Capitol Hill & The Capitoline Museums

From this small but important hill, one of the seven hills of Rome, where once the temple of Jupiter stood, it is possible to enjoy a unique view across the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. The beautiful square with the City Hall and the equestrian statue of emperor Marcus Aurelius in the centre was redesigned by Michelangelo in the 16th century. It is from here that we will enter the oldest museum in the world: 1471 pope Sixtus IV started the collections of the Capitoline Museums with the donation of four bronze pieces, amongst which was the famous she-wolf, still the symbol of the eternal city. Our tour will take in the highlights of the museums that include some beautifully frescoed rooms as well as works of art (sculptures, paintings and mosaics) from various time periods, starting from antiquity. (Duration 3 hours, tickets need to be reserved.)