Museums and free events in Rome
Free entrance to the Colosseum and other museums
Sunday, 3 December 2017, Colosseum

For the 'Sunday at the museum', in force since 6 July of 2014, the first Sunday of the month the Colosseum and all the other museums and archaeological sites in the state of Rome will be free admission.

In particular will be free admission for all visitors:

  • Colosseum
  • Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Villa Adriana and Villa D'Este
  • the Galleria Borghese
  • Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, the Crypta Balbi the Baths of Diocletian
  • the Baths of Caracalla
  • The National Gallery of Modern Art and Contemporary
  • the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella and the Villa dei Quintili on 'Appia Antica
  • National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia
  • HC Andersen Museum, M. Praz Museum, Museum Boncompagni Ludovisi for decorative Arts and Costume
  • National Gallery of Ancient Art (Palazzo Barberini and the Palazzo Corsini)
  • Galleria Spada
  • National Museum of Palazzo Venezia
  • National Museum of Oriental Art "G. Tucci"
  • National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography "L. Pigorini"
  • National Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions
  • National Museum of the Middle Ages
  • National Museum of Musical Instruments
  • the Ostia Antica Excavations
  • Ostiense Museum  

    For residents in Rome will be free (upon presentation of a document) also:
  • the Capitoline Museums
  • Centrale Montemartini
  • Trajan's Market
  • the Ara Pacis Museum
  • Museum of Rome in Palazzo Braschi
  • Museo di Roma in Trastevere
  • Musei di Villa Torlonia
  • Macro and Macro Testaccio
  • Museum of Zoology
  • Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale  
      Before the visit, it is always advisable to telephone the museum to ensure its opening
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  • Free museums (all year)

    Central Institute for Graphics
    Located above the Trevi Fountain, from the palace to the furnished and enjoy a unique view on the fountain, much alternative.
    Address: Via Poli, 54
    Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 19.00

    Napoleonic Museum
    It houses an extensive collection of Napoleonic memorabilia, preserved in Palazzo Primoli.
    Address: Bridge of Umbero Square I, 1
    Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 09.00 to 21.00

    Museum Henrik Chistian Andersen
    Address: Via Pasquale Stanislao Mancini, 20
    Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 09.00 to 19.30

    of the Roman Republic Museum
    Address: Largo di Porta San Pancrazio
    Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 14:00, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 10:00 to 18:00

    Museo Carlo Bilotti
    Home to contemporary art with works by Giorgio De Chirico, Gino Severini, Andy Warhol and other artists.
    Address: Viale Fiorello La Guardia (in Villa Borghese)
    Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 to 19:00

    Museum of the Walls
    Address: Via di Porta S. Sebastiano, 18
    Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 09.00 to 14.00

    Historical Museum of the Liberation
    Transformed today into a museum, it was originally the palace of Via Tasso which was used by the SS as a place of imprisonment and torture for many anti-fascists, many of them shot by the SS themselves.
    Address: Via Tasso, 145
    Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 09.30 to 12.30, Thursday and Friday 15:30 to 19:30

    Canonica Museum
    It offers a collection of marbles, bronzes and artist Pietro Canonica sketches.
    Address: Viale Pietro Canonica, 2 (in Villa Borghese)
    Opening hours: from October to May Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 to 16:00, from June to September Tuesday-Sunday 13:00 to 19:00

    Museum Burchard
    A must for those interested in the theater and commedia dell'arte, houses a collection of books, documents and memorabilia related to theater.
    Address: Via del Shroud, 44
    Opening hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 9:15 to 16:30

    Museo Barraco
    with as many as 400 works distributed in nine rooms, it is a must to immerse themselves in Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Etruscan, Cypriot, Phoenician, Greek, Hellenistic, Roman and medieval.
    Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele 166 / A
    Opening hours: from October to May Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 to 16:00, from June to September Tuesday-Sunday 13:00 to 19:00

    La Calle Grande - New Urban Dirty Art a Trastevere
    Until November 27, via Panfilo Castaldi, 20

    Collective exhibit dedicated to the world of street art and urban culture: stencil art, poster art, sticker art, upcycling, handicraft and the various forms of street art, find ZArt a way of expressing itself and exhibiting in one alternative space, unique in its kind, ready to welcome them like metropolitan.
    The aim is to observe the artistic ferments that emerge and flow into the subsoil, giving voice to the most innovative proposals that characterize the movement of international street art. The exhibition will remain until November 27, 2017, visitable by appointment.
    For reservations: or Tel: 320.927.8197

    Vatican Museums Free
    Sunday, 26th November 2017, Vatican Museums

    All the last Sunday of the month, the Vatican Museums will be open free to the public, until 14:00.
    In this Sunday will not be 'possible to make reservations and time of entry and' from 9:00 to 12:30.

    Nowhere people. Solids in the World
    From 10 to 28 November, Auditorium Parco della Musica - Via Pietro de Coubertain, 30

    On the occasion of the 3rd anniversary of the I Belong campaign to end the celebration, this photographic photographer Greg Constantine will be taking part in the past 11 years to bring to the fore the stories of the stateless people all over the world.
    The exhibition reveals the impact of privacy on people and entire communities through images from Bangladesh, Nepal, Ukraine, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands and Serbia, telling what it means to live by no-one's citizens.

    CINECOMEDY in Japan
    From 3 October to 30 November, the Japanese Cultural Institute, via A.Gramsci, 74

    Seven films in original Japanese version, with free Italian subtitle subtitles until seats are exhausted without reservation.
    The autumn review draws on the lucky scene of the kigeki (comedies), featuring four recent successful films featuring good humor, including the lively Nobuhiro Yamashita La La La at Rock Bottom and Shuichi Okita's Mohican Comes Home.

    The entire program on the official site of the institute

    Juan Zamora - ORA (bajo al cielo de la boca)
    From November 24 to January 20, 2018, AlbumArte, Via Flaminia, 122

    First solo show in Italy of the Spanish artist, winner of the prestigious Fundación Princesa de Girona (FPdGi) Award of Artes y Letras in 2017.
    The ORA project (bajo alla sky de la boca) reinterprets in the poetic key the emergence of the first form of Homo Sapiens language, the primordial root of all contemporary languages, focusing its attention on the study of khoisan languages (still talked in some southwestern Africa) and their birth in relation to the imitation of the noise of the rhythmic dropping of water drops into prehistoric caves.

    A qualcuno piace classico
    Until May 29, 2018, Palazzo delle Esposizioni

    Go back for the seventh year with the event featuring the masterpieces and cinematic history of the exhibition hall of the Exhibition Hall, to be rediscovered in the 35mm film room and film.
    Upcoming appointments:
    November 7: The drunken angel

    November 21: The thing from another world
    December 5: The bitch
    January 9, 2018: Midnight Lady

    All shows start at 21:00

    Movies at Cinema House
    Until to 6 november, Largo Marcello Mastroianni

    Many quality free admission films for romans and tourists to the Casa del Cinema.
    Until January 21, there are the exhibitions "CINEMA D'ARTE - INEDITO DIALOGO - Film and photographic tour devoted to the great art productions of Sky" and "ART CINEMA - 3D Screenings of Four SKY Art Films."

    The full program of the review can be found in the Official Home Cinema Site

    Sunday concerts - Santa Cecilia in Via Giulia
    Until May 27, 2018, OFF/OFF Theater, Via Giulia, 19-20-21

    Classical, jazz and contemporary music by Giuseppe Garrera and Roberto Giuliani.
    At weekly intervals and free admission, every Sunday at 12.00 am until May 27, 2018, each concert will mark a musical survey, an exploration, an adventure by young performers around those that are the big themes of the practice to evoke sounds
    Upcoming appointments:
    12/11/2017: Furie
    Accordions. Music: Bach, Rachmaninov, Korpijaakko, Kusjakov
    19/11/2017: Creativity Exercises
    Jazz, Impromptu and Audiotypical Ensemble of the Conservatory "S. Cecilia"
    26/11/2017: Life on Life
    Arpa Irene Betti, cello Alice Chiari. Music: Betti, Lasso, Murolo
    3/12/2017: Divagare on the Theme
    Piano Simone El Oufir Pierini. Music: Mozart, Brahms, Nielsen, Liszt

    Sacred Music Festival in the Celio Basilicas
    From 10 to 21 November

    Organized by the Cappella Musica in the Basilica of San Clemente in collaboration with the Music Association of Extravaganza Romana and with the artistic direction of M ° Mario Bassani, the Festival includes 6 free entrance concerts that will take place in some churches and Roman basilicas of great historical interest -artistic: St. Clement's Basilica, St. Stephen's Basilica, Basilica of Saints John and Paul, Basilica of the Saints Four Crowned, Basilica of San Vitale, Basilica Sanctus Maria and Martyres (Pantheon).
    All information and program on the this page

    P. P. Pasolini - Lightweight boys as rags
    Until December 31, National Library, avenue Castro Pretorio

    A new permanent space, unique and for the first time in Rome dedicated to the great writer Pasolini. Within the National Central Library.
    To accompany the permanent exhibition dedicated to the figure of Pasolini, the National Library of Rome hosts a photographic exhibition on the Roman townships taken from the Archives of Rodrigo Pais, kept at the University of Bologna, entitled The Photographer in the Borgo.
    Through 60 images, selected among the thousands of Pais, the photographic exhibition will illustrate the living conditions in the townships and barracks of an expanding and increasingly cemented Roma.

    1938: History
    Until March 30, 2018, Shoah Museum, via del Portico d'Ottavia

    On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the promulgation of racial laws in Italy, an exhibition on one of the darkest periods of Italian history (1938-1943), which will be told with photographs, posters, documents, newspapers, largely unpublished and original, about the entire national reality, coming from many private archives and collections.

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