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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.


  • Notice: Opening reservation for Colosseum from January to June 2017. 

    From Thursday December 1st it will be possible to book for groups and individuals from January to June 2017 for: 
    Colosseo , Foro and Palatino 
    Case di Augusto and Livia 
    Museo Nazionale Romano
    Terme di Caracalla, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Villa dei Quintili
    Siti ad apertura periodica
    It will be possibile to make reservation for group entrances from December 1st for the period until June 2017. Every first Monday of the month it will be possibile to book available group entrances for the following month that were cancelled.
    It will be possibile to make reservation  for these available group entrances on Monday 5th December 2016 for the period of January 2017. 
    We inform you that it is possibile  to book the last group entrance 20 minutes before the closing time of the ticket office.

    It will be possibile to book on website underground Tours for individuals and underground group entrances every third Monday of the month for the following month. 
    On Monday 19th December it will be possibile to make reservation for January 2017. 


  • Click Tour from the third entrance to the Coliseum to enhance enjoyment and accessibility.

From Monday August 29th 2016 you can book click tour, with access from the third entrance to the Coliseum, located on the side of the Stern (front via Labicana spur) from which they can access reserved groups with their own guide accredited for the period from October 31th to December 31th 2016 
- streamlining of the queues on the front of the Colosseum
- incoming safety checks
- an alternative tour itinerary (click tour) intended to improve the fluidity of the current itineraries open to the public. These groups will have a direct access to the arena floor. From there they will visit the ring that overlooks the underground, and then will they take the ordinary circuit of visit of the monument.

Access and booking Click tour methods:
- groups from minimum 30 to maximum 50 people with accredited guide can only access.
- the accompanied group will follow a route that lasts about 20 minutes.
- at the end of the click tour the group will be accompanied in the ordinary circuit of visit and may decide to exit or to stay inside to freely visit the monument. Groups with their own guide must have their whispers, because there will no distribution of radio guides at the new entrance.
- during the reservation,  you must communicate the number of participants and any reductions on tickets (full, reduced or free rate) for a total of at least 30 people and maximum 50 people.
- at the entrance of the new access, the group will have to compulsory deliver at the ticket desk the booking code and a list with the names and dates of birth of the participants.
- the service is not available during the free first  Sundays of the month and the new access will be closed to the public.
- groups, which shall not exceed the maximum number of 50 people, will access with a 10 minutes
 minimum interval, and will be accompanied during the route that will have a maximum duration of 20 minutes on the arena floor.
- the phone bookings will be possible from Monday, August 29th 2016, over the period October 31th to December 31th, calling the number  at + 39 06 399 67 700

Payment methods
- Mandatory prepayment of tickets and booking fee (€ 2,00)
Each customer can reserve a maximum of two click tour slots a day

Entrance ticket
Full € 12,00; reduced € 7,50
Pre sale  : € 2.00
(Reductions and gratuity under current regulations)
The same ticket grants access to the Colosseum tour circuit, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and the current exhibition in the same circuit. It is valid 2 days in a row for a single entrance to the Colosseum and only one entrance to the Roman Forum - Palatine


  • Current exhibition at Colosseo, Foro Romano e Palatino circuit:   

Rinascere dalle distruzioni. Ebla, Nimrud e Palmira at Colosseo

Santa Maria Antiqua tra Roma e Bisanzio at Foro Romano 


  • First Sunday of the month at Colosseum

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

Info and booking

+39 06 399 67 700





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





Ticket Office

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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