where: Piazza del Campidoglio
getting there: bus to Piazza Venezia, short walk to the Capitoline Hill
open: 9:30- 19:30 daily, closed Christmas Day
information: free cloakroom. Audio-guides available €6
Many of the rooms in the museum are beautifully frescoed, including the large room, the Hall of the Horatii and Curiatti, painted by Giuseppe Cesari (Cavaliere d'Arpino) depicting the ancient history of Rome, completed in 1640.