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Capitoline Museums Tickets and Discounts

Updated: July 21, 2023

Capitoline Museums are located in two mansions in the same piazza, connected by an underground tunnel, to form one giant museum dedicated to Roman art and history.

This article will list ticket information, how to find discounts, and info to help you plan your visit.


Depending on when you go, tickets can run between €12 and €18.

Don’t forget, though, that if you are a RomaPass holder entry is included in your pass!

The Capitoline Museums often have extra exhibits going on.

When this is the case, ticket prices will go up several Euro, depending on what is being exhibited.

Museum Entry

The price changes depending on active exhibits. Please check the website to confirm your price on the date you arrive.

TIP: For just a few more euros, you can get a skip-the-line ticketwhich is a real timesaver. You also get a free digital city map. Find out more here.

Capitoline Museums and Special Exhibits:

  • Adults €15 - €18
  • Reduced €13 - €16
  • Children 5 and under FREE

Capitoline Card (Museums and Special Exhibits plus Centrale Montemartini):

  • Adults €18
  • Reduced €16
  • Children 5 and under FREE

Entry without Additional Exhibitions

Regular Entry:

  • Adults €11.50
  • Reduced €9.50
  • Children 5 and under FREE

Capitoline Card (Capitoline Museums and Centrale Montemartini):

  • Adults €13.50
  • Reduced €11.50
  • Children 5 and under FREE

Museum Guides

  • Video Guides €7
    • English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian
  • Children’s Audio Guides €5
    • English, Italian (Recommended for kids 6 - 12)


There are several ways to get discounted entry into the Capitoline Museums, from tourist passes to group concessions.

Here is our list of the discounts offered: 


RomaPass Holders of both the 48- and 72-hour passes get access to the Capitoline Museums.

  • 48-hour RomaPass holders get free admission into their first museum which can include Capitoline entry.  
  • 72-hour RomaPass holders get free admission into their first two museums which can include Capitoline entry.

The passes work to give you a discounted price by bundling multiple ticket fees together.

With the RomaPass, the free museums are accounted for, pass holders get additional discounts to other events and museums - sometimes up to 55% off.

They also get Rome metro transportation for the duration of their ticket. 

In addition to attractions such as the Capitoline Museums, this pass also includes admission and discounts on the following popular activities and locations:

  • The Colosseum
  • Baths of Caracalla
  • Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella
  • National Gallery of Modern Art
  • National Gallery of Ancient Art
  • Palazzo Massimo
  • Borghese Gallery
  • Trajan Market
  • And more!

Go here for more information on the RomaPass and other tourist attraction discount passes. 

Museum-Direct Discounts

The Capitoline Museums offer some discounts directly at their box office without needing to purchase any alternative ticket.

  • Families with one parent and one or two children under 18 get in for 1 regular entry fee.
  • Groups of 20+ people are charged the reduced price per person.
  • Every Wednesday during the last 2 hours of the museum opening, entry tickets for non-residents are 50% off.
  • MIC Card (for residents of Rome) holders get in for FREE.


In this section, we’ll cover the opening times, where you can find the museum, and what you’ll see while you’re there!

Hours of Operation

The museum is open every day from 9:30 am - 19:30 (7:30 pm).

They do close early at 14:00 (2:00 pm) on December 24 and 31.

The museum is closed completely on January 1, May 1, and December 25.

How to Get There

You can find the Capitoline Museums in Piazza del Campidoglio, which is right next to Piazza Venezia.

It is within easy walking distance from the Colosseo metro stop, but the easiest way to get to the Capitoline Museums is to take any bus or tram that stops at Piazza Venezia or Teatro Marcello.

Since this Piazza is a transportation hub, there are multiple buses passing through at all times. We suggest using Google maps to get exact directions.

TIP: Most Hop-On-Hop-Off Tours like BigBus and City Sightseeing have stops at Piazza Venezia. These tours are great ways to see more of Rome without having to worry about public transportation. 


You will not be able to take large bags (like backpacks), luggage, or umbrellas into the museum for security reasons, but there is a complimentary coat check available for these items.

Non-flash photography is allowed. 

How Long Should You Stay?

Most visitors spend 2 to 3 hours in the museum between the two buildings.

When Should You Visit?

During Rome’s busy season (late May - early September), the museum is busiest on Saturdays and Sundays and stays busy most of the day.

We suggest timing your visit on a weekday early in the morning or a few hours before closing to avoid most of the crowds.

From mid-September through early May, crowding on weekdays shouldn't be a problem at all. 


The Capitoline Museums - or Musei Capitolini in Italian - are owned by the Municipality of Rome and dedicated to the art and history of the city.

They are also the oldest museums in the world, thanks to a donation by the Pope in 1471.

This photo of Capitoline Museums is courtesy of TripAdvisor.

You’ll find art and artifacts in two buildings at Piazza del Campidoglio with both sections linked by a tunnel so you don't have to leave the museum boundaries.

Palazzo dei Conservatori

This mansion contains breathtaking artwork in the form of paintings and sculptures. You’ll find the works of Caravaggio, Tiziano, and Tintoretto, among others.

You’ll see the original Capitoline Wolf sculpture - which is one of the main symbols of the city. You can also find the very first sculpture of a living person!

Palazzo Nuovo

This mansion holds mostly statues, mosaics, and sculptures. The major focal point is the Capitoline Venus, which is a marble sculpture from around 150 AD.

You’ll also be able to find Roman replicas of Greek and Roman philosopher busts.

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About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo,, and more.
Updated: July 21st, 2023
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