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Rome: Capitoline Museums + Centrale Montemartini Option

1. Rome: Capitoline Museums + Centrale Montemartini Option

The Roman Empire Museum, also known as the Capitoline Museums, has an extensive collection of art and artifacts all telling the fascinating history of Rome. In 1734, Pope Clementine XII decided to make this significant collection of artwork and ancient sculptures permanently accessible to the people of Rome. Admire the famous she-wolf sculpture featuring Rome's founders Romulus and Remus, and see the treasure chest of items telling the story of Rome, the ancient Caput Mundi. Marvel at the Ancient Roman Forum on top of one of the Seven Hills of Rome. The Centrale Montemartini is the new exhibition space for the Capitoline Museums housed in the first public thermoelectric power plant. Admire hundreds of sculptures from the exhibition entitled, “The Machines and the Gods" in 1997. Explore the opposition between two different worlds: classical art and industrial archaeology. The display reconstructs some of the great monumental complexes and illustrates the development of the ancient city from the Republican era to the late Imperial Age.

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Loved this combo ticket, you totally need it if you are into Roman history and art. Make sure to report at the meeting point first and collect the paper tickets. We had the chance to choose exactly the entrance time we wanted for both the museums (so we managed to have lunch in between), awesome assistance

I was instructed to pick up my tickets at a location that was a three-minute walk from the museum. I waited in line at that tourist pickup spot for about 20 minutes. Upon speaking to someone at the desk, I had 5 or 10 minutes to get to the museum by the next opening time. It all worked out pretty well.

Probablement mon musée préféré parmi ceux vus à Rome! Je suis très heureuse d'avoir choisi l'option combo avec l'entrée au musée Montemartini. Il n'est pas près du musée Impérial, mais la fille à l'envers était très gentille et claire sur la façon de l'atteindre

Before entering the museum it is necessary to remember to print and validate the tickets not at the museum cashier but down in the square exactly in the shop in front of the staircase and behind the main bus stops. The museum is beautiful and easy to navigate

A museum and more. The institutional halls the collections of bronzes from Marcus Aurelius to the wolf. Not to mention the picture gallery