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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The Capitoline Hill is the smallest hill in Rome and was originally made up of two parts (the Capitolium and the Arx) separated by a deep valley which corresponds to where Piazza del Campidoglio now stands about 8 metres above the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 and Samsung: 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.

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.

Nell’ambito della mostra     “L’età dell’angoscia” (28.01-04.10.15) sono state programmate alcune visite tattili al percorso dell'esposizione (     11 marzo,     29 aprile,     13 maggio,     17 giugno e     30 settembre)  per persone cieche o ipovedenti, curate dall'Associazione Museum.

28/01 - 04/10/2015
From Commodus to Diocletian (180-305 AD)
Exhibitions

The exhibition The Age of Anxiety, the fourth appointment of the cycle "I Giorni di Roma", aims to deepen the knowledge of a historical period of great change that marked the age between the reigns of Commodus (180-192 AD) and Diocletian (284-305 AD).

23/06 - 03/08/2015
L'Autoritratto
Palazzo Caffarelli
Exhibitions

Enigmatico, affascinante, bellissimo per la prima volta esposto eccezionalmente a Roma ai Musei Capitolini il famosissimo Autoritratto dell'artista toscano. 

05/07/2015
Esedra del Marco Aurelio
Educational resources for all

Gli imperatori dell’età dell’angoscia…o meglio: se li conosci li eviti!
Drammaturgia e recitazione a cura di Antonietta Bello (Teatro di Roma)

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Current

Exhibitions and events

L'Autoritratto
Palazzo Caffarelli
23 June - 3 August 2015
Exhibition
From Commodus to Diocletian (180-305 AD)
28 January - 4 October 2015
Exhibition

Educational events

Planned

Exhibitions and events

Dialettiche dello sguardo e metafore della visione
2 October 2015 - 10 January 2016
Exhibition

Educational events

Esedra del Marco Aurelio
18 September 2015
Educational resources for all
30 September 2015
Educational resources for all

Multimedia

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We're proud to announce the launch of our web journal, starting today with monthly articles on art and culture in Rome. The first article is dedicated to "The forgotten symbol of municipal Rome": let’s discover the story of this sculpture housed at the Mu
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Palazzo dei Conservatori courtyard: by the end of the 16th century and until ca. the mid-19th century, the group sculpture of the Lion attacking a Horse was moved here, where it was depicted in a mid-17th century drawing by Stefano della Bella and describ
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