Quality Hotel Excel Roma Ciampino
Via Appia Nuova, 160
Phone: (39) 06 93541170
Fax: (39) 06 93542041
Via Appia Nuova, 160 Frattocchie, Marino , Rome, IT, 00040
- Phone: (39) 06 93541170
- Fax: (39) 06 93542041
Tu to Su from 09:00 AM to 08:00 PMThe Capitoline Museums (Musei Capitolini) are archeological and art museums located in Piazza Campidoglio at the top of Capitoline Hill. Michelangelo redesigned the buildings making generous use of giant order columns, a novelty at the time. The museums are made up of the Palazzo Senatorio, Palazzo dei Conservatori, Palazzo Caffarelli-Clementino, and the Palazzo Nuovo, all linked by an underground gallery beneath the piazza. A massive collection of ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian sculptures and artifacts are housed at the museums, in addition to more modern pieces. The 1st Century BCE Greco-Roman sculpture Lo Spinario, in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, is one of the collection's most impressive works.