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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.

  • Opening of bookings for groups from 1st January  to 30th June 2017 clicks tour, with access from the third entrance to the Coliseum, located on the side of the Stern (front via Labicana spur)

We are glad to inform you that starting from Friday 23rd December 2016 at 9.00 am, it will be possible to reserve by Call Center and Online the Click Tour, for the period from 1st January  to 30th June 2017. 

Shown below, the reservation terms:

  • groups with accredited guide can only access, with tour leader with license or with accompanying teacher when school groups 
  • groups should consist of minimum 14 and maximum 50 people. The costumer will have the chance to book for a second group (minimum 14 people) with the same reservation. In this case, each group will get two free tickets for the guides (without reservation fee) and two group tickets at a time (not more then two). 
  • it shoul be necessary to pay 14 tickets at full price and the booking for groups of 28 euros.
  • it will be possible to change the kind of ticket (full, reduced, free) directly the day of the visit at the ticket office and add the payment of other tickets by credit card. 
  • at the ticket office it will be necessary to show the reservation code and a list on headed notepaper of the participants with their names and date of birth. Without this list on headed notepaper, the group won't be able to enter from this entrance and will be directed to the ordinary groups entrance, where they could enter, according the availability. 
  • 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.
  • every costumer will have the chance to do 5 (five) reservations each phone-call. 
  • every costumer will have the chance to book 5 (five) entrances a day. Each overbooking will be deleted. 

- 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.



  • Notice: Opening reservation for Coliseum from January to June 2017

From Thursday December 1st it is possible to book for groups and individuals from January to June 2017 for: 
_Colosseo , Foro and Palatino 
_Case di Augusto and Livia 

_Museo Nazionale Romanoording the availability. 

_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. 


As agreed with the Superintendence, in order to prevent the stockpiling of groups entrance for the entire period of opening of the Colosseum reservations and to ensure more time available for the groups getting closer to the date of the visit, starting from January 2017, the reservations will be open with the following procedures:

  • six months period 60% of the available times (next opening will be at the end of June 2017 for the period from July to December 2017)
  • monthly 35 % of the available times put on sale the first Monday of the month for the following month together with the annulled or cancelled shifts:

Monday, January 2 for February 2017

Monday, February 6 for March 2017

Monday, March 6 to April 2017

Monday, April 3 for May 2017

Tuesday May 2 ( instead of Monday, May 1)  for June 2017

  • weekly 5% of the available times put on sale every Monday for the following week together with the annulled or cancelled shifts.

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 ONLY on website underground Tours for individuals and underground group entrances every third Monday of the month for the following month. 


  • Current exhibition at Coliseum and Roman Forum/Palatine circuit:   

Coliseum. An icon at Coliseum (until 7 January 2018)



  • First Sunday of the month at Coliseum

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





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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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