about incredible marble and bronze statues. Take the chance to see the symbol of Rome, the "She Wolf", before entering the Marcus Aurelius Exedra. The bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius dates back to the 2nd century A.D. Following the statue, you can admire the archaeological ruins of the ancient Capitoline Temple of Jupiter before taking in the incredible views over the Roman Forum from the museum.

Rome: Capitoline Museums Percy Jackson Mythology Tour

10. Rome: Capitoline Museums Percy Jackson Mythology Tour

The Capitoline Museums are viewed as outstanding amongst other accumulations of ancient art on the planet and they contain exceptionally perfect works of art. Get comfortable with the bronze She Wolf statue, the image of Rome, the portrait of Emperor Constantine, the Boy with Thorn, the bust of the Poet Homer, Hercules, Venus and numerous others. You will figure out how the ancient Romans used to play, see a genuine tomb of a combatant, decode the antiquated timetables and that will only be the tip of the iceberg. You will likewise encounter all the fundamental characters of Percy's undertakings: creatures like Polyphemus, the frightening Medusa, the all-powerful Jupiter, Athena and Ares. Find out about every one of the characters of Greek and Roman mythology portrayed in the mainstream books your children know well. Appreciate a 2.5-hour exciting voyage through the Capitoline Museums of Rome investigating ancient myths, meeting the Olympian gods, finding satyrs and different baffling animals.  

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What people are saying about Capitoline Museums

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The tour guide was incredibly informative and accommodating. We loved visiting the Roman Forum and learning of the various surrounding temples before standing in the footsteps of gladiators.

The hop on hop off bus is a must you learn so much about the history but also the location of sites can be used as transportation as it stops at major sites

Fantastic app, travel pass was perfect for our short stay in Rome. Easy to use and collect

I put this pass to use in Rome and had a blast. Totally worth the cost!

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