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- Type of Tour: Private Tour with skip the line tickets
- Duration: 3 hours
- Tour highlights: The Dying Gaul, an equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, Satyr Resting, Marforio, Boy Extracting a Thorn (Spinario), Fragments of the Colossus of Constantine, paintings such as Caravaggio's St. John the Baptist and Gypsy Fortune-Teller etc.
- Meeting Point: Capitoline Museums Entrance
- Max. Size of your Party: up to 8 people.
- Price: 320 EUR + 16 EUR / adult (3 EUR / child)
- Cancellation: Full refund if we receive the notice at least 1 week before the tour, 100% penalty fee otherwise
A must tour for art & history lovers !
The Capitoline hill today is the seat of the city government and Rome’s mayor’s office. On either side of the City Hall are the very important Capitoline Museums, housed in two palaces facing each other: the Palazzo dei Conservatori (Conservators Palace) and the Palazzo Nuovo (New Palace). Dating to 1471, the Capitoline Museums are the world's oldest public museums.
During this 3-hour private tour, our professional licensed guide will show you the collection of classical sculpture which is one of Italy's finest, including crowd-pleasers such as the iconic Lupa capitolina (Capitoline Wolf), a sculpture of Romulus and Remus under a wolf, and the Galata morente (Dying Gaul), a moving depiction of a dying Gaul warrior. You will also see the formidable picture gallery with masterpieces by the likes of Titian, Tintoretto, Rubens and Caravaggio.
Before getting to this gallery upstairs, our guide will take a moment to show you the ancient masonry littered around the ground-floor courtyard, most notably a mammoth head, hand and foot. These masterpieces all come from a 12m-high statue of Constantine that originally stood in the Basilica di Massenzio in the Roman Forum.
You will then admire the view over the Roman Forum, from inside the Capitoline Museums. Looking down on the ruins of the once great Empire you will be able to feel the vastness of Ancient History.