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CAPITOLINE MUSEUMS

The first public collection in the world (1471) housed in the two palaces designed by Michelangelo and connected by un underground tunnel. Spectacular equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius (2nd century A.D.), the only equestrian bronze statue to survive from ancient Rome. Don't miss the Dying Gaul and Capitoline Venus, the Capitoline Wolf, the Spinario ('boy with thorn') and the Bruto Capitolino. Great number of Roman portrait busts (emperors and philosophers). In the picture Gallery paintings dating from the 14th to the 17th century (Titian, Bellini, Rubens, Guercino and Caravaggio).
From the Caffarelli terrace (museum cafeteria) impressive panorama of Rome.

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