- The museum has its origins in 1471 when Pope Sixtus IV donated ancient statues to the people of Rome, and it first opened its doors permanently to the public in 1734. It’s a treasure trove of items relating to the history of Rome itself
- Enjoy the central Piazza that sits between the museum buildings, stroll its long, elegant lines and appreciate the architecture of Michelangelo
- View the historic sculpture of the she-wolf of Rome suckling Romulus and Remus, which tells the foundation myth of the Eternal City
In 1734 Pope Clementine XII decided to make a significant collection of artwork and ancient sculptures permanently accessible to the people of Rome. With this magnanimous act, he created the world’s first museum. The Capitoline Museums (plural because it's in four buildings atop one of Rome's famous Seven Hills) has a fascinating collection of art and artifacts largely devoted to the history of Rome.
Piazza del Campidoglio 1, 00186, Rome, Italy
- Rome City Map
- Entrance Ticket to the Capitoline Museum
- Show your mobile ticket at the box office and you will also receive our Rome City Map!
- Take the Underground B line to Colosseo. It's a 10 minute walk to the Capitoline.
- The Capitoline Museums are located in Piazza di Ara Coeli just behind Piazza Venezia; you can get there by taking any of the following busses: 40, 60 or 80.