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Reserved Entrance Tickets to the Musei Capitolini

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  • Thanks to this skip-the-line ticket, you can avoid the long waiting lines outside.
  • When Pope Clementine XII made the museum’s artwork public in 1734, he ended up creating the world’s first museum.
  • The artwork and sculptures here outline Rome’s rich history.
  • Most famous of all is the she-wolf sculpture that features Rome's founders, Romulus and Remus.


  • Hosted entry
  • Reserved entrance
  • Access to temporary exhibitions
  • 1 cocktail + 1 snack (if selected)
  • Access to exhibition: "Domiziano Imperatore. Odio e Amore" (13/07/2022 - 29/01/2023)


  • Guided tour
  • Pick up from the hotel
  • Choose between an entrance ticket with escorted entry and one that comes with the additional offer of happy hours (1 cocktail + snacks) from one of the most fascinating viewpoints located in the heart of Rome.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Tickets to Mamertine Prison & Capitoline Museums

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  • Discover the oldest Roman prison, Mamertine Prison, and the Capitoline Museums – two of Rome's most fascinating monuments.
  • At the 7th-century BC prison where the kings of Numidia and the Gauls were incarcerated, learn more with a multimedia tablet in 3 languages.
  • Access both permanent and temporary exhibitions at Capitoline Museums. Don’t miss Romulus and Remus in the iconic Capitoline Wolf sculpture.
  • Admire the Spinario, a colossal statue of Constantine, and Baroque works by Guercino. Not to forget sweeping city views from atop Capitoline Hill!


  • Entry to Mamertine Prison
  • Multilingual tablet in English, Italian, and Spanish
  • Entry to Capitoline Museums
  • Access to permanent collections and temporary exhibitions


  • Live guide
  • Tip: Look out for special exhibitions and events at the Capitoline Museums.
  • Entry to the Capitoline Museums will be 1 hour after entry to the Mamertine Prison.
  • Collect your entry tickets for Capitoline Museums at Mamertine Prison, then head to the entrance of the museums at least 15 mins before the booking time.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair & pram/stroller users.
  • The multimedia tablet at the prison is available in English, Italian, and Spanish.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
  • These tickets are valid for 2 days from the date of purchase.

Explore Capitoline Museums I World's Oldest Museums

The Capitoline Museums on Rome's Capitoline Hill offer a rich collection of artifacts and sculptures from the Roman Republic and Empire. Explore Rome's ancient history through archaeological wonders and intricate sculptures in a majestic setting.

Why Visit Capitoline Museums?

Capitoline Museum
  • Historical significance: The world's oldest public museums, located on the Capitoline Hill, with stunning views of Rome's landmarks.
  • Remarkable art collection: A treasure trove of ancient art and artifacts, including sculptures, paintings, and historical objects.
  • Iconic artworks: Highlights include the Capitoline Wolf, Marcus Aurelius statue, Dying Gaul, Venus of Capua, and Roman busts and portraits.
  • Cultural heritage: Explore the history of Rome and its ancient civilization through the exhibits and archaeological finds.
  • Architectural marvels: The museums themselves are architecturally significant, enhancing the overall experience.
  • Educational and cultural enrichment: Gain insights into Roman history, art, and culture through the curated collections and displays.
  • Superb location: Situated in the heart of Rome, the museums provide convenient access to other attractions, such as the Roman Forum.

Your Capitoline Museums Tickets Explained

Skip the Line tickets

Skip the Line

Duration: Flexible

  • Avoid the large crowds and save time by booking skip-the-line tickets, which allow you to bypass the long waiting lines and get priority access to the gallery.
  • With these tickets, you can access all significant parts of the museum, including the temporary exhibitions if present. 
  • Opt for the happy hour experience to be able to enjoy a drink and snack during your visit.
    Cancellation Policy
    You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo Tickets

  • Gain access to various cultural and historical sites such as the infamous Mamertine Prison and the Capitolini Museums. 
  • Go into a deep dive into the history and heritage of Rome’s oldest maximum security prison and the Capitoline Museums. .
  • Get access to a multilingual tablet available in English, Italian, French, and Spanish.
    Cancellation Policy
    You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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    Combo Tickets to Mamertine Prison and Capitolini Museums
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The Rome Pass

  • Your Rome Pass access allows you to explore the Capitoline Museums and a range of other attractions in Rome!
  • Expand your horizons by getting a chance to experience Rome’s Food tours, tastings, and concerts.
  • The Rome Pass has a validity of 60 days, making your travel experience in the city truly limitless!
    Cancellation Policy
    These tickets can’t be cancelled. However, you can use them any time within the next 24 months
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Why Buy Capitoline Museums Tickets Online?

Tickets to  the Capitolini Museums in Rome can be purchased on-site, however, the best way to get hold of them would be to buy them online. There are several benefits to buying tickets online:

  • Advanced Booking: Plan ahead and book your Capitoline Museum tickets online and in advance. This will ensure that you don't have to deal with the risk of tickets being sold out on the day of your visit.
  • Convenience: Avoid the hassle of standing in long queues and simply book the tickets from the comfort of your home/hotel. You’ll also get 24/7 customer service by phone, email, or chat.
  • Added Benefits: Purchasing Capitoline Museums tickets online can often come with added benefits such as discounted prices, and the ability to choose specific entry times, allowing visitors to plan their itinerary with ease.

Explore Capitoline Museums

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Senatorial Palace

Nestled next to Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Nuovo within the captivating Capitoline Museums, Palazzo Senatorio stands as a majestic testament to Roman architecture. Stepping into its grand halls, visitors are transported to a bygone era, where the echoes of ancient Rome resonate through the corridors.

Palace of the Conservatories

Palace of the Conservatories

Located within the Capitoline Museums, Palazzo dei Conservatori is a magnificent building that houses an impressive collection of classical sculptures and artwork. With grand halls adorned with masterpieces like the iconic statue of Marcus Aurelius, it offers a captivating journey into the artistic and cultural heritage of ancient Rome.

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New Palace

Palazzo Nuovo, an architectural gem adjacent to Palazzo dei Conservatori in the Capitoline Museums, hosts a vast array of ancient Roman sculptures. Renowned works like the Capitoline Venus and the Dying Gaul are showcased, immersing visitors in an environment that brings the splendor of ancient Rome to life.

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The Piazza and its Palazzi

Designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti in the 15th century, Piazza del Campidoglio is a captivating square in Rome. It harmoniously combines buildings, sculptures, and decorated paving, reflecting Michelangelo's visionary design. Despite alterations over time, the enduring beauty and artistic significance of Piazza del Campidoglio continue to captivate visitors, offering a rich historical and cultural experience.

What to See at the Capitoline Museums?

Bust of Medusa

Bust of Medusa

This remarkable artwork depicts the mythical figure of Medusa, renowned for her venomous gaze and serpentine hair. The artist, Gian Lorenzo Bernini skillfully captures the intensity of Medusa's expression and her transformative moment from mortal to Gorgon. With intricate details, including coiling serpents, the sculpture exudes a dynamic sense of movement despite its static form.

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Capitoline Venus

The Capitoline Venus, an exquisite marble sculpture discovered near the Basilica of San Vitale, portrays a contemplative nude figure of Venus-Aphrodite emerging from her bath. With delicate contours, dynamic pose, and intricate details, including a slight tilt of her head and captivating expression, the sculpture exudes timeless allure and beauty.

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The Dying Gaul

The Dying Gaul, a Roman replica of a Greek original, depicts a fallen Gallic soldier in agonizing pain. Crafted by Epigonus, it serves as a poignant reminder of the atrocities of war. With a twisted face and a courageous struggle against a fatal wound, the sculpture captures the profound suffering and final moments of resistance. Encounter this powerful artwork and witness the human toll of conflict.

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The Capitoline She-Wolf

The Capitoline She-Wolf, an iconic bronze statue, symbolizes Rome's legendary origins and the myth of Romulus and Remus. Crafted in the 5th century BC, it represents the nurturing of the twin brothers by a she-wolf. This powerful sculpture embodies Rome's enduring spirit and mythical heritage, offering a captivating connection to the city's ancient roots. Discover the captivating legends that have shaped the Eternal City as you encounter the Capitoline She-Wolf.

Plan Your Visit to Capitiloni Museums

Opening Hours
Rules and Tips
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  • Timings: 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM everyday 
  • Special timings:9:30 AM to 2PM on 24 and 31 December 
  • Last Entry: One hour before closing time.
  • Closed on: 25 December, 1 January and 1 May
  • Best Time To Visit: You can visit the  Capitiloni Museums anytime. However, if you’re looking for smaller crowds, it’s best to visit early morning or late evening during the off-season.
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Piazza del Campidoglio 1 - 00186 Roma

Getting there :

  • Bus: The Capitoline Museums are served by several bus lines, including the 40, 60, 64, 70, and 170. These buses stop at Piazza Venezia, which is a short walk from the museum.
  • Metro: The closest metro station to the Capitoline Museums is Colosseo on Line B. From there, it is a 15-20 minute walk to the museum.
  • Tram/Train: If you are arriving in Rome by train, you can take the metro Line B from the main Termini station to the Colosseo stop, and then walk to the museum.
Capitoline Museums exhibition day

Apart from its permanent collection, the Capitoline Museums also have temporary exhibitions set up throughout the year. Currently, there are two exhibitions on display at the museum:

  1. New Light from Pompeii to Rome
    5 July - 8 October 2023
  2. Lucrina Fetti, a Roman painter at the court of Mantua
    8 June - 1 October 2023
    21 April - 1 October 2023

  • Cloak Room: You can store medium or large bags, umbrellas, selfie sticks, backpacks, or any prohibited items in the cloakroom.
  • Cafeteria: Grab a quick snack from the cafeteria between 9:30 AM and 7 PM
  • Book Shop: You can get guidebooks in multiple languages, along with other literature like pamphlets, posters, souvenirs, art publications, and more.
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  • Stair lift located at the venue for people with reduced mobility
  • Tactile support present for visually-impaired visitors 
  • There is also an Italian Sign Language Video available to demonstrate the tour.
Photography is permitted
  • Consider buying tickets in advance to avoid long queues and ensure availability.
  • Photography is permitted; however, please do not use flash.
  • Visitors are only allowed to carry a small fanny pack or a purse no larger than 21 x 15 cm inside. Bigger bags need to be left in the cloakroom.
  • Let everyone appreciate the artwork by maintaining decorum.
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  • Ristorante La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali: Enjoy a culinary journey at La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali, where Italian flavors intertwine with delectable Roman specialties.
  • Ristorante Da Pancrazio: At the heart of Rome's history at Ristorante Da Pancrazio, relish the unforgettable pasta dishes and succulent roast meats near Piazza Navona.
  • Ristorante Piperno: Indulge in the flavors of traditional Roman-Jewish cuisine at Ristorante Piperno, where you'll savor delicacies like crispy fried artichokes and classic pasta dishes.
  • The Inn at the Roman Forum: Immerse yourself in the allure of ancient Rome at The Inn at the Roman Forum, where you can wake up to breathtaking views of historic ruins and indulge in personalized service, making your stay near the Capitolini Museums truly unforgettable.
  • Nerva Boutique Hotel: Discover a hidden gem in the heart of Rome at Nerva Boutique Hotel, where you'll find yourself enchanted by the tastefully designed rooms, a delectable breakfast spread, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere, all just steps away from the captivating Capitolini Museums.
  • Faucet Hotel: Experience the vibrant energy of modern Rome at Faucet Hotel, boasting stylish and well-appointed rooms that provide a comfortable haven after exploring the nearby Capitolini Museums. With its trendy bar and social spaces, this hotel offers a contemporary stay for the discerning traveler.
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  • Colosseum: Step back in time, witness ancient Rome's grandeur at the iconic amphitheater, host to gladiator battles and captivating spectacles.
  • Pantheon: Marvel at architectural brilliance, experience the spiritual atmosphere of Rome's masterpiece with its majestic dome.
  • Roman Forum: Step into ancient Rome's beating heart, where remnants of temples, basilicas, and arches reveal its political and cultural significance.
  • St. Peter's Basilica: Renaissance beauty and spiritual significance united in one iconic masterpiece, featuring awe-inspiring architecture and captivating art.

Frequently Asked Questions About Capitoline Museum Tickets

Where can I buy Capitiloni Museums tickets?

You can buy Capitiloni Museums tickets online or at the venue. However, it is recommended to purchase tickets online and in advance, as they often sell out quickly.

How much is a ticket to the Capitiloni Museums?

Capitiloni Museums tickets cost vary based on the type of experience you choose. The ticket price for the Capitiloni Museums starts from €26.

What is the cancellation policy for Capitolini Museums tickets?

Different Tickets have different cancellation policies.
 Reserved Entrance Tickets to the Musei Capitolini offer a 24 hour full refund cancellation policy.
 Mamertine Prison & Capitoline Museums Tickets offer a 24 hour full refund cancellation policy.
The Rome Pass Tickets do not have a cancellation policy. However, these tickets are valid up to 24 months after purchase.

What are the different types of Capitiloni Museums tickets available?

Visitors can choose between guided tours or combo tours of the Capitiloni Museums.

What are the Capitoline Museums?

The world's oldest public museums, the Capitoline Museums in Rome, Italy, house a vast collection of ancient Roman art and artifacts. From classical sculptures to frescoes and mosaics, the museums showcase the rich heritage of Rome. Located on the Capitoline Hill, they also provide stunning views of the city's iconic landmarks.

What are some of the highlights of the Capitoline Museums?

Some of the highlights of the Capitoline Museums include masterpieces such as Bust of Medusa, Statue of Capitoline Venus , and San Giovanni Battista.

What are Capitoline Museum hours?

The Capitoline Museum  is open to visitors between 9: 30 AM to 7: 30 PM every day of the week, with final entry at 6:30 PM. It is closed on 1 May and 25 December. .

Where are the Capitoline Museums located?

The Capitoline Museums are located at Piazza del Campidoglio 1 - 00186 Roma RM, Italy.

Are the Capitoline Museums wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Capitoline Museums are  wheelchair accessible. The museum has ramps to facilitate the movement of visitors with disabilities. Wheelchairs are also available for use within the museum, free of charge, although they must be reserved in advance by contacting the museum.

How can I get quick entry into Capitolini Museums?

You can gain quick entry into Capitolini Museums with skip-the-line tickets