Capitoline Museums Self Guided Tour

Are you ready to explore one of the world’s oldest museum complexes? Look no further than the Capitoline Museums Self Guided Tour, where you’ll discover a treasure trove of ancient artifacts and iconic statues. Founded in 1471, the museum boasts an impressive collection of pieces that are instantly recognizable as cultural icons. Perched on top of Capitoline Hill, the museum’s two buildings, Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Nuovo, are connected by an underground passage that offers stunning panoramic views of the Roman Forum.

While the museum complex is a must-visit for any history buff, it’s also a hidden gem when it comes to tourist crowds. You’ll find yourself free to explore the museum’s many wonders without the hustle and bustle of large crowds.

But that’s not all – the tour also takes you through the museum’s main square, Piazza del Campidoglio. Originally a religious center in ancient Rome, this square now boasts a harmonious Renaissance touch thanks to the work of Michelangelo. The square’s centerpiece is the magnificent ancient statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

During the self-guided tour, you’ll get to see statues and artifacts dating back to Rome’s very origins, including the original version of Marcus Aurelius, and the iconic she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus. While the museum’s layout can be confusing, this tour is easy to follow. You’ll start at the Palazzo dei Conservatori, cross underneath the square, and exit from the Palazzo Nuovo.

It’s worth noting that special exhibits may cause some items to shift to different rooms, but don’t worry – just refer to the tour’s photos or ask a guard for help. Overall, the Capitoline Museums Self Guided Tour is a fantastic way to experience the grandeur of the Roman Empire and appreciate the history and culture of Rome.

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