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Exclusive tour of the Capitoline Museums: the masterpieces of ancient Rome

Immerse yourself in the history and legends of Ancient Rome with its original statues in the Capitoline Museums

Explore the treasures of the Eternal City on this private tour inside the Capitoline Museums, considered the world's first public museum!

Passing through the splendid square designed by Michelangelo and accompanied by an expert guide , you will explore the Courtyard of the Palazzo dei Conservatori where there are some of the most significant ancient works collected on the Capitoline Hill as a testament to Rome's greatness, such as the marble fragments of the colossal statue of Constantine, found in the Basilica of Maxentius in the Roman Forum.

As you delve into the Palace you will see more than a hundred sculptures shining with your eyes, each with its own unique personality, grandeur and history. Here, gods and heroes of ancient mythology come to life through works of art of impeccable formal craftsmanship and decorative artifacts, sometimes made of different types of colored marble, making their appearance truly unique. Spanning centuries of figurative culture, this sumptuous collection offers an unparalleled spectacle, a timeless journey into the world of antiquity.

With your official guide, you can customize your private tour by delving into the history of one masterpiece rather than another, placing the works that most fascinate you in their original historical context.

The journey into the Roman world continues with the numerous portraits of Roman emperors and members of imperial families, which allow us to follow the development of the different stylistic currents associated with official portraiture. From the classical composure of the portraits of Augustus and his wife, we move on to the more realistic and faithful features of the portraits of Titus and Trajan.

Alongside the emperors you will also see busts of poets, philosophers and orators who shaped Western thought, such as Homer, Socrates and Cicero, whose images in Roman times decorated public and private spaces.

Moving upstairs you will find the Pinacoteca Capitolina, the oldest public collection of paintings. Here you will be surprised by paintings ranging from the Middle Ages to the 17th century by artists like Titian, Raphael, and you will be fascinated by Caravaggio's use of light in his "Bacchus".

Descending to the lower floors you will find yourself overlooking one of the most beautiful views of the Roman Forum thanks to the Tabularium, an imposing building from the late Republican era intended to house the public archives of ancient Rome.

Finally, in a large, specially designed space, find a place for the large bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, one of the few remaining bronze statues from Roman times, which were often sacrificed to build weapons of war.

In this room you will also learn about the topography of the ancient city of Rome thanks to the foundations of the great temple of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva, commissioned by kings Tarquinius Priscus and Tarquinius the Superbus in the 6th century BC.

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