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 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)
    Groups with prevalence of free tickets must instead book the free hourly ticket online.

    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 toursFirst Sunday of the month: Free MuseumsSunday, 1st October 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. )

    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

    Jacopo Mandich :encoding IMAGO
    From 23 September to 25 November, Galleria d'arte FABER , Via dei Banchi Vecchi , 31

    The new project marks a turning point in his artistic and intellectual training path. The sculptor traces the two tracks that represent the key to his entire research: the social anthropological one and the personal and interior one. These two souls, while remaining formally disjoined, seem to flow into each other, both from a purely physical point of view and through a purely conceptual reading of the works. The exhibition was born entirely site-specific, unfolding starting from a focal point located at the back of the room, to develop with a fragmented but almost musical rhythm, as if it were the result of a living and pulsating neuronal activity.
    Times : From 10.00 to 19.00 (From Tuesday to Saturday)

    Ufagrà universe: exhibition by Antonio Fiore
    From 9 to 30 September, Galleria Vittoria, Via Margutta, 103

    The exhibition presents unpublished works offering a complete vision of the artist's language that has characterized his research. On this occasion, the cosmopainting of the painter Segno is redefined as a precise evolutionary language of an idea that explores unknown sidereal spaces, where the artist imagines flaming colors and shapes that float magmatically in the void. On display are works with bright colors and dynamic geometric shapes, two recurring elements that have allowed him to create his own evocative and impactful alphabet, giving life to an iconic language, changed over time, which has helped him to express his vision of space and giving art an increasingly recognizable style, characterizing it and making it unique in its kind.
    Timetables : From 15.00 to 19.00 (Monday to Friday)

    From 9 September to 9 January, La Vaccheria, Via Giovanni L'Eltore, 35

    With over 100 works, from Balla to Calder, from Burri to Dalì, passing through Modigliani, Magritte, Manzoni, Fontana, Klein, Warhol, Niki de Saint Phalle, Lichtenstein, de Chirico and many others, the exhibition aims to retrace the main stages of the great revolutionary art of the 1900s, putting it in dialogue, thanks to a suggestive dreamlike setting, with contemporary installations of immersive and digital art.
    Timetables : 9.00-13.00 (from Tuesday to Thursday)
    9.00-19.00 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

    Korean Contemporary Photography: Insights into Nature and Humanity
    From 28 September to 27 October, Korean Cultural Institute, Via Nomentana, 12

    Through a total of approximately 40 photographs, this exhibition introduces the representative works of 9 Korean photographers and presents an excursus of contemporary Korean photography which, since the spread of so-called contemporary photography in Korea towards the end of the 1980s, has continued to evolve without pause thanks to the constant birth and fusion of new branches and artistic currents until arriving at its current appearance. The 9 photographers who took part in this exhibition, although differing in themes and in the way in which they approach photography, are united by the representation of Korean society and culture through the use of subjects such as nature and human beings.

    July 19, 1943. History, photography, art
    From 19 July to 15 October, Parco dei Caduti, Via Tiburtina antica, 25

    San Lorenzo 80 years after the bombing brings together ten historical photographs found through research work. This visual testimony of the era, full of destruction and suffering, has therefore become a stimulus for the artistic creation of ten contemporary artists who have absorbed and critically reworked the drama in order to still pass on its effects to the new generations. This process has led to the creation of ten original works each inspired by a single photo previously assigned to the artist as a guideline for his intervention.
    Timetables : all day

    Steresis: exhibition by Silvana Landolfi
    From 23 to 30 September, Arte Borgo Gallery, Borgo Vittorio, 25

    The artist presents a corpus of unpublished works created specifically for this purpose. Three sculptures in plexiglass and porcelain and fifteen works on canvas, in which the relevant and fundamental evolution of his artistic career is evident. Painting and sculpture, equally loved by Silvana, are positioned as complementary parts and in a similar way influence and consolidate each other. Few forms of contemporary artistic expression reflect the concept of Steresis, which makes use of the complex technique of third-fire painting to chase temporal harmonies and create captivating scenarios, in which geometries reign supreme.
    Times : From 11.00 to 19.00 (from Tuesday to Saturday)

    Pingo ergo sum: the experimentation of the artist Marco Marrocco
    From 26 September to 26 November, Il Margutta Veggy Food & Art, Via Margutta, 118

    Irony, aesthetics, experimentation: these are the three key elements of Marco Marrocco's artistic production who, between soft and incisive brushstrokes, explosions of colors and stylized shapes, demonstrates his knowledge, albeit with a critical eye, of the pictorial tradition, with the desire to translate it into contemporary taste and awareness of the function of art. The paintings on display therefore claim their right to self-determination as works of art, born from the belief that true art always moves in the pursuit of truth.
    Times : From 10.00 to 22.00 (every day)

    The Gods return. The bronzes of San CascianoUntil to 29 October 2023, Quirinale, Rome
    The exhibition presents to the public for the first time the extraordinary discoveries made in 2022 in the Etruscan and Roman thermal sanctuary of Bagno Grande in San Casciano dei Bagni.
    A journey through the centuries within the landscape of the warm waters of the territory of the ancient Etruscan city-state of Chiusi. Over twenty statues and statuettes, thousands of bronze coins and anatomical votive offerings tell a story of devotion, cults and rites hosted in sacred places where the thermal water was also used for therapeutic purposes.
    From 23 June to 25 July 2023 and from 2 September to 29 October 2023
    Opening days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
    Booking online at a cost of €1.50
    INFOPOINT, Information and booking centre: Salita di Montecavallo 15, Rome (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9.00 - 17.00).

    Garden of souls by 4Hands
    From 7 to 30 September, Atelier Montez, Via di Pietralata, 147a

    To inhabit the space, two artists, Monica Pirone and Sergio Angeli, known for their individual production but who have also worked in duo for years, where the recomposition of the masculine and the feminine takes place, who previously played the space in a fluid way with the same gentle dance of appropriation and surrender of nature. The same fluidity that we find in the intersectionality of the topics addressed, from feminism to social, political, environmental issues, which invites us to consider our identities within a broader framework of power relations. In this holistic scenario, art still proves to be a powerful tool for highlighting issues, soliciting reflection and, why not, social transformation.

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