The Colosseum
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The Colosseum for free
The following are entitled to free entry to the Colosseum:
  • All citizens under the age of 18
  • Disabled people and their family member or accompanying person belonging to the social and health care services
  • EU tourist guides in the exercise of their professional activity
  • EU tourist interpreters in the exercise of their professional activity
  • Employees of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities
  • Members of ICOM (International Council of Museum)
  • Members of ICCROM (International organization for conservation of cultural heritage)
  • Students of the schools of: Central Institute of Restoration, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, School for Mosaic Restoration
  • Journalists registered in the national register and journalists from any other country, in the performance of their duties and upon presentation of a suitable document proving the professional activity carried out
  • Groups of public and private schools in the EU, accompanied by their teachers by reservation
  • teachers and students of the faculties of Architecture, Conservation of cultural heritage, Education sciences and degree courses in Literature or Literary subjects with archaeological or historical-artistic address of universities and academies of all EU member countries. The ticket is issued to students by showing the enrollment certificate for the current academic year
    The free ticket have to be booked online
    On the occasion of the #domenicalmuseo, the first Sunday of the month, the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill will have free admission for everyone.


    Free walking toursFirst Sunday of the month: Free MuseumsSunday, 5th February 2023, Roma
    The appointment with Domenica Al Museo is back and free admission to all museums and archaeological sites in the municipality of Rome.
    Next Sunday the following museums will therefore have free admission: the Capitoline Museums
    Trajan"s Markets - Museum of the Imperial Forums
    Ara Pacis Museum
    the Centrale Montemartini
    , the Museum of Rome - Palazzo Braschi
    the Museum of Rome in Trastevere
    the Gallery of Modern Art
    the Museums of Villa Torlonia
    the Civic Museum of Zoology
    the Giovanni Barracco Museum of Ancient Sculpture
    the Carlo Bilotti Museum - Villa Borghese Orangery
    the Napoleonic Museum, the Pietro Canonica Museum in Villa Borghese
    the Museum of the Roman Republic
    the Museum of Casal de "Pazzi
    the Museum of the Walls and the Villa of Maxentius
    and in the archaeological areas of the Circus Maximus and the Imperial Forums


    Free walking tour: Trastevere, Isola Tiberina and Jewish Ghetto
    To discover some historic districts of the city, where time seems to stand still.
    Trastevere, ancient area of ??residence of the Etruscan population on the right bank of the Tiber. Crossing the river you will stop on the Tiber Island before reaching the Jewish quarter, where Rome still hosts the oldest Jewish community in the diaspora. Strolling through the narrow alleys of the district will allow you to jump back in time when the area was considered one of the poorest and most unhealthy in the city although not without evidence of a glorious past. After the period of imprisonment, subsequent emancipation and persecutions, the district has in fact turned into one of the trendiest areas of the capital, frequented by both tourists and Romans attracted by the many restaurants that serve the characteristic dishes of Jewish-Roman cuisine.
    Duration of the tour: 2 hours and 30 minutes


    Booking (The reservation is free and only serves to book and join the group, once the tour is over you decide how much to pay. )


    Exhibition by Nicola Rotiroti: Based on a true story
    From January 19 to February 12, KOU Gallery, Via della Barchetta, 13

    Seven large-scale paintings will be exhibited, four in color and three in black and white, which recall the constant iconography of the Calabrian artist in search of his roots and a habitat that totally immerses him in his emotional memory. With his usual cut photo that approaches and moves away from the subject like the zoom of a lens, and his usual sharpness of details, the painter reveals the elements of the joint, the one made of branches but also of memory and memories. Indeed, the depth of the paintings, the rendering of their three-dimensionality lead us to think simultaneously about the mental depth of the author's process. But in every painting, hidden among the plots of his artistic gesture, there is a void, a missing part, perhaps an exit from the compression of his language, from himself.
    Free



    Without Words
    From January 21st to February 9th, Arte Borgo Gallery, Borgo Vittorio, 25

    The protagonists of the exhibition are Nicolas Aguilar, Andreas Angleitner and Alexandra Kordas, three artists skilled in recounting emotions in a visual way.Nicolas Aguilar invites the viewer to get lost in the maze of his own memory, making images, sensations and even smells from a not too distant past to be found again. Andreas Angleitner likes to experiment with colors and materials, resulting in multi-layered works of art on canvas and limestone substrates. Alexandra Kordas is an art that it comes from the depths of the soul and therefore extremely spontaneous, free from constructs. In this exhibition you exhibit a series of photographs with a fascinating aesthetic, taken with the aim of leaving a mark on the soul and gaze of those who observe them.
    Timetable : from 11.00 to 19.00 (Tuesday to Saturday)
    Free

    Photo exhibition Traveling
    From 28 January to 12 February , ArtSharing lab&gallery , Via Giulio Tarra, 64

    The exhibition literally explores all the channels of communication through a 360-degree use and with all the senses: for the first time the photographs of Giovanni Scafoglio and Mirko Viglino will be exhibited simultaneously, two collections linked to two photographic books and (hyper ) textual, born from the biographical events of the two authors. For Giovanni Scafoglio is the travel diary of a journey that lasted over two decades through Latin America, Africa, old Europe and the Middle East, in search of the link between God and man. For Mirko Viglino it is a physical and virtual journey across the sky, mainly in search of himself as a father. A moving map to a star, drawn together with his daughter. For both of them, photography is actually the tool of the journey through themselves and in the metaphysical dimension, to tell the emotions that are hidden behind the shot, to make the intangible.
    Timetables : From 17.00 to 20.00 (Tuesday to Saturday)
    Free

    Tales of stone
    Sunday 5 February , Museo dell’Ara Pacis , Lungotevere in Augusta

    The Ara Pacis is the symbolic monument that marked the beginning of the Roman Empire, dedicated by the Senate of Rome to the first Emperor, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian Augustus. Each sculpted image, figure, animal or plant tells us a mythical and fantastic story . Come and discover this unique and grandiose monument through stone stories that will leave you breathless!
    Timetable : 11.00am
    Free

    The nineteenth century at Villa Farnesina
    From 12 January to 25 February , Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei , Via della Lungara, 10 /230

    The exhibition aims to highlight the common aspects of two characters, the Duke of Ripalda and Count Primoli, both "foreigners" in a city they did not know. The exhibition itinerary will accompany the visitor in the discovery of these two figures starting from their meeting: by telling their story, their relationship with the changing city will be highlighted and the photographs taken by Count Primoli in the last years of the nineteenth century will become the fil rouge who will guide you in the various stages of the journey. Each stage will also highlight, with graphically and chromatically identifiable panels, the nineteenth-century aspect of the room of Villa Farnesina in which the visitor is located. The last section of the exhibition on the first floor will tell the story of the city around Villa Farnesina, with a focus on Palazzo Farnese, Palazzo Corsini and the events of the Aurelian Walls in the 19th century, in particular on the so-called stretch of the Farnesina, visible today at the inside the garden of the Villa which constitutes one of the few remains of the walls still preserved on the right bank of the Tiber.
    Timetables : from 9.00 to 14.00 (from Monday to Saturday)
    from 9.00 to 17.00 (second Sunday of the month)
    for ticket info official site

    STEFANO LAZZARI. Within the walls
    Until 26 February, Museo delle Mura , Via di porta san Sebastiano, 18

    The exhibition aims to be a tribute to the extraordinary archaeological site of Porta Appia, or San Sebastiano, one of the most evocative spaces in Rome and a natural museum of itself, but also the perfect setting for contemporary dialogues. Lazzari has created two series of paintings, eight tondos and a polyptych of fourteen elements, in all cases tempera on wood, which reproduce unusual glimpses of the museum, as a curious tourist would do, attracted by minimal details which, extrapolated, manipulated and enlarged, can become material instagrammable or an unexpected pictorial sequence with a Pop flavour.
    Timetables : From 11.00 to 16.00 (from Tuesday to Sunday)
    Free

    Dreams out of the drawer, exhibition by Enrico Benaglia
    From 3 to 18 February, Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea Edarcom Europa , Via Macedonia, 12

    Painter, sculptor, engraver, set designer, he is an all-round artist who has embellished the Italian and international artistic panorama with a unique and extremely recognizable figure. Enrico Benaglia's canvases are populated by mysterious figures portrayed in graceful, apparently random, sometimes dancing, sometimes dreamy. On display about forty works including oil paintings, pastels and bronze sculptures from the gallery's collection. And in the graphics hall it will also be possible to discover the beautiful lithographs, serigraphs and etchings of the important Roman artist.
    Times : 10:30-13:00 and 15:30-19:30 (Monday to Saturday)
    Free

    Apocrypha, the secret of the sacred in contemporary art
    Until February 28, MLAC , Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5

    The exhibition intends to present examples of oblique references, disfigured quotations, residual traces of the sacred, still active in Italian contemporary art. Works by great artists will be on display, capable of addressing the question of the sacred not as a reassuring confessional canon or identity code, but as a fragment, a remnant, a loss, perhaps still as a cut and opening to a secret meaning.
    Timetables : From 15.00 to 19.00
    Free

    Cláudia Lima, Fragmetos de Arte Pura
    From February 1st to March 3rd, Ambasciata del Brasile , Piazza Navona, 14/18

    The exhibition presents eight unpublished works made with organic materials on wood, the result of the artist's research at the level of textures and geographies of his artistic universe. The art of Cláudia Lima comes from a Vangoghian and Matissian influence, passes through the modernists and pop art and assumes its originality in the contemporary world. In his works, the thread of time created by his path mixes with the material thread, in weaves that reflect and question the complexity of human communication in the contemporary world. The Fragments of Arte Pura are, therefore, visual and physical evidence of the artist's intense dedication to life and to the world.
    Timetable : from 9.00 to 21.00 (Monday to Thursday)
    from 9.00 to 17.00 ( Friday )
    Free

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