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The creation of the Capitoline Museums has been traced back to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a group of bronze statues of great symbolic value to the People of Rome.

The collections are closely linked to the city of Rome, and most of the exhibits come from the city itself.

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The Capitoline Hill is the smallest hill in Rome and was originally made up of two parts (the Capitolium and the Arx) separated by a deep valley which corresponds to where Piazza del Campidoglio now stands about 8 metres above the original site.
 The sides of this hill were very steep and on account of the difficulty of reaching the top and the dominating position it enjoyed over the River Tiber, it was chosen as the city's main stronghold.

Through the rooms

The hall was built in an open area that historically marked the boundary between the properties of the Conservators and the Caffarellis. In the same space, which was used to exhibit the many sculptures found in the excavations following the urbanization of new areas after the proclamation of Rome as the Capital of Italy, an octagonal pavilion, designed by Virgilio Vespignani, was built in 1876, later it was disassembled to make space for a garden.

Capitoline Museums: technology for museum communication

More in-depth news on the most important sculptures exhibited in the museum and on the paintings in the Pinacoteca Capitolina (Capitoline Picture Gallery) can be accessed on all smartphones  equipped with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology.

Simply point your smartphone at the transparent card (tag), located next to the caption

The Virtual Tour of the Capitoline Museums – a Zètema Progetto Cultura production developed by HQuadro using the immersive virtual reality technology – is fully interactive and multimedia, and employs sophisticated processing techniques and photo-montage. Take a virtual walk into the halls of the museum. Use your mouse for a 360-degree view, up and down and zoom in to see works of art in detail: sculptures, paintings, architectural details, facings, ceilings and floors.

01/03 - 19/06/2016
Exhibitions

In exposition there are some rare archive documents, paintings, engravings, sculptures and  inhedits archeological  finds to narrate the urbanistc transformations of the Capitol.

30/04/2016
Educational resources for all

Visita guidata alla mostra     “Campidoglio. Mito memoria archeologia” e lezione spettacolo (drammaturgia e recitazione a cura di Antonietta Bello, Teatro di Roma)

03/05/2016
Sala Pietro da Cortona
Meetings for teachers

Incontri per i docenti e per gli studenti universitari.

07/05/2016
Special projects

Visita guidata da personale specializzato nella lingua LIS italiana, che offrirà al pubblico con disabilità uditiva l’opportunità di visitare la mostra secondo un progetto dedicato.

11/05/2016
Special projects

Visite tattili, con uso di guanti e sussidi didattici appositamente realizzati, per persone non vedenti o ipovedenti al percorso mostra “Campidoglio.Mito memoria archeologia” 

12/05/2016
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Laboratorio creativo di modellazione della terracotta ispirato alle suggestioni  suscitate dalla sezione sulla decorazione arcaica del Tempio di Giove, nella Mostra     “Campidoglio. Mito memoria archeologia” a cura di Manuela Traini ed Edelweiss Molina, docenti dell’Accademia di Belle Arti.

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Exhibitions and events

1 March - 19 June 2016
Exhibition

Educational events

20 October 2015 - 31 May 2016
Didactic programs for schools

Planned

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14 May 2016
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19 May 2016
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26 May 2016
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28 May 2016
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Multimedia

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A statue of Marcus Aurelius. Gorgeous photo by @ms_photographie Thank you Michael for sharing your beautiful pics with me! #statue #marcusaurelius #romanemperor #philosopher #stoic #ancientrome #romanempire #ancientworld #ancienthistory #eternalcity #rome
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.... And back for a last look at my favourite guy 👌
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Palazzo Nuovo - Salone ~Musei Capitolini #igersroma #ig_roma #ig_rome #roma #rome #buongiornoroma #romeandyou
on the left you see an image in brail of the statue
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The Horse and The Lion. #Rome
The fingers taller than me!
"Una delle leggende più famose è legata all’assedio di Roma da parte del popolo dei Galli. La vicenda si svolge sul Campidoglio, là dove sorgeva il tempio di Giunone presso il quale vivevano le oche sacre alla dea. I Romani, assediati da lungo tempo dai G
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