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

    Free walking toursFirst Sunday of the month: Free MuseumsSunday 3 March 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

    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. )

    Light, memory, appearances
    Until March 10, Museo dell'Ara Pacis , Via di Ripetta ,180

    The exhibition interpreted by seven young photographers presents a selection of twenty-one photographs taken at the Ara Pacis Museum by a group of students from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. Each photographer saw and interpreted the Ara Pacis Museum according to his own sensitivity and artistic training, often favoring detail over the overall vision. Different gazes then focused on the architectural elements, sculptures and ornaments, investigated and captured the geometric shapes, the play of light, the shadows and the transparencies, giving life to an original mosaic of images capable of visually translating impressions and sensations aroused by the place and the monument.
    Times : From 9.30am to 7.30pm (every day)

    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

    Vera Molnár. Variations Icône
    From 23 November to 3 March, Accademia d'Ungheria , Via Giulia, 1

    From the first plotter drawings of the 1960s, to the fascinating works on canvas and paper of the 1970s, up to the 2000s, the preparatory sketches, the prototypes and the magnificent glass work, the exhibition celebrates Molnár's work in all its aspects. its facets. An immersion in the visionary world of Vera Molnár, invites the public to explore the complexity and creative evolution of an icon of digital art, witness to an extraordinary career that continues to inspire and challenge the frontiers of expression artistic.
    Times : From 9.30 to 19.30 (from Monday to Friday)

    From 9 February to 1 March, Officine Fotografie, Via Giuseppe Libetta, 1

    It offers 70 framed prints, 40x30 cm format, of shots or sequences that show the rock musician and singer almost always unaware of the lens that frames him, caught in moments of pure truth, often on stage during concerts but also in moments that usually they remain unpublished to the public on an infinite journey through music and life.
    Times : 10.30am-1.00pm 3.30pm-7.00pm (from Monday to Friday)
    10.00-13.00 (Saturday)

    FOLLY - Heaven and Earth
    Until March 16, INTERZONE GALLERIA, Via Macerata, 46

    On display are around eighty works, a wide choice of images, including monotypes and pinhole photographs, which cover a period of artistic research of four years, works printed on Japanese paper and ancient fabric. The artistic work proposed by Folly is a on the resonance between the outside and the inside, on their mirroring and their reflection. Large-format works on ancient canvas are accompanied by works printed in small format, where the influence of Taoist principles emerges. The project takes shape in a dialogue between black and white photographs and monotypes. This is a research that explores the correlation between polarity inspired by the idea of unity and interdependence of opposites characteristic of Asian philosophies.
    Times : From 3.00pm to 8.00pm (Tuesday to Friday)
    from 11.00 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00 (Saturday)

    Spes contra Spem
    From 17 to 29 February, Arte Borgo Gallery, Borgo Vittorio, 25

    In the new exhibition, Antonio Carbone investigates his personal sphere, with awareness of the changes in the current panorama, supporting a narrative that determines a correlation with the real and a virtual reality. Through a profound and multifaceted projection, a plurality of social themes and cultural, gives life to a language made up of paintings and installations, generating questions and reflections on an evolving society. The exhibition is conceived as a unique installation: nature in the Hellenic tradition, the invention of writing, the multiplicity of universes, artificial intelligence, the metaverse, great migrations, the winds of war, gender liberation, selfies and reflections, the clairvoyance of a new knowledge.
    Times : From 11.00 to 19.00 (From Tuesday to Saturday)

    The Four Korean Houses. Spaces reconstructed with multimedia artUntil February 29, 2024, Istituto Culturale Coreano, via Nomentana 12
    Are you ready to immerse yourself in the world of multimedia art that embraces Korean artistic and architectural tradition?
    The first event to inaugurate the 140th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Italy and Korea. An exhibition where the protagonist will be a multimedia space dedicated to the reproduction of traditional Korean places that will leave you breathless!
    Opening hours : Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm (last entry 5.30pm)
    Free entry, with 10 minute shifts, max 15 people per shift

    Thinking with your hands: Renzo Vespignani exhibition
    From 15 February to 9 March, Edarcom Europa Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea , Via Macedonia, 12

    The exhibition is made up of around thirty paintings, mixed techniques, engravings and lithographs which, albeit with gaps and gaps, animate a journey that winds from the work Primo exemplar, a small cardboard exhibited at the 27th Venice Biennale in 1954, passing for the Suburbs of the early 1960s, to the Little Girls and the Flowers and to the American paintings from the Manhattan transfer cycle. Vespignani explored and anticipated pictorial themes that are still very current today, leaving a very important number of paintings, drawings, lithographs and engravings, capable of speaking again and indeed more and more to the contemporary observer.
    Times : 10.30am-1pm and 3.30pm-7.30pm (Monday to Saturday)

    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)

    Love and War by Fabio Magnasciutti
    Until March 9th, Bianco Contemporaneo, Via Reno, 18a

    The exhibition intends to address a very widespread theme in this historical moment: war, while adding another somewhat obsolete but always effective topic: love. The kindness in Fabio Magnasciutti's illustrations excites and pushes us to reflect on the power of kindness. Quality of those who use discretion and tact, trying not to offend or be inappropriate. 63 unique works will be exhibited, acrylic on print in two sizes (40x40 and 30x30) on natural artistic paper with passepartout, signed by the artist.
    Times : From 4.30pm to 7.30pm (Tuesday to Saturday)

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