The museum system

The museum system run by Rome City Council comprises an extremely diverse group of museums and archaeological sites of undoubted artistic and historic value. In addition to the Musei Capitolini - the world’s oldest public museum - the system also encompasses the Museo dell’Ara Pacis, designed by Richard Meier and home to various important exhibitions. others include Mercati di Traiano, with the Museo dei Fori Imperiali, and the Museo di Roma a Palazzo Braschi.

The system is further enriched by several “hidden” gems - small museums with prized collections such as the Museo Napoleonico, the Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco, the Museo Carlo Bilotti, the Museo Pietro Canonica, the Museo delle Mura and others still - all waiting to be discovered. Numerous events and temporary exhibitions help make the System of Municipal Museums unique amongst other museum networks in Italy, providing a constant stream of initiatives that are always original and guaranteed to appeal to all sections of the public.

Musei in Comune di Roma at a glance


Il sistema museale

The foundation of the most ancient publicly owned museums in the world dates back to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a group of bronze statues, previously housed in the Lateran, to the people of Rome. There are two buildings - the Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Nuovo –which, along with the Palazzo Senatorio, mark the limits of Piazza del Campidoglio.



Musei Capitolini
Piazza del Campidoglio 1 - 00186 Roma
Getting there

Tel. +39 060608 (daily from 9.00 to 19.00)


Opening hours:

Every day from 9.30 to 19.30
24 and 31 December: 9.30 - 14.00
Last admission one hour before closing time

1 January, 1 May and 25 December 


Before planning the visit, CONSULT THE NOTICES




From June 16, 2020 Combined ticket Musei Capitolini + exhibition Il tempo di Caravaggio (BUY TICKETS):
Adults: € 15,00 
Concessions: € 13,00 
Roman Citizens only (by showing a valid ID): 
Adults: € 14,00
Concessions: € 12,00
Capitolini Card, Musei Capitolini + Centrale Montemartini + exhibitions Il tempo di Caravaggio and Colori degli Etruschi combined ticket (valid 7 days) (BUY TICKETS)
Adults: € 17,00 
Concessions: € 15,00 
Roman Citizens only (by showing a valid ID): 
Adults: € 16,00
Concessions: € 14,00
> Free and reduced tickets and > Agreements

> Obligatory presale for the exhibition I Marmi Torlonia. Collecting Masterpieces

 Exhibition only Tickets I Marmi Torlonia. Collecting Masterpieces (Villa Caffarelli, new exhibition space):
- Adults (exhibition only ticket) € 13,00 (available exclusively through presale or at the Capitoline Museums ticket office);  
- Concessions* (exhibition only ticket) € 11,00 (available exclusively through presale or at the Capitoline Museums ticket office);
- Special School groups (exhibition only ticket) € 4,00 per student;
- Special Family (exhibition only ticket) € 22,00  
- MIC card holders;
- aged between 6 and 25;
- over 65;
- Journalists and teachers;
Free admission:
- Children up to 6 years;
- disabled visitors and a carer;
- tourist Guides, tourist interpreters, members of ICCROM, ICOM, ICOMOS, Istituto Studi Romani, Amici dei Musei di Roma, Foreign and National Cultural Institutes - Accademia dei Lincei.

> The MIC card can be purchased at museums and online

> Reservations for groups and schools

Before planning the visit, CONSULT THE NOTICES.

Adults: € 11,50
Concessions: € 9,50
Roman Citizens only (by showing a vaild ID):
Adults: € 10,50;
Concessions: € 8,50;
Adults: € 13,50;
Concessions: € 11,50;
Roman Citizens only (by showing a vaild ID):
Adults: € 12,50;
Concessions: € 10,50;