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Piazza del Campidoglio Tours and Activities

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Piazza del Campidoglio
The first modern civic square in Rome, Piazza del Campidoglio was designed by Michelangelo in 1536. Perched at the top of the Capitoline Hill overlooking the Roman Forum, the space is lined by the monumental Cordonata staircase and three Renaissance palaces, now home to city hall and the Capitoline Museums. 

The Basics
Piazza del Campidoglio was commissioned by Pope Paul III on the occasion of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V’s visit, and Michelangelo laid out the square to face St. Peter’s Basilica, turning its back on the Roman Forum. He also designed new facades for Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Senatorio and built Palazzo Nuovo to complement the older palaces. Today, Palazzo Senatorio houses city hall, and the other two palaces house the Capitoline Museums (Musei Capitolini), with vast collections of classical sculpture, Renaissance paintings, and archaeological artifacts. Michelangelo also designed the square’s sweeping Cordonata Steps, unique geometric paving, and setting for the central equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius. 

Piazza del Campidoglio is a stop on many guided walking, bike, and Segway tours of Rome’s highlights. Guided city tours generally visit other top attractions such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon and may include skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum and Vatican. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is no shade in the square, so be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen if visiting on foot or bike in the hot summer months.
  • The square is flat and well paved, easily navigable by wheelchair or with a stroller.
  • Photography enthusiasts will enjoy the view from the square atop the Capitoline Hill.
  • There are no restaurants or cafés along the square, but the museum has a rooftop café overlooking Rome.

How to Get There
Piazza del Campidoglio is located behind the famous Vittoriano monument in Piazza Venezia, where a number of bus and tram lines stop. You can also take metro line B to the Colosseo stop and walk about 10 minutes to Piazza del Campidoglio.

When to Get There
With no shade, Piazza del Campidoglio can be very hot during the midday hours. Time your visit for early in the morning or later in the afternoon, when the temperatures are milder and the light better for photographs. 

Highlights of the Capitoline Museums 
The Capitoline Museums on Piazza del Campidoglio are home to a number of important works of art, including the Capitoline Wolf (Lupa capitolina), a bronze statue of Romulus and Remus suckling a she-wolf; and The Dying Gaul (Galata Morente), dating from ancient Rome. There are also masterpieces by Caravaggio, Titian, Pietro da Cortona, and Guercino.
Address: Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy
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VIP tour of Rome (9hrs) with Driver & Guide, Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Tickets

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VIP tour of Rome (9hrs) with Driver & Guide, Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Tickets

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Get the most out of visiting the top must-see sights of Rome on a private guided tour. You’ll skip the lines with priority tickets, leaving more time to learn about the history of some of Rome’s most impressive ancient sites from your guide. While you’ll be transported around Rome via comfortable vehicle, you will walk with your guide through each site, for a more intimate and close-up experience. Tours are fully customizable to suit your needs and interests.
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Skip the Line: Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour Including Pantheon and Piazza Navona

Skip the Line: Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour Including Pantheon and Piazza Navona

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See the best parts of Rome without waiting on a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum and ancient Rome. Walk through the Roman Forum and Capitoline Hill, once the center of the Roman Empire; visit the oblong Piazza Navona, once a massive Roman circus; and tour the iconic Colosseum without wasting time in a queue. With a group size of 18 people at most, you get just the right amount of attention from your guide.
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Colosseum Tour by Night with Underground and Roman Forum Experience

Colosseum Tour by Night with Underground and Roman Forum Experience

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The midday heat and crowds at the Colosseum are daunting to even the most ardent fan of Roman history. With this evening tour, avoid the throngs by visiting after closing time. Admire the Roman Forum from the heights of Capitoline Hill before heading to the amphitheater to explore the underground area, arena floor, and tiers of seating while learning about its fascinating history and architecture from your guide.
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Private Shore Excursion of Rome with an English speaking driver (10hrs)

Private Shore Excursion of Rome with an English speaking driver (10hrs)

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Make the most of your cruise ship stop in Rome on this private full-day tour. Meet your driver-guide at the ship and travel in a minivan through the city. As you hear stories of Rome’s history, visit Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Square, and more.
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  • 10 hours
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Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia port to Rome

Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia port to Rome

Best of Rome Private Shore Excursion We can show you the most important monuments and make you discover Rome in one day starting from the port of Civitavecchia. We offer friendly and professionals english speaking driver guides, who make our Rome private tour more efficient and different from the other ones. We will pick you up just under your ship at the port of Civitavecchia and we’ll drive you to Rome to discover one of the seven modern wonders of the world, the Colosseum (you’ll be on your own inside the monument). What are you waiting for? Andiamo! – Let’s go! We will continue the tour visiting the Circus Maximus where you’ll enjoy the view of the Palatine Hill. We will stop for a nice lunch in a typical Roman Trattoria. After this recreational break you will visit St. Peter Square and the Gianicolo, The “eight Hill” of Rome. Around 4:00 p.m. we will be ready to go back to the Port.
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  • 9 hours
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Private Photo Tour and Workshop in Rome (Dusk to Dawn)

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Private Photo Tour and Workshop in Rome (Dusk to Dawn)

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Skip the frustration of photographing crowded tourist spots in Rome on this private nighttime photography tour. Shoot iconic landmarks, squares, and backstreets during the night and the golden hour, when most visitors and locals are tucked up in bed. A guide will offer tips and advice on low-light camera settings, angles, and more, as well as sharing information on history, culture, and art.
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  • 7 hours
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 Chauffeured Private Tour of Rome

Chauffeured Private Tour of Rome

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From the Spanish Steps to Trevi Fountain to the Pantheon, see Rome’s top sights like a VIP on a private tour driven by your own chauffeur. You’ll travel by private sedan or minivan to visit the Eternal City’s famous piazzas, churches and ancient landmarks at your own pace, plus listen to commentary from the driver.
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 Combination Tour: Vatican, Colosseum, Pantheon and Ancient Rome in one day

Combination Tour: Vatican, Colosseum, Pantheon and Ancient Rome in one day

See Rome’s top sights in one day with this combination tour. Spend the morning at the Vatican and the afternoon in Rome’s historic center visiting the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Pantheon. Avoid ticket lines with skip-the-line admission and ensure you don’t miss anything important with a guide to show you around. Free time between the two tours means you can enjoy lunch (own expense) in between.
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  • 8 hours
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Rome Segway Tour: City Highlights

Rome Segway Tour: City Highlights

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Glide along historic streets and picture-perfect piazzas on a Segway tour of Rome. Enjoy the personal experience of a small-group tour, and see some of the city’s most iconic sites. Circle Piazza Navona and pay your respects to ancient gods at the Pantheon, then visit the ultra-romantic Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Get a great overview of Rome’s history and culture as your guide narrates each stop, and take in the best of the city with a high-tech, low-impact means of transport.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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3-Hour Bike Tour in Rome

3-Hour Bike Tour in Rome

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With so much to see in Rome, a bike tour is an ideal way to cover lots of ground while saving your feet from fatigue. On this 2-wheeled tour, hop onto a quality bike and follow your local guide through the city’s most charming piazzas and interesting neighborhoods. Starting near the Colosseum, follow a route that takes you past ancient monuments like the Imperial Forum and along the Tiber River while your guide shares legends from the city’s rich history.
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  • 3 hours
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Rome Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Tour

Rome Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Tour

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Avoid huge crowds and discover less-touristy but just as incredible areas of central Rome. Join this tour and hear some of the most romantic and tragic tales that the city has to offer. With your expert guide, you will explore the historical Jewish Ghetto, home to the oldest Jewish community in Europe. Expect winding streets and a keen sense of tradition. Then you will cross the oldest bridge in Rome and stop for a gelato in the picturesque area of Trastevere. Explore this beautiful neighbourhood famous for its artisanal shops, great restaurants, bars and scenery. You will also see one of the oldest churches in the city, before ending up at one of Rome's best evening-time piazzas
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Morning E-Bike Tour in Rome

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Morning E-Bike Tour in Rome

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Rome is full of ancient ruins, romantic viewpoints, and lively piazzas, and this morning tour takes in all of it. Cover more ground and make easy work of Rome’s famous seven hills on an e-bike. Along the way, stop to take photos of the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and Spanish Steps and experience local life in Piazza Venezia and Piazza Navona.
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Skip the Line: Semi Private Colosseum & Ancient Rome Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Semi Private Colosseum & Ancient Rome Walking Tour

The best way to visit Rome is to join this semi-private walking tour with a maximum 10 people in the group. Your professional guide will take you directly inside the Colosseum and the Roman Forum passing the long lines at the entrance. This tour offers the perfect introduction to the city’s fascinating history. Hear stories of gladiator fights while exploring the Colosseum's first and second tire, learn about monuments like the Curia inside the Roman Forum, admire the Capitoline Hill and it's great view over the Roman Forum and enjoy photo stops at Rome’s big-name attractions such as Piazza Venezia, Largo di Torre Argentina, Pantheon and Piazza Navona! This tour is a perfect introduction for first-time visitors, but it also gives plenty of new information for visitors already familiar with the Eternal city. A great overview and orientation of the Ancient city for everybody who wants to learn more about it's great history.
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Rome in One Day: Private Vatican and Rome All Sights Driving Tour

Rome in One Day: Private Vatican and Rome All Sights Driving Tour

The full day tour by car and walking offered by the team of private licensed driver and private licensed tour guide. All iconic sites of Vatican, Old Rome and Ancient Rome.Transportation in a de-lux Mercedes sedan or Mercedes minivan. Fully customised with hotel pick up or optional transfer from Rome train station, airport or Civitavecchia pier.
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  • 7 hours
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Gems of Rome-Ebike tour with Gastronomy Experience

Gems of Rome-Ebike tour with Gastronomy Experience

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Cover ground quickly with this half-day e-bike tour in Rome!  Start with a typical Italian breakfast of cappuccino and a pastry, then head out on an e-bike to zip through several scenic neighborhoods including Aventino hill.See popular landmarks such as the Colosseo and the Fontana di Trevi. Led by an art historian guide.This experience also includes tipical Italian ice cream .
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Private Rome Photography Walking Tour with a Professional Photographer

Private Rome Photography Walking Tour with a Professional Photographer

Don't risk leaving Rome with only sub-par photographs as a memory. This professional photographer-led tour takes you through the city's enchanting streets, exploring its captivating sights and unique angles. As you explore, your guide will help you unlock the potential of your camera, ensuring that you capture the perfect shots.
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  • 3 hours
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Civitavecchia Pre-Cruise or Post-Cruise private tour (5h/8h) of Rome

Civitavecchia Pre-Cruise or Post-Cruise private tour (5h/8h) of Rome

If you arrive in Rome to embark in Civitavecchia or you have just arrived at the port to stay in Rome you have the possibility to combine the transfer with a private 5hrs or 8hrs tour of Rome. You have the option to choose a tour with a driver or combine a private tour guide. You can also choose to take a private guided tour of the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums The tour is customizable. You can ask your driver or guide to change the itinerary based on your requests. The driver is NOT a tour guide. Tour of Rome (5hrs): It is possible to visit the Colosseum. It is not possible to visit the Vatican Museums. Tour of Rome (8hrs): You can visit both the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums. VIP Tour: Guided tour with a licensed tour guide and skip-the line tickets included.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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ROME: Discover the city with an E-Bike tour at sunrinse or sunset time

ROME: Discover the city with an E-Bike tour at sunrinse or sunset time

Discover Rome at sunrise or sunset and feel amazed by the lights that offer the Eternal City. Thanks to your tour guide, discover the secrets hidden behind the main monuments and squares of the Capital of Italy. YOur E-bike will allow you to ride your bike without doing any big efforts and feel comfortable for the visit. The sunrise in Rome: Admire Rome in all its splendor from the terrace of Campidoglio. You will see the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps without the crowd; you will feel that the city belongs to you! The Coliseum, the Historical Center, the Aventine Hill, and even Villa Borghese. The sunset in Rome – Night Tour: Rome always enchants, especially during its colorful sunsets! With your electric bike and your guide, you can easily climb the Aventine Hill, one of the most beautiful panoramas of Rome. See popular landmarks such as the Colosseo, St. Maria Maggiore (one of the most beautiful basilicas of Rome), Basilica San Pietro
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  • 3 hours
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Rome Capitoline Museums Skip-the-Line Tour with Capitoline Square

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

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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.
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Ancient Rome Tour

Ancient Rome Tour

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Rome, Rome, Italy, Rome, Rome, Rome, Italy, Rome, Italy, Rome, Italy, Rome Your Private English Speaking Driver will pick you up from your Rome accommodation and chauffeur you through the Eternal City. Rome is filled with treasures that you can find in every corner of the city including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. It is also home to exquisite flavors of Roman delicacies that you can not find anywhere else. Our Ancient Rome Day Tour will capture your heart and your interest as you enjoy this unforgettable Day Tour.
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Haunted Colosseum - Dark History Tour

Haunted Colosseum - Dark History Tour

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During this small-group, out-of-the-box walking tour, you'll revisit the Eternal City's darkest chapters. Learn about the murderers, poisoners, martyrs, and sinners that have populated Rome throughout the ages—from ancient gladiators to modern-day fascists—in an adults-only tour group. Neighborhoods covered include Piazza Venezia, the Colosseum, Capitoline Hill, and Monti.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Voice of Rome Panoramic Experience

Voice of Rome Panoramic Experience

Suspended between history and legend, myth and beaty, Rome preserves the infinite charm and its wonders intact. It is now possible to cross those places that made it immortal, observing it and listening to it from another point of view, from a new and original perspective thanks to the private service VOICE OF ROME. On board the VOICE OF ROME MINIBUS you can admire, comfortably seated, all the main places of the Eternal City, from the Fori Imperiali to the Colosseum, from S.Peter. listening to all the information and curiosities about the beauties encountered during the journey, thanks to the POPguide system-TRIPACA in seven languages.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Electric Bike Small-Group Tour - The Great Beauty

Electric Bike Small-Group Tour - The Great Beauty

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With so much to see in Rome, an electric bike provides an ideal way to explore ‘The Great Beauty’ and climb its famous hills with ease. On this half-day tour, pedal past iconic ancient monuments and lesser-known gems while listening to live narration from your guide through an audio headset. Wind your way through charming piazzas and unique neighborhoods like Trastevere and the Jewish ghetto, and take in panoramic views from the Knights of Malta keyhole and other hilltop lookouts.
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  • 4 hours
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$72.60
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Rome Walking Tour: Piazza Venezia and Ancient Rome

Rome Walking Tour: Piazza Venezia and Ancient Rome

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Get to know your way around Rome and learn about its ancient landmarks at the same time. During a short walking tour, you'll explore Piazza Venezia and the enclave of Ancient Rome, discovering the Colosseum, Campidoglio Hill, Roman Forum, and Trajan's Forum. Stroll through centuries of history with your guide and a small-group of just 20 people, and hear the stories behind some of the capital's most iconic sights.
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  • 2 hours
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$3.62
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