Dating back to 1471, the Capitoline Museums are the oldest public museums in the world. Their collection of classical sculptures is one of the finest in Italy, including the iconic Capitoline Wolf (Lupo Capitolino), a sculpture of Romulus and Remus under a wolf and the dying Galata, a moving depiction of a dying Gallic warrior.
The creation of the Capitoline Museums was 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 exhibitions come from the city itself.
Musei Capitolini is a unique museum that houses a group of art and archaeological museums in Piazza del Campidoglio, on top of the Campidoglio in Rome.
HOURS OF THE MUSEUM