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Capitoline Museums skip the line guided tour

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Availability: Monday-Saturday
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English, French, Spanish, German
Mobile voucher accepted
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SKIP THE LINE
Do this because
  • Admire the wonderful sculptures inside the Capitoline Museums
  • Walk inside the beautiful St Mary Basilica of Aracoeli
  • See the impressive Piazza del Campidoglio, where the two buildings meet
  • Learn the history of this famous site designed by Michelangelo
What to expect

Meet your guide at the top of the stairs of St Mary of Aracoeli Basilica and start your amazing journey in the history of this fabulous complex, Capitoline Hill, Capitoline Museum and St Mary of Aracoeli Basilica.

A visit to the famous Capitoline Hill is a must-do in Rome. Your professional guide will tell you how the building of the Capitoline began.

Created with the criteria of a project by Michelangelo, this is the first square of modern Rome and it rises on the Capitol Hill (Capitolium), where there used to be a village and several temples dedicated to the Roman deities. Pope Paul III asked Michelangelo to lay out the square. Today, the famous Piazza del Campidoglio still shows a wonderful stylistic unity.

Next, step in to the Santa Maria in Ara Coeli which was built on the ruins of the Tempio di Giunone Moneta in the VI century B.C. and it raises on the highest peak of the Campidoglio Hill. Its name comes from a legend according to which a sibyl supposedly forecasted to Augusto the advent of God’s son, saying "Haec est ara filii Dei". Reach the top and take in the wonderful view over the city of Rome with the domes of Sant'Andrea della Valle and world-famous St Peter's Basilica.

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What's included
  • 3-hour guided tour to the Capitoline Museums and Basilica of St Mary of Aracoeli
  • Professional, licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance
What's not included
  • Admission fees to the Capitoline Museums
  • Headsets
  • Food and drinks
  • Pick-up and drop off
Where
Meeting point:

Please be at the main entrance of Santa Maria in Ara Coeli Basilica: walk up to the stairs and reach the top. Here you will find your guide that holds a "Mea Tours" sign to be easily located. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before tour starts.

What to remember

Admission fees for the Capitoline Museums are 15 EUR per person and headsets cost 3 EUR per person. Both have to be paid to your guide before tour starts (cash only). Please cover shoulders and knees when you enter the Basilica of St Mary of Aracoeli.

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When

All languages start at 4pm

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Provider
Mea Tours&Events
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