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the Sunday of the museums

dal 8/1/2017 al 31/12/17

Every first Sunday of the month, state museums and cultural sites are free (generally excluding exhibitions in progress)

List of places of state culture in Rome:

– Colosseo e Foro Romano/Palatino (entrance restrictions)

– Galleria Borghese ( reservations 2,00 € required)
– GNAM Galleria Nazionale Arte Moderna 
– Museo nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
– Museo HC AndersenMuseo M. PrazMuseo Boncompagni Ludovisi per le Arti decorative e il Costume
– Museo nazionale Romano (Palazzo MassimoPalazzo AltempsCrypta BalbiTerme di Diocleziano)
– Galleria nazionale d’Arte Antica Palazzo Barberini
– Galleria nazionale d’Arte Antica Palazzo Corsini
– Galleria Spada
– Museo nazionale di Palazzo Venezia
– Museo nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo (ingresso contingentato)
– Museo nazionale d’Arte Orientale “G. Tucci”
– Museo nazionale Preistorico Etnografico “L. Pigorini”
– Museo nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari
– Museo nazionale dell’Alto Medioevo
– Museo nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali
– Scavi di Ostia Antica
– Museo Ostiense
– Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella
– Terme di Caracalla
– Villa dei Quintili
– Villa Adriana – Tivoli
– Villa d’Este – Tivoli

At MAXXI, free admission to the permanent collection (Gallery 4) for everyone from Tuesday to Friday and every first Sunday of the month.

In addition, the Civic Museums of Rome are free of charge for citizens resident in Rome Capital and in the Metropolitan City area.

The only exception is Ara Pacis

The moon  on the Coliseum

dal 15/03/2017 al 30/12/2017 dalle 20:00 alle 24:00

A night and evening tour, available in Italian, Spanish and English, in the charming atmosphere of a symbol of antiquity, with all its lights and shadows. The “munera et venationes” are told, games in which the gladiators had to fight for survival in a struggle that was too often unbalanced. It describes the audience that witnessed and the atmosphere of those pompous and nasty events.

The visit continues in the galleries and inner arches, while the night illuminates the whole area.

The tour also includes a visit to the exhibition “Colosseum. An icon “

Tour schedule: 10:00 to 00:00

Last entry at 22:50

Place: Colosseum Square, Pope’s Gate

Date: March 15, 2017 to December 30

More info here

December 8th: The Pope – A traditional act of veneration to the Immaculate Conception

December 8th every year starts: 16:00

On the occasion of the Feast, the Pope, as a tradition, pays homage to the Immaculate on the day of his feast, praying and placing a crown of flowers at the base of the Column of the Immaculate at Piazza Mignanelli. This tradition began on December 8th 1953 by Pope Pius XII on the occasion of the Opening of the Holy Mariano Year

The firefighter’s gesture, which is still more ancient (since 1923), follows, with a 25-meter high ladder, they bring the flower crown on the arm of the statue. Attending various authorities



The column was erected in 1857 to seal the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, established in 1854 by Pius IX. Why exactly at Piazza di Spagna? Because Spain was the country most committed to the dogma. And at the Spanish Square was based the Spanish Embassy at the Holy See.