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The origin of the first nucleus of the museums collection dates back to 15th century , when Pope Sixtus IV gave the famous Lateran bronzes to the city of Rome. This gift included the She wolf, the Spinario, the Camillus, the colossal head of Constantine with his hand and the Globe. Since then, the ancient sculptures have been collected on the Capitol, and thus the complex of the Capitoline Museum was born.
We will start our journey through this amazing place from Palazzo Nuovo, where you can admire many famous sculptures, including the Dying Galata, the Capitoline Venus, the two Centaurs and the Dancing Faun, but also reliefs, mosaics, bronzes from the Hellenistic to the Roman period and the wonderful busts of the rulers.
Through an underground passage we will reach the Lapidarium Gallery and the Tabularium inside the Palazzo dei Conservatori and where a splendid terrace overlooks the ruins of the of the Roman Forum and Colosseum.
We will be able to admire the Egyptian, Etruscan and Christian collections and the famous bronzes: the Capitoline Wolf, the Spinario, the Capitoline Brutus. Among the richly decorated and frescoed rooms of the flat, one can admire the famous Sala degli Orazi e Curiazi.
We will proceed in direction of Pinacoteca , founded in 18th century by Pope Benedict XIV by acquiring two of the most important Roman collections. Later enriched by donations, purchases, and bequests.
Inside this amazing place You can relax by exploring the works of Caravaggio, Pietro da Cortona, Guercio, Tintoretto, Annabelle Carracci, Paolo Veronese, Titian, Rubens, Antonio Van Dyck, and many other artists.
Finally Your journey will lead You into the new Roman Garden where you can admire the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius and the bronze fragments of the emperor Constantine in a large glass hall.