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  • COSTANTINO 313 d.C.
    Roma - Exhibitions, from 11/04/13 to 15/09/13
  • Colosseum
    Colosseum, from 11/04/13 to 15/09/13




The Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Rome is home to the Coliseum, from 11 April to 15 September 2013, the exhibition "Constantine 313 AD. C. ", which celebrates the anniversary of the Edict of toleration in 313 AD.
The exhibition, back from a great success at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, designed and conceived by the Diocesan Museum of Milan and curated by Gemma Sena and Paul Church biscuits, arrives at theColiseum, along with an entire section dedicated to Rome, curated by Mariarosaria Barbera, superintendent of Cultural Heritage of Rome and the protagonist of important discoveries related to Constantine, including new areas of the public sector Sessoriano of the building, in the area of S. Cross in Jerusalem, and the domus of senior officials at the court of the Empress Helena.

The exhibition celebrates the anniversary of the exceptional manifesto spread of religious tolerance in 313 d. C., also known as the "Edict of Milan", attributed to the Roman Emperor Constantine in the West. A document of extraordinary modernity, taking an edict of 311, declared Christianity after centuries of persecution, religious bid, ushering in a period of religious tolerance and of great political and cultural innovation. The exhibition is divided into sections which deepen with more than one hundred precious relics from all over Europe, on historical, artistic and religious Constantinian era.

The exhibition opens with a gallery of the members of the family, intertwined with struggles, betrayals and conspiracies of the court. The first section, dedicated to Rome, was inaugurated by the famous Battle of the Milvian Bridge, with portraits of his protagonists, Maxentius and Constantine. Following a study of the Sessorium, the imperial seat in Rome, in which resided the mother of Constantine, Helena. Preview are also presented overtime gold jewelry, recently discovered in a tomb in the Basilica of the street Ardeatina.

The central part of the exhibition tells the religious and political revolution triggered by the end of the persecutions against the Christians, through analyzing portraits, coins and works of art, even the three institutions that were the protagonists of the age of Constantine: the army, the church and the imperial court.
Sophisticated luxury artifacts that belonged to the elite of the empire or for the churches testify to the progressive evolution of Christianity, a cult lawful private acquires as a public dimension and finally become official only religion of the Empire.

The exhibition ends with a section devoted to the monuments of Rome Constantine: The homes, baths, basilicas, mausoleums and their unique decorations. Reconstruction of some buildings will be proposed in computer graphics updated in the light of more recent research. There is also space the presentation of another unprecedented discovery, made in 2005, on Via Laurentina: a hoard of forty coins minted by the Mint of Rome, Ostia and Aquileia, contained in a wooden case closed just in 313 AD Alongside are exposed the discoveries made in an environment adjacent to tesoretto, including the bronze statuette of a Lare dancing.

Finally, an animation in computer graphics allow visitors to see a preview of the high-resolution images of the Arch of Constantine and to know the events narrated in the frieze.
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It is forbidden to access the monument with bottles and glasses containers, alcholic beverages and aerosols.



On February 26, it will be possible to pre-book the entrance tickets for the Colosseum and the Stern entrance with scheduled entrance time, for the month of March 2018.
On March 14, it will be possible to pre-book the entrance tickets with scheduled entrance time for the Colosseum, the Undergrounds and Belvedere and the Stern entrance, for the months of April, May and June 2018.
Subsequently, the pre-booking will be available for three months, gradually, to avoid hastened hoarding and grant the availability of tickets closer to the effective date of visit.

The pre-booking of full and reduced entrance tickets for individual visitors and for groups is partitioned in time schedules, with payment required at the moment of booking.
Groups are formed by a minimum of 14 participants and a maximum of 50.
Free entrance tickets with scheduled entrance time can be required directly at the ticket office, by paying the reservation fee on site.

For a better enjoyment of the monument, the visitors will have three different entrances:

  • Entrance for pre-booked groups/schools with guide
  • Entrance for individuals   
  • Stern entrance for pre-booked groups/schools with accredited guide or official tour leader

​At the entrance for pre-booked groups/schools with accredited guide, it will not be possible to welcome visitors not leaded by an accredited guide.
It will be necessary to be at the dedicated entrance 30 minutes before the booked entrance time to complete the tickets procedures and pass the metal detector security control.
A maximum of 15 minutes delay will be allowed after the booked entrance. In case of additional delay the group will not be able to access the monument, the reservation will not be refunded and it will be possible to buy a new entrance based on availability.

Reservation required with tickets collected at the ticket desk.
EU students book the entrance free of charge.
Entrance tickets are free by showing a name list of the students and the teachers, divided in classes, on an official paper of the school signed by the headmaster.
For every 10 students, one teacher has a free entrance ticket and starting from the eleventh student, a second teacher has a free admission.

Extra EU schools pay the reservation fee.
Colosseum’s admission tickets will be free only for under 18 students with a valid Identity Card.
Group members over 18 will have to pay the full entrance fee.

School groups can be made of a maximum of 50 participants.

In case of mistakes by booking school tickets instead of ordinary group tickets or, in case the required conditions/documentations cannot be complied, it will not be possible to enter the monument and it will be necessary to buy new and correct entrance tickets, if available.

This service is not available during the free first Sundays of the month.


We inform you that on February 19TH  2018 it will be possible to book the undergrounds and Belvedere tours for the month of March 2018.



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Every first Sunday of the month free admission for all visitors to the site during the ordinary opening time.



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Hours Details

08.30 - 16.30 from January 2 to February 15

08.30 - 17.00 from February 16 to March 15

08.30 - 17.30 from March 16 to last Saturday of March

08.30 - 19.15 from the last Sunday of March to August 31

08.30 - 19.00 from September 1 to September 30

08.30 - 18.30 from October 1 to last Saturday of October

08.30 - 16.30 from the last Sunday of October to December 31





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Admission ticket
  • - Full € 12
  • - Reduced € 7.50
Other Reduced
  • - citizens aged between 18 and 25 years old of the European Union under the law 28.09.1999 n. 275, and subsequent amendments through ministerial letters.?(Austria,Belgio, Bulgaria, Cipro, Danimarca,Estonia,Finlandia, Francia, Germania, Grecia,Irlanda,Italia, Lettonia, Lituania, Lussemburgo, Malta, Olanda, Polonia, Portogallo, Regno Unito, Repubblica Ceca, Romania, Slovacchia, Slovenia, Spagna, Ungheria, Conferderazione Svizzera _ Svizzera, Norvegia, Liechtenstein, Islanda)

    - European Union state teachers.
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