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"

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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
    Free tickets (only free tickets) can be collected at the cash desks inside the Colosseum or at the ticket office located near the Arch of Constantine (in front of the Colosseum)

    The Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill will be free admission for everyone every first Sunday of the month and on April 25th, June 2nd and November 4th 2023

    Free walking toursCSIO of Rome: the Great Horse Riding at Villa BorgheseFrom 25 to 28 May 2023, Piazza di Siena, Roma
    Ninetieth edition of the CSIO in Rome, the longest running horse show in the world.
    A long weekend of excellence from the ten teams competing for the Coppa delle Intesa on Friday to the best duos on the world scene in Sunday's race for the Rolex Gran Premio Roma who ensure a show not to be missed.
    And, as per tradition, the Caroselli del San Raffaele, the Lancieri di Montebello and the 4th Carabinieri Regiment will close this 2023 edition of the horse show.
    The whole program on

    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. )

    Arnaldo Pomodoro: The Great Theater of CivilizationsFrom 12 May to 1 October 2023, Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, Rome
    Conceived specifically for the headquarters of the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana in Rome, this exhibition is structured like a large "theatre" that is simultaneously real and mental, memorial and imaginative.
    In the exhibition reality and utopia, sign and archetype, matter and vision, three-dimensionality of the work and two-dimensionality of the document, sharing in public space and personal research conducted in the studio and in the archive are integrated into a continuum, in which the interior and exterior of the building, from its corner boundaries to the roof.
    Free admission with reservations required on

    The Mummy of Rameses. The immortal pharaoh
    Until 14 June, Museo del Vicino Oriente, Egitto e Mediterraneo , Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5

    The exhibition focuses on the three-dimensional reproduction on a 1:1 scale of the mummy of the pharaoh Ramses II created by the SAPeri&Co Center with a futuristic experimental technique which involved the reconstruction of the pharaoh's skin with organic material. The replica, perfectly corresponding to the original, will allow visitors to get to know, through a path enriched by multimedia and multisensory content, the main exploits of one of the most important rulers of ancient Egypt. The path leads the visitor inside the pharaoh's burial chamber where, in addition to the mummy, it is possible touch and smell the scents of the substances used for mummification and explore the monumental tomb carved into the stone reproduced in a model.
    Timetables : From 10.00 to 17.00 (Tuesday and Thursday)

    Bikedays Giro d'Italia Family RideSunday 28 May 2023, Via dei Fori Imperiali, Roma
    On the occasion of the Grand Arrival of the Giro d'Italia in Rome, a free and non-competitive event open to all, adults and children, with a 6.8km route entirely closed to traffic in the city streets of Rome.
    Departure (and arrival) scheduled at 9.45 from the official arch of the Giro d'Italia in Via dei Fori Imperiali.
    On Friday 26th and Saturday 27th May all participants will be able to pick up the bib number (and a t-shirt as a gift) at the Decathlon shop in Via Appia Nuova (Metro Furio Camillo).
    It is necessary to have your own bike and that the use of a helmet is mandatory.
    For more information contact

    Nomad: by Alessandro Pizzo
    From 10 to 25 May, Galleria Vittoria, Via Margutta, 103

    The exhibition itinerary is a selection of about 25 works from the series "Roads" and "Roads with sheet metal", the first narrate the places visited by the artist, the second the means he used in his travels. The artistic research was born from the need to tell through a diary on canvas, without precise references, the journeys undertaken in Europe, North America, Central America, South America, North Africa, South Africa, Asia and Oceania. Whether large or small, the works of this series wants to tell, like a logbook, the destination but above all the journey, made possible by the different means used which are represented by the sheet metal. Nomadic artist with transversal thinking, he translates journeys and feelings into works of art.
    Timetables : From 15.00 to 19.00 (Monday to Friday)

    Ancient Egypt. Life beyond life
    From March 22nd to June 1st, Accademia d'Egitto di Belle Arti , Via Omero, 4

    The exhibition, which includes eight large-scale works, focuses in particular on the beauty of the Abu Simbel temple, strongly wanted and built by Ramses II (1303 BC - 1212 BC) to celebrate his victory against the Hittites in the battle of Kadesh . The artist Luigi Ballarin is inspired by the ancient and traditional decorative forms of the Egyptian times to re-propose in a modern, renewed way, not only the representations, but also his messages. Thanks to the mixed techniques and the use of acrylic and enamel, makes its decorations unusual, seemingly imprecise up close, but perfect from a distance. To enrich the works, metallic effects that give the works a great luminosity, narrating memories and recollections, emotions and stories, symbols and spirituality, as in the scene of psychostasis (i.e. the weighing of the heart).
    Times : from 10.00 to 16.00 (Monday to Friday)

    Show East
    from 29 May to 12 June, GALLERIA STUDIO CICO , Via Gallese, 8

    The exhibition intends to retrace the profound fascination that the Orient has always exerted on Western culture and on our imagination. Rich in a millenary history, of exotic and mysterious lands, despite the rush to modernization and technological evolutions, it preserves a wealth of expressive modalities that are profoundly different from those we are used to, able to make us dream and travel. The term "Orient" alone is able to evoke magic, dream, escape, as well as the works of the artists present at this exhibition.
    Times : from 12.00 to 19.00 (from Monday to Saturday)

    First Person Plural
    Until 24 September, MACRO , Museo d'arte contemporanea , Via Nizza , 138

    It is conceived as a film set in which the works act as characters capable of activating different stories within the same scenario. The exhibition is conceived as a synesthetic and disorienting experience, in which the boundaries and definitions of the human, of the non-human and the post-human are destabilized: a space where notions of reality and fiction are tickled, overturned and distorted. A composite of performative elements, works of art, music and objects aimed at producing an alienating and enveloping together, a kaleidoscope of signs in which to get lost.
    Free admission

    Ningyo. Art and Beauty of Japanese DollsUntil 9 June 2023, Istituto di Cultura Giapponese, Via Antonio Gramsci, 74
    Traveling exhibition presented through a total of sixty-seven specimens selected and divided into four sections: "Ningy? propitiatory", "Ningy? of art", "Ningy? of folklore" and "Diffusion of Ningy? culture".
    In Japan, more than anywhere else, dolls are an integral part of daily life. The exhibition presents a comprehensive introduction to the subject, from Katashiro and Amagatsu, considered the archetypes of dolls in Japan, to local variants that reflect the climate and folklore of the whole country, to mannequin dolls, highly prized toys in Japan today, and the world-renowned scale figyuaa.
    Free admission without reservation

    Existential archipelago: Exhibition of Giulio Marchetti
    From 19 May to 1 June, Medina Art Gallery, Via Merulana, 220

    The name of the exhibition derives from the set of works which, like islands, create a geographically random and random archipelago. The works cannot be classified into thematic or chronological categories, but together they become archipelagos of common existence, where we are led to reason according to groups unrelated to time and space, where the thematic strands proceed in an incoherent way, following the téchne and the zeitgeist, the potential for technological access, the ability to exploit electronic knowledge.
    Timetable : 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-19:00 (Monday to Friday)

    First Sunday of the month: Free MuseumsSunday, 4th June 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

    The Fourth Dimension: Paolo Mazzucato's exhibition
    From 20 to 26 May, Arte Borgo Gallery, Borgo Vittorio, 25

    He presents a series of works in which his research arises precisely as the need to make the individual reflect again on his nature, on who we are, where we come from, why we are here. Fascinated by these dynamics, Paolo Mazzucato did not other than transposing them into painting.
    Times : from 11.00 to 19.00 (from Tuesday to Saturday)

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