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Capitoline museum tours : Rome is often called an open air museum. It has earned this reputation because you never get to move away from the history and art of this place even when you are walking on the streets. There are some excellent private as well as public museums in this area that will definitely attract your and take you on a tour to the times gone by. These small and large spaces have preserved a piece of history in their premises which definitely demand a visit. In the Museums Tour, you can choose from three awe-inspiring museums in Rome to take a 3 hour guided tour to their premises.
The first museum is the Musei Capitolini. This 15th century museum came into existence in 1471. Pope Sisto IV gifted a number of bronze statues to the Romans that had great symbolic value. A lot of stuff showcased inside the museum comes from the beautiful city of Rome. The second museum is Galleria Borghese. This museum is located within a beautiful lush green park and showcases the family collection of many sculptures and paintings that were brought into the building. The place was commission by Cardian Scipione Borghese, hence the name Galleria Borghese. Here, you will be finding the paintings of Raphael and Caravaggio from the 15th to the 19thy century. Not only this, it also features many sculptures from Canova and Bernini from the 16th to 19th century. The third museum is the famous National Etruscan Museum. The museum is houses inside one of the most beautiful 16th century buildings in Rome and has a beautiful garden of its own. The building was originally made for Giulio II by Ammannati and Vignola. There is a beautiful sculpture of Veio Apollo here. The archaeological departments of Umbria and Lazio regions’ non Eturian and southern Eturian areas are also housed in this building. With three beautiful museums to choose from, you will certainly have to make a difficult choice. However, whatever choice you make, you will surely be spellbound.
Capitoline museum tours