Accessibility

How to reach the Capitoline Hill and the Capitoline Museums

Access to the Hill by car with a Blue Badge:

- cars with Blue Badges are allowed to reach the Hill from Piazza della Consolazione. Visitors’ entrance is on Via delle Tre Pile no. 1; not far from there, there are two reserved car parks, one in front of the Cafeteria and the other after the Caffarelli portal on the right.

Access to the Hill by taxi:

- taxis are allowed to reach the Hill from Piazza della Consolazione (entering the Museums from Via delle Tre Pile no. 1) or from Via San Pietro in Carcere up to the entrance of Palazzo Senatorio, from which visitors can arrive to the entrance of Via delle Tre Pile no. 1 by wheelchair.

Wheelchair access to the Hill:

- from Piazza dell’Ara Coeli, along Via delle Tre Pile up to number no. 1 (uphill driveway);

- from Piazza della Consolazione, along Via di Monte Tarpeo, Via del Campidoglio and Piazza del Campidoglio, to Via delle Tre Pile n. 1 (uphill driveway);

- from Via San Pietro in Carcere towards Piazza del Campidoglio, up to the entrance of Via delle Tre Pile no. 1.
 

Visiting the Capitoline Museums

If you’re planning to visit the Museums, we suggest you to inform us in advance by calling the phone number +39 0667102071.

The Museums have a limited number of wheelchairs available. They can be requested at the ticket office or asking at the museum staff.

At the entrance on Via delle Tre Pile no. 1, visitors are welcomed and accompanied to the courtyard of Palazzo Caffarelli using a platform-stairlift (maximum capacity 250 kg).

Museum staff is always available to assist visitors at their request.

Disabled people’s companions are asked to collect tickets at the ticket office.

Returning to the entrance on Via delle Tre Pile, visitors can reach the first floor of Palazzo dei Conservatori using the lift. From  there, it is possible to follow the visiting route, starting from the Castellani Halls (no. 13), through the Hall of the Eagles, the Hall of the Geese, the Hall of the She-Wolf, the Hall of the Captains, the Hall of the Horatii and Curiatii and the Gallery of the Horti, up to the Marcus Aurelius Exedra (no. 16).

From the Marcus Aurelius Exedra, a ramp brings to the Temple of Jupiter (no. 17) and to the multifunctional area (no. 19), where the LIS video on the history of the Capitol can be consulted from the touch-screen position.

Returning to the Gallery of the Horti (no. 24), visitors can admire the Halls of the Horti of Maecenas, of the Horti Tauriani, Vettiani, and Lamiani. A lift from room no. 27 brings to the Picture Gallery.

The Picture Gallery’s lift brings back to room no. 27. From there, returning to the Castellani Halls (no. 13), it is possible to reach the lift that brings to the second floor of Palazzo Clementino Caffarelli. Here is the Capitoline medal collection and the panoramic Caffarelli terrace. With the same lift, it is possible to reach the third floor hosting temporary exhibitions.

To get to the third floor, it is necessary to be accompanied by a museum attendant.

To visit Palazzo Nuovo, visitors are requested to exit from Via delle Tre Pile 1, cross Piazza del Campidoglio and reach the entrance of the building, where museum staff will accompany them to the ramps that allow access to the museum and the internal lift.

The lift brings to the upper floor that hosts the collection of ancient sculptures.

Returning to the ground floor, it is possible to reach the underground Lapidary Gallery, which connects Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Nuovo, by means of three stairlifts. A fourth stairlift allows reaching the Tabularium with its amazing view over the Roman Forum. The whole journey takes about 20 minutes.

Between the Egyptian Hall and the atrium of Palazzo Nuovo (statue of Mars), there are two steps that have be overcome before reaching the stairlifts. The latter have the following dimensions and capacity:

• Kg 230: platform width 70 cm; length 83 cm

• Kg 230: platform width 70 cm; length 83 cm

• Kg 230: platform width 70 cm; length 83 cm

• Kg 190: platform width 70 cm; length 85 cm

On Saturdays and Sundays the entrance on Via delle Tre Pile no. 1 is closed. It is therefore necessary to call by phone (at +39 0667102071) to be welcomed at the entrance of the Cafeteria, in Piazzale Caffarelli no. 4, where a ramp brings to room no. 15 of Palazzo dei Conservatori, adjacent to room no. 13, from where it is possible to start visiting the Museums following the itinerary provided above.