Capitoline Museums


Capitoline Museum
Palazzo dei Conservatori
Capitoline Picture Gallery

The Capitoline Museums are housed in the Palazzo dei Conservatori and the Palazzo Nuovo, which face each other across the Piazza del Campidoglio; they were built on the Campidoglio as part of the design of the Square drawn up by Michelangelo. Against the backdrop of the Palazzo dei Senatori, they represent a classic area in the heart of Rome.
The foundation of the Capitoline Museums dates back to 1471. There is therefore good reason to consider them the oldest existing public collection in the world.


Piazza del Campidoglio
67102071
181, 46, 710, 71, 719, 186, 90, 57
Weekdays 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.; Holidays 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesdas and Saturdays also 5 p.m.- 11 p.m.; Closed Mondays
10.000; Free on the last Sunday of the month

Capitoline Museum


Busts of philosophers and poets The Dying Gaul


Palazzo dei Conservatori

Head of Constantine Seated girl

Capitoline Picture Gallery


The collection consists of paintings from the Sacchetti and Pio di Savoia collections, acquired in 1748-50 and subsequently augmented through donations, purchases and legacies.
The gallery includes works of Caravaggio, Guercino, Tintoretto, Annibale Carracci, Paolo Veronese, Scarsellino, Palma il Vecchio, Tiziano, Rubens, Antonio van Dyck, Calvaert, etc.
Caravaggio: The Good Fortune