Capitoline Museums Private Tour

2 hrs
Piazza del Campidoglio
Refundable booking
Capitoline Museums Private Tour LivTours

Explore on this private tour the world’s greatest and grandest collection of marble antiquities housed in the stunning Capitoline Museums of Rome – majestic twin palaces designed by Michelangelo.

The Capitoline Museums house some of the most famous statues and artifacts from Ancient Greece, Egypt, and Rome such as the Dying Gaul, the She Wolf of Rome, the original equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, the colossal fragments of Constantine, as well as exquisite pieces such as the Flaying of Marcyus and the Capitoline Venus.

With your private guide, wander through palatial marble galleries housing statues of the Emperors, Philosophers, and mythic heroes of a long-ago ancient past.


  • Explore the greatest collection of ancient statuary in the world
  • Admire the twin palaces of the Campidoglio by Michelangelo
  • Enjoy famous statues from the Dying Gaul to Bernini’s Medusa
  • Take in the awe-inspiring views overlooking the Roman Forum
  • Hear stories of emperors, legends and sporting heroes of the ancient world

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To begin your private Capitoline Museums tour, meet your top-rated guide by the giant bronze equestrian statue of the ‘philosopher’ emperor Marcus Aurelius in the middle of the magnificent Piazza Campidoglio, designed by Michelangelo.

Once through security, you will enter the first courtyard, which houses the instantly recognizable colossal fragments that remain from a statue of the Emperor Constantine.

Your guide will navigate you through the many and varied opulent marble halls and palatial galleries. The Capitoline Museums house a truly stunning collection of antiquities from Rome, Greece, and Egypt. You’ll see beautiful two-thousand-year-old statues of gods and goddesses; mythical figures and real people; emperors and empresses including Cleopatra, mosaics, artifacts, frescoes, and more.

Stopping by the museum highlights, the amazing stories behind each piece will capture your imagination, as they have many illustrious visitors over the centuries, including Napoleon Bonaparte. The Dying Gaul is probably the most renowned and replicated of all the statues here, and even stars in Lord Byron’s poetry.

You’ll see the original bronze statue of the She-Wolf of Rome suckling the twins Romulus and Remus, overlooked by the original giant bronze of Marcus Aurelius. A walk through the linking subterranean passage is lined with fascinating funeral stones describing the life and popularity of sportsmen of the ancient world – including a famous charioteer. Then you’ll explore the Halls of the Emperors and Philosophers, where your guide will tell you some of their life stories. You’ll see the elegant Capitoline Venus, the mesmerizing Flaying of Marcyas, and countless statues of mythical heroes, including one of the Emperor Commodus dressed up as Hercules, and the famed marble bust of Medusa by baroque superstar, Bernini.

The Capitoline Museums are situated, as the name suggests, on Rome’s Capitoline Hill. Towards the end of your tour, you’ll enjoy sublime views over the Roman Forum and Colosseum. The tour ends where you began, or you can remain inside and explore more of the museum, café, and bookshop at your leisure.


  • Private tour guide
  • Timed entrance tickets
  • The original Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius
  • Commodus Dressed as Hercules
  • The Dyin Gaul
  • Hall of Emperors
  • Hall of Philosophers
  • Bernini’s Medusa
  • Statue of Marforio
  • The Capitoline Venus
  • The ancient Roman tabularium
  • Awe-inspiring views of the Roman Forum
  • Head, Hands and Feet of Constantine

  • The itinerary described above is a suggested order of the various experiences. These may vary according to your personal requests or preferred starting time.
  • Offered in: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Please specify under “Additional notes” if you wish to book the tour in a language other than English.

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