The Colosseum
"As long as the Colosseum, there will Rome when the Colosseum falls, Rome will also fall, but when Rome falls, the world will fall"

Free in Rome
The Colosseum for free
The following are entitled to free admission to the Colosseum:
  • All citizens under the age of 18
  • Disabled people and their family member or companion belonging to social-health assistance services
  • EU tourist guides (in the exercise of their professional activity)
  • Tourist interpreters of the EU (in the exercise of their professional activity)
  • Employees of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities
  • Members of ICOM (International Council of Museums)
  • Members of ICCROM (International organization for conservation of cultural heritage)
  • Journalists up to date with the payment of membership fees, by showing a suitable document
  • Groups from 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 an archaeological or historical-artistic focus of the universities and academies of all EU member countries. The ticket is issued to students upon presentation of the enrollment certificate for the current academic year
  • Italian citizens residing abroad, registered with AIRE


    Free tickets can be collected on site, at the cash desks inside the Colosseum or at the ticket offices in Piazza del Colosseo (near the Arch of Constantine) and on Via dei Fori Imperiali (See Map)


    Free walking toursFirst Sunday of the month: Free MuseumsSunday 2 June 2024, Roma
    The appointment with Sunday at the Museum is back and free entry to all state and municipal museums and archaeological sites.
    Next Sunday, therefore, in addition to the Colosseum, the following state museums will be free to enter, among others:

  • Pantheon
  • Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Borghese Gallery (reservation required)
  • Appia Antica archaeological park
  • Ostia Antica
  • Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este


    and the following municipal museums:

  • Capitoline Museums
  • Trajan's Markets - Museum of the Imperial Forums
  • Ara Pacis Museum
  • Museum of Rome - Palazzo Braschi
  • Museum of Rome in Trastevere
  • Montemartini power station


    Complete list of museums with free entry on the first Sunday of the month, in Rome


    Sun, Wind, Waves, Sand by Gerardo Marazzi
    From 19 to 29 May,Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica Ex Cartiera Latina , Via Appia Antica, 42

    Through a journey as fluid and lovable as a story, the well-known architect and artist Gerardo Marazzi accompanies the visitor on a journey into the world and his way of seeing, immersing the spectator in his Evocative Dynamics, and offering a profound reflection on the peculiar characteristics of his research, which sees among these the centrality of the landscape and the environment, as mosaics of man's memory and of his place on earth and in space. His works convey a sense of grandeur and grandeur but at the same time, offer a intimate, gentle, and detailed perspective of the subjects represented.
    Times : From 9.30 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 19.00 (every day)
    Free

    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. )


    91 ° CSIO of Rome
    From 22 to 26 May, Galoppatoio di Villa Borghese , Piazza di Siena

    The event will show off the intense competitiveness of the best combinations of horses and knights of the circuit of the jump obstacle. Quasi 600 horses will be engaged, over 200 of which in the international competitions divided between the green oval of Piazza di Siena and the field of Galloppato, and the others destined for national competitions. The races will begin on Thursday 23. The eve of Wednesday 22 will still be intense, and not only at Villa Borghese. At 2 pm at the galloping there will be the usual Horse Inspection of the horses participating in the CSIO. At 16.30, in the center with conclusion in via dei Condotti, the now traditional parade at the turn of the players will be held, which from Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 will play the Roman tournament of Italy Polo Challenge. Finally, at 7 pm in Piazza di Siena is scheduled the Opera Italiano is in the Air, directed by Maestro Alvise Casellati. The event will be free for the public in the green areas and on the steps surrounding the race field.

    As in a garden
    From 23 May to 26 July, Francesca Antonini Arte Contemporanea , Via di Capo le Case, 4

    A collective that sees nine artists reflect on the anthropic relationship with the plant world. The artists involved were invited to explore a common theme, linked to the aesthetics and symbolism of nature, from which many of them have specifically created works .The exhibition offers the visitor a reflective experience. It aims to be an invitation to rethink man's relationship with greenery, to grasp the potential it has to offer. Plants, in fact, are an unexplored mine of possibilities and innovation for man. With their complexity they propose innovative models for social relations and organizational models, from which to take inspiration.
    Times : 12.00-19.00 (from Tuesday to Friday) 10.30-13.30 (Saturday)
    Free

    Some Like It Classic 2024Until May 28, 2024, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale, 194
    The event that offers the public the great cinema of the past with screenings exclusively on film returns for the thirteenth consecutive year.
    Each title will be introduced by a historical and critical presentation. The program ranges between different countries, styles and eras, the next appointment is Tuesday 6 February with Au hasard Balthazar, presented by Francesco Crispino.
    Starting time: 8.00 pm, free entry subject to availability with reservation on the website www.palazzoesposizioni.it


    Animal Republic
    From 7 to 31 May, GALLERIA SOSPESA, Via Paganica, 9b

    It presents a corpus of pictorial works created by Valentina De Martini, in oil on canvas. Elephants, deer, gorillas, donkeys, scenes of birds, portraits of fantastic animals, vibrant creatures that populate real and imaginary worlds. The artist chooses to explore the infinite variety of nature and play with imagination, mixing realistic elements with often surreal chrome. Each animal he paints has its own personality and distinctive character, which he tries to communicate through the skilful use of a balanced play of colours, expressions and poses. The artist uses painting as a means to explore and express his own emotions , desires and internal conflicts. Her creative process offers her a safe and liberating space to lose herself in, allowing her to freely investigate her own inner world and inviting the viewer to do the same.
    Time : From 6.30pm to 9.00pm
    Free

    Giacomo Matteotti. Life and death of a father of Democracy
    Until June 16th, Palazzo Braschi, Piazza di San Pantaleo, 10

    The intent of the exhibition is to restore to the general public the value of one of the fathers of our democracy and to introduce to the new generations, with multimedia insights, training initiatives and immediate language, a politician and intellectual of notable value.The exhibition retraces the life of the socialist leader, from his youthful beginnings to his national affirmation, from the battles for democracy to the opposition to fascism, whose totalitarian nature he was among the first to understand, up to the brutal murder perpetrated by the Mussolini regime. The exhibition is divided into four sections, which retrace the life of Matteotti. The section The young Matteotti, the one on the National political commitment 1919-1924, the section Kidnapping and death 1924-1926, Finally the section The Myth of Matteotti.
    Times : From 10.00 to 19.00 (from Tuesday to Sunday)
    Prices : €11.00 (full) €9.00 (reduced)

    Marco Manzo in Santa Maria dei Miracoli
    Until August 31st, Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Miracoli , Via del Corso, 528

    Works in white Carrara marble were set up, hands of women and men testifying to violence against women, plus some unpublished sculptures from 2024: the white marble sculpture "The Peaceful Magdalene", the "Glorious Cross of Miracles", in monumental format, approximately 4 meters high, made with mixed techniques and materials, and two installations depicting two hands, "The hands of the crucifixion". In the church, Marco Manzo's sculptures are accompanied, in surprising and perfect harmony, by biblical texts. Even if written in ancient times and in environments culturally distant from ours, the biblical quotations, like Marco Manzo's work, testify to an experience that it unites the experience of human beings of all times and places.
    Free

    Genesis
    From 13 March to 14 June, Palazzo Falconieri, Via Giulia, 1

    The exhibition was born with the idea of giving a contemporary artistic interpretation of the five books of the Old Testament of Moses. The themes of the works range from broader topics to individual narrative moments, with the aim of drawing the viewer's attention not only to the now familiar scenes of the Old Testament, but also to their intrinsic meanings. The entire collection is composed from the works of 12 artists who accomplished their task with a great variety of approaches. In fact, the attention of artists, outside of the most represented scenes in the history of art such as the story of Adam and Eve, Jacob's ladder, the Ten Commandments, has moved towards less well-known scenes of the Old Testament. The interesting aspect of these works as well as the exhibition itself is that viewers can find interpretations that encourage them to further reflect on and reread the books of Moses.
    Free

    ELLEN ESSEN, FACES OF FEELING
    From 17 to 23 May, Medina Art Gallery, Via Angelo Poliziano, 4

    A painter of German extraction, she offers the most attentive spectator a language in which the human figure is interpreted through portraits that have the aim of revealing the depth of the emotions of the characters. The set of works highlights a pleasant chromatic uniformity and a veil of fascinating melancholy that shines through the looks that characterize each work. A style, a pictorial sign that outlines a truly strong sensitivity towards everything we can admire in the depths of the soul of each of us. Ellen exhibits a significant series of works, each of which tells a story, a thought, a message and a series of very strong emotions that characterize the birth of all her paintings.
    Times : all day
    Free

    Giuseppe Primoli and the charm of the East
    From 15 March to 8 September, Museo Napoleonico , Piazza di Ponte Umberto I, 1

    A thematic exhibition on Count Giuseppe Primoli's interest in the art of Japan and, more generally, of the Asian continent. 14 kakemono, traditional Japanese paintings that belonged to him, will be exhibited, a nucleus with important documentary value, as well as historical and artistic value. In the kakemono therefore appear autograph compositions, signatures and dedications of French men of letters, of Provençal poets, of authors and performers of theatrical works, or of exponents of the royal houses of Europe.
    Free

    Antonio Donghi. The magic of silence
    From 9 February to 26 May, Palazzo Merulana, Via Merulana, 121

    On the basis of Donghi's works in these collections it is possible to entirely reconstruct his artistic career, through a series of authentic masterpieces. Remeditate the role, the method, the aspirations of this closed and difficult artist, but at the same time the creator of unique and impressive works for their suspended climate, for the density of questions he poses to the spectator despite the apparently naked reality in which they are presented the anonymous protagonists of the paintings, today it appears a necessary step forward for his knowledge.
    Times : From 12.00 to 20.00 (from Wednesday to Sunday)
    Prices : €12 (full) €10 (reduced)

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