Tour of Rome's Capitoline Hill - origins of Rome to Michelangelo
Our tour of the Capitol Hill will reveal Michelangelo, Marcus Aurelius and guide you into the best museums in the Eternal City.
More than anywhere else in Rome, the Capitoline hill provides a link between the ancient world and our own, much like a Time Machine.
Here was the end of the triumphal parades of the Emperors, here is where traitors were executed and where political and religious life took place.
On top of all these antiquities Michelangelo expressed his architectural genius.
Today the two palaces on either side of this beautiful square house the oldest museum in the world - dated 1471.
The palaces are connected by an underground passage through the 1st century Tabularium, which allows us spectacular views of the Roman Forum.
Recently in Dec. 2005 after a long restoration, a new wing of the museum was opened.
Now it is possible to admire the impressive 6th Century B.C. remains of the Temple of Jupiter and also the beautifully restored gigantic equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius.
This spectacular collection includes ancient Roman bronzes, sculptures and paintings by some of the greatest italian artists, comparable to the Vatican Museums’ collections.
Duration: 3 hour minimum