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Rome: Empire Roman Museum with Hosted Entry

1. Rome: Empire Roman Museum with Hosted Entry

Welcome to the world’s first museum! The Empire Roman Museum has a fascinating collection of art and artifacts, all of which tell different stories of the fascinating history of Rome. 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, located on top of one of the Seven Hills of Rome. Overlooking the Ancient Roman Forum, it is simply a melting pot of history. You can see the famous she-wolf sculpture featuring Rome's founders Romulus and Remus, and see a treasure chest of items telling the story of Rome, the ancient Caput Mundi.

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Roma Pass: 48 or 72-Hour City Card

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

The Roma Pass network includes over 45 monuments, museums, and archaeological sites, including the Colosseum, Capitoline Museums, Ara Pacis, Trajan's Market, MACRO, the National Roman Museums, the Caracalla Baths, Borghese Gallery, Circo Massimo, Forum Pass Super, 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.

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Rome: Capitoline Museums + Centrale Montemartini Option

3. 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.

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

4. 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 activities including the Colosseum, a hop-on hop-off bus tour, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and more. Visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, join a mouth-watering tasting tour, enjoy an evening at the Opera, go bike riding among ancient Roman ruins, or eat like a local with an authentic Italian set menu lunch ─ the choice is yours. Save up to 35% off compared to buying individual tickets and enjoy a complimentary digital audio guide packed with attraction information and instructions on booking your visits. Enjoy the ease of a fully digital pass with maximum flexibility. You have 2 years from your purchase date to use your pass and then 60 days after you redeem your first attraction or tour. Choose activities as you go: there’s no need to pre-select attractions (some of the most popular activities may require reservations). To redeem, simply display your pass on your mobile device or print it at home. 

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Rome: Vatican and Rome Experience Pass

5. 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• Modern Exhibition Art Gallery• Navona Underground with audioguide• Trevi Underground with audioguide• Catacombs guided tour (no transfer included)• Roman Empire 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) 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 + Villa D’Este

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Venice: Smartphone Self-Guided Audio Tour App

6. Venice: Smartphone Self-Guided Audio Tour App

Tailor your tour of Venice to your unique individual interests using the navigation functionality on this smartphone app. Find out about the city's heritage at iconic landmarks like Doge's Palace and Capitoline Museum.  Make the most of your time with the suggested walking routes and the navigation option. Listen to cultural and historic information as you approach sites like the stunning 16th century Rialto Bridge which spans the Grand Canal.  Tune into your audio commentary to hear about the tourist hotspots like the grandiose St. Marks Square which hosts St. Mark's Bascilica, an ancient church which seamlessly mingles Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic elements.  Have the freedom to stop and resume your tour whenever you want. Pinpoint your favorite sights and source the best photo hotspots at attractions like the 14th-century sculptures which decorate the lagoon-facing Doge's Palace.

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Capitoline Museum Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

7. Capitoline Museum Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

On this 3-hour tour you’ll meet your guide at the top of the stairs of the St. Mary of Aracoeli Basilica, where you’ll begin your amazing journey through the history of the Capitoline Hill complex, including the Capitoline Museum and St. Mary of Aracoeli Basilica. Your professional guide will tell you 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, on the site of an old village and the place dedicated to numerous temples to the Roman deities. Step inside Santa Maria in Ara Coeli, built on the ruins of the Tempio di Giunone Moneta. Its name derives from a legend according to which a sibyl predicted the coming of the son of God, saying: Haec est ara filii Dei. This is the highest peak of the Campidoglio Hill. Visit the Capitoline Museum founded by Pope Sixtus IV, and admire paintings by Caravaggio and other masters. From the top of the hill, you’ll have a panoramic view of Rome that includes the domes of Sant'Andrea della Valle and San Pietro.

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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.

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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.

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What people are saying about Capitoline Museums

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,493 reviews

A museum where you can find paintings and sculptures including the one with romus and romulus. The ceiling paintings are just magnificent. To do absolutely. You have to book before and just small problem there is no VIP entrance or guide you have to go to the tourist office down there and queue afterwards. On the other hand at the tourist office he shows us a very interesting film with all the monuments as they were at the time and it is magnificent.

I was particularly enthusiastic about the “Torloni Marmi” exhibition, which fortunately was extended again beyond June. I would recommend everyone to see this wonderful collection of collections: it follows the normal tour of the Capitoline Museums, but has to be paid extra: 11 euros - maybe "only" a Margherita pizza in the evening ...

Marle Robinson was a spectacular guide. Her knowledge of all the works of art inside gave us a greater appreciation for what we were seeing. Especially since a lot of the art is not labeled. Highly recommend a guided tour.

It's an awesome museum and I recommend visiting it after the Vatican museum as it's really well designed and the objects are amazing!

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