There are so many things to see and do in Roma. One must keep one’s eyes open at all times, or else you are likely to miss something special. For it seems that on almost every corner, or practically on every building, there is something unique and interesting to see. I am constantly discovering new things, even when walking down streets that I’ve gone down dozens of times.One of my favorite museums to visit in Roma are the Musei Capitolini. These are a must-see for everyone, at least once in their lifetime. I like to go once a year or so, as there is always something that I’ve missed the last time around, or a special exhibition happening, or even an area that was previously closed to the public, but is now open. This is one of the more popular attractions in Roma, but once you are inside, it is surprisingly comfortable — meaning, not very crowded. It helps that the museum complex is large, and on various floors of the two buildings that it occupies, so one never really feels like your part of a mob in there, unlike the Vatican Museums, which can get obnoxiously crowded. You should give yourself at least two hours to really enjoy the Capitoline. The statue in the middle of the piazza, designed by Michelangelo, is a copy of the original, which is kept inside of the museum. There are so many treasures inside of this place. Here are a few of my favorites!The famous she-wolf, feeding Romulus and Remus, is one of the symbols of Roma.The bust of the great Michelangelo is one of my favorite pieces in the museums. But, then again, there is always Bernini’s Medusa!As I mentioned earlier, inside, you will find the original Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius that once stood in the piazza.At one point in your visit, approximately the half-way point, you get an amazing view of the Roman Forum.After spending a few hours in a museum, I always like to roam around for a bit, to clear my head.
Next up: A visit to the Casa di Livia, or the House of Livia!
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