Rome Capitoline Museums Skip-the-Line Tour with Capitoline Square

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more

View the classical sculptures and paintings at Rome’s Capitoline Museums on a skip-the-line small-group tour. With a Blue Badge guide to introduce the highlights and their history, take in Michelangelo-designed Capitoline Square before bypassing the lines for the museums. Admire must-sees like the Capitoline Wolf she-wolf sculpture, the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, and paintings by Tintoretto, Rubens, and other masters. Headsets to clearly hear your guide included, with entrance fees at own expense.
  • Tour of the Capitoline Museums in Rome
  • Admire Capitoline Square, the piazza laid out by Michelangelo in the mid-1500s
  • Bypass the museum lines with a fast-track ticket
  • See art treasures such as the Capitoline Wolf sculpture, and works by Titian and Rubens
  • Learn about the statues and other artworks from a Blue Badge guide
  • Visit the 13th-century Basilica of Santa Maria in Ara Coeli, also on Capitoline Hill
  • Small group of 13 people or fewer, with headsets included, and entrance fees at own expense

Professional and licensed Blue Badge guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
3-hour guided mono-lingual tour
Small-group walking tour
Entrance fees (Please pay these directly to your guide at the meeting point. The admission fee to the Capitoline Museums is approx. €18 per person, and includes headsets so you can clearly hear your guide at all times)
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Piazza del Campidoglio, 1, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

4:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Stop At:  
Musei Capitolini
Visit the Capitoline Museum founded by Pope Sixtus IV, and admire paintings by Caravaggio and other masters.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Colle Capitolino
From the top of the hill, you’ll have a panoramic view of Rome that includes the domes of Sant'Andrea della Valle and San Pietro
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Piazza del Campidoglio
meet your guide at Piazza del Campidoglio, under the Marco Aurelio statue, where you’ll begin your amazing journey through the history of the Capitoline Hill complex, including the Capitoline Museum and St. Mary of Aracoeli Basilica. Your professional guide will tell you how the construction on Capitoline Hill began, and how Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Paul III to design the square. The first square of modern Rome was created by the genius of Michelangelo, rising on the Capitoline Hill, on the site of an old village and the place dedicated to numerous temples to the Roman deities.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica di Santa Maria in Aracoeli
Step inside Santa Maria in Ara Coeli, built on the ruins of the Tempio di Giunone Moneta. Its name derives from a legend according to which a sibyl predicted the coming of the son of God, saying: Haec est ara filii Dei. This is the highest peak of the Campidoglio Hill.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour is mono-lingual
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.

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