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 toursFree 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. )

    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)

    Roman suggestions
    Until June 21st, Galleria Paolo Antonacci, Via Del Babuino, 141/a

    Few artists, both Italian and foreign, have managed to escape the temptation to portray with pencils or brushes a view or a glimpse of Rome! The city with its ruins and its monuments has always exercised an irresistible charm on painters of every era and artistic period, from Baroque to Neoclassicism, from Romanticism to the present day. Among the first to immortalize the magnificence of Rome was Gaspar van Wittel who left us some precious views of the city at the end of the 17th century. Giovanni Battista Piranesi with his visionary engravings of the monuments contributed to the spread of their knowledge. Giovanni Paolo Panini from Piacenza painted views and caprices that were highly appreciated by the cultured public beyond the Alps. In the exhibition, fifteen views are displayed including Rome from Monte Mario, a suggestive nocturne of St. Peter's with Castel Sant'Angelo in the moonlight, a romantic image of Via San Sebastianello, a fascinating Roman countryside with the Claudio aqueduct, an unusual Trinità dei Monti and a view of Villa Borghese.
    Times : 10.00-14.00 and 15.00-19.00 (From Monday to Friday)
    10.00-13.00 (Saturday)

    Genius Loci Ttozoa
    From 5 June to 15 September, Museo Carlo Bilotti , Viale dell'Aranciera, 4

    On display are the works created by the artists of the TTOZOI duo, during the work sessions at the Royal Palace of Caserta, at the Amphitheater of the archaeological complex of Pompeii and at the Colosseum. The artists placed jute canvases in each of these places and let form mold and dust deposits on the support. The natural process of dust deposition and proliferation of microorganisms on the canvas is blocked with special reagents by the artists when they consider the creative act concluded.
    Times : From 1pm to 7pm (Tuesday to Friday)
    From 10.00 to 19.00 (Saturday and Sunday)

    Aniene Grand Opening WeekendFrom 12 to 16 June 2024
    A lounge on the banks of the Aniene river where you can stop to drink and eat something good, browse the markets and enjoy some fresh air.
    Four evenings of music, dance and socializing in the small Oasis of the Nomentano Park:
    Wednesday 12: Grand Opening Party with Claudio Gregori aka GREG

    Thursday 13: Swing Factor with free Lindy Hop lesson

    Friday 14: DJ set & Live with Mondocane & Dumi & Federico D'Angelo

    Saturday 15th: Wunder Tandem

    Sunday 16th: Tour of the track with free Samba lesson

    Area opening at 6.00pm
    Free entry

    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.

    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.

    This is an aquiline son of the wind
    From 22 May to 15 September, Museo Pietro Canonica , Viale Pietro Canonica , 2

    The portraits of the rostiglosi horses from the Capitoline collections, made up of a series of canvases by the German painter Johan Reder, to which is added a painting by Paolo Monaldi, which portray the famous horses of the prince and collector Camillo Rospigliosi. paintings on canvas, largely embellished by the original eighteenth -century frames, to which are added a print on parchment and a print on paper, with texts and verses written in honor of the Aquilino horse.It the exhibition is also understood to celebrate what generally comes defined as the culture of the horse, offering the opportunity to appreciate poorly known works, over twenty years after their first exposure, which constitute a unique corpus of its kind. The undisputed protagonists are therefore the beloved horses of the Ring Prince, splendid specimens of equine breeds with noble genealogies, raised in his estate of Campo Salino in Maccarese and Zagarolo.
    Hours : from 10.00 to 16.00 (from Tuesday to Sunday, until May 31)
    From 13.00 to 19.00 (from Tuesday to Sunday from 1 June)

    First Sunday of the month: Free MuseumsSunday 7 July 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

    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.

    Antonio Donghi. The magic of silence
    From 9 February to 20 October, 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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