Capitoline Hill was the original capitol of Ancient Rome and
continues to serve as the seat of the city's government. The main
feature of the area is Michelangelo's Piazza del Campidoglio, a
testimony to the superiority of Renaissance town planning. The
piazza is bordered by three palaces: the Palazzo dei Conservatori
and the twin structures of the Palazzo dei Senatori and Palazzo
Nuovo, which house the Musei Capitolini, containing the largest
collection of Classical statues in the world. Among the notable
statues found here are the Dying Gaul and the Satyr, the Capitoline
Wolf with Romulus and Remus and the Spinario. Paths cut along the
side of the hill from the Campidoglio giving way to panoramic views
of the ancient sites of the Forum and Colosseum.
Address: Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome Website: www.museicapitolini.org Telephone: +39 06 671 0207 Transportation: Take metro line B to Colosseo stop. Bus numbers 44, 89,
92, 94 and 716 will also get you there. Opening Time: Museums are open Tuesday to Sunday, from 9am to 8pm.
Closed 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December. Admission: EUR14, with concessions available
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