Hotels prop de Capitoline Museums Roma The Capitoline Museums, located in Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, with a history dating all the way back to 1471 when Pope Sixtus IV donated a collection of ancient artefacts to the city. The museums offer a history and education in art and archaeology in its three 'Palazzi', buildings which sit on the Piazza del Campidoglio on top of Capitoline Hill; a piazza which was designed by none other than Michelangelo Buonarroti, referred to just as Michelangelo, the famous Italian artist and architect. The Capitoline Museums contain a vast collection of fascinating gems; medieval and Renaissance art, ancient Roman statues, jewels and coins, amongst others. One of the famous pieces on view in the Capitoline Museums is 'The Dying Gaul', an ancient Roman sculpture made of marble, depicting a dying Celtic person. In the Campidoglio Square, you can see the beautiful Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius, erected in 176 AD.