The Palazzo dei Conservatori is one of the buildings of Rome’s Capitoline Museums or “Musei Capitolini”. Like its counterpart Palazzo Nuovo, Palazzo dei Conservatori displays classical pieces as well as paintings.
Highlights of Palazzo dei Conservatori include a first century AD bronze sculpture known as the Spinario, which depicts a boy trying to take a thorn out of his foot and the fifth century BC Capitoline Wolf, which shows the she-wolf from the legend of Romulus and Remus.
Palazzo dei Conservatori also houses an impressive array of paintings by some of the biggest names in the art world, such as Caravaggio and Titian.
The building of the Palazzo dei Conservatori has an impressive history too, its façade having been designed by Michelangelo and it having served as Rome’s medieval magistrates court.
Palazzo dei Conservatori can be reached by buses 44, 46, 63, 64, 84, 85, 95, 160, 170 and many more stop nearby and the closest metro station is Colosseo on line B.
The Capitoline Museums are open daily, 9am-8pm. Closed 25 Dec, 1 Jan and 1 May. Entry to all Capitoline Museums costs €6.50 (€4.50 reduced).
Palazzo dei Conservatori, Piazza del Campidoglio, 00186 Rome, Italy
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