Galleries and Museums of Rome

Capitoline Museums Tour | Private

The world's richest collection of ancient Roman artefacts awaits.

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Why Choose it?

  • Explore the treasures of the Capitoline with your expert private guide.
  • Meet relics of the emperors who forged the Roman Empire.
  • Conclude the tour by taking in sweeping views of the Roman Forum.

Tour description

Your private tour of Rome’s Capitoline Museums (Musei Capitolini) takes you on an epic journey through the history of Rome and the dominating characters who ruled her empire. The Capitoline Hill was among the most important of the Seven Hills of Rome, serving as a religious center, prison, and place of execution. Its vast legacy lives on within the Capitoline Museums: home to one of the most unmissable collections in Rome.

Set on the historic Capitoline Hill, the Capitoline Museums boast an unrivalled collection of ancient Roman artefacts. From monumental statues of emperors like Marcus Aurelius and Constantine to gravestones telling the stories of normal Roman citizens, the collection has it all. Your expert guide will condense the Capitoline Museums’ collection, making sure you don’t miss a thing.

Climb the monumental staircase up to the Capitoline Hill

The Capitoline Museums stand upon the perfectly proportioned Piazza del Campidoglio. Designed by Michelangelo, who was also the architect for the Piazza’s Palazzo del Senatore, this is perhaps the world’s finest public square. The museums are situated on each side of the piazza, connected by an underground passage hewn into the rock. Here during our tour we’ll see Rome’s 1st century Tabularium - where the city’s records were kept.

Explore the Capitoline Museums

The Capitoline Museums’ collection tells the story of ancient Rome. Explore rooms containing the busts of every Roman emperor. Let your expert guide decipher the original inscriptions that decorated Rome’s monuments. And discover the lesser-known but even more fascinating objects and artefacts that provide real insight what life was like here over 2,000 years ago.

Following an intensive restoration in 2005, we can now view the evocative remains of the 6th century BC Temple of Jupiter. Housed within a new wing of the Capitoline Museums, this temple was the site were Roman generals made offerings before and after their campaigns. Picture Caesar standing here after his triumph over Gaul while his enemy, Vercingetorix, languished in a nearby cell.

Enjoy a stunning panoramic view over the Roman Forum

What better way to finish exploring the Capitoline Museums than by soaking in a sweeping panorama over forum that displayed its treasures. The Capitoline Hill offers Rome’s best view of the Roman Forum, letting you take in everything from the Arch of Septimius Severus and the old Senate House to the Colosseum in the background.

included:

Licensed tour guide

itinerary:

  • Capitoline Hill Square
  • Capitoline Hill Museums
  • Roman Forum (view)

meeting point:

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excellent guides

Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the inspiring cultural heritage of our Italian cities. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!

This tour is also available as a Shared Tour!