The most sacred of the ancient Roman hills, home to the Capitoline Museum filled with Roman artefacts, and where you can find the famous she-wolf nursing Remus and Romulus.

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You must see the bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius the original of which is now in the museum, the statue dates back to 2 AD. The Palazzo dei Conservatori houses some of the highlights of Capitoline hill including the bronze statue of Hercules and the Etruscan bronze she-wolf nursing Romulus and Remus the mythical founders of the city of Rome.
Bring a camera and capture the majesty of the squares and buildings.
There are plenty of places to eat and drink close by. Visit later in the evening as the sun sets to immerse yourself in the true atmosphere of ancient Rome and gain some incredible views.
Suitable for all the family.

Of all of the seven hills of Rome the Capitoline Hill is the most sacred. It is where the first holy temples stood and the most sacred The Temple to Jupiter and the Capitoline Triad Jupiter, Juno and their daughter Minerva. It is home to the Capitoline Museum today which is laden with Roman artefacts. The history is intriguing, The Temple of Jupiter is where Brutus and the assassins locked themselves after murdering Caesar and political criminals were thrown off the crest of the hill onto the rocks below. Michelangelo created the staircase ramp, buildings and facades on three sides of the Capitoline Hill.


The fascinating history of ancient Rome you always read about or saw in the movies took place on or around Capitoline Hill. During ancient times the main features were the Temples and the Tabularium which was the city records archive. Most structures you can see today are from the Renaissance period, the Plaza Del Campidoglio is laid out by Michelangelo and he positioned the bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius in the center.

Key Highlights

The fascinating history of ancient Rome you always read about or saw in the movies took place on or around Capitoline Hill. During ancient times the main features were the Temples and the Tabularium which was the city records archive. Most structures you can see today are from the Renaissance period, the Plaza Del Campidoglio is laid out by Michelangelo and he positioned the bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius in the center.

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