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  • SANTA MARIA ANTIQUA TRA ROMA E BISANZIO
    SANTA MARIA ANTIQUA BETWEEN ROME AND BISANZIO
    Roma - Exhibitions, from 08/12/16 to 19/03/17
  • Colosseum
    SANTA MARIA ANTIQUA BETWEEN ROME AND BISANZIO
    from 08/12/16 to 19/03/17
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
    SANTA MARIA ANTIQUA BETWEEN ROME AND BISANZIO
    from 08/12/16 to 19/03/17

SANTA MARIA ANTIQUA BETWEEN ROME AND BISANZIO

Roma
Exhibitions

 

On December 8th, and until March 19th, 2017 the exhibition "Santa Maria Antiqua in Rome and Byzantium" is going to be open again. The works that had enriched the path inside the church, the late antique jewel set in the Roman Forum in an almost hidden location, were returned to the lenders. Visitors will still find all the multimedia insights that contributed largely to the success of the exhibition in previous months.

The multimedia systems (projections, video, lighting effects) are designed with a clear educational purpose, in order to help the understanding of a fascinating monument very complicated. Their effect was also to make the visit more immersive without being too intrusive in a context in which architecture and the late-ancient painting come to their summits .

It is possible to visit the exhibition inside the church Santa Maria Antiqua, the cathedral in the Roman Forum discovery in 1900 on the slopes of the Palatine and reopened to the public after 30 years.

The church has on its walls a heritage of paintings never seen in the Christian world of the first millennium, dating from the sixth to the ninth century.

It remains an exceptional example in the development of not only Roman painting, but of all the contemporary greek byzantine world: an artistic heritage of pictures destroyed by the iconoclastic fury in the Eastern world, but maintained and retained by the Western world.

 

  • Between Rome and Byzantium

 

The exhibition is "show" of the monument itself, an exceptional testimony to the development of the painting of Roman and greek high medieval Byzantine world: iconoclasm, in fact, wiped out in much of the East of sacred images.

The building, with its paintings, has played a central role in the Christianization of the post-classical Roman Forum and the relationship of Rome with Byzantium and its culture.

Decorative phases are witnessed by the "palimpsest”, it is located in the vicinity of the apse and in it six layers of paint can be identified: from the IV-V to the VIII century after Christ.

There are a painted plaster of the pay period and an image of th Vergin Mary enthroned with the Child adored by an angel that dates back to the foundation of the church.

The cycle dedicated to the martyrdom of Saints Quirico and Juliette is particularly well preserved, it decorates Theodotus chapel, dating from the pontificate of Pope Zacharias (741-752).

 

  • The technologies

The complex pictorial stratification is made more readable through the digital technology: the video-mapping, used for the first time in the Roman Forum, returns the missing parts of the decorations of the two chapels on the sides of the presbytery.

The innovative light mapping, isolates the different layers of the "palimpsest”, while the multimedia equipment narrate the history of the building.

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Services Colosseum

bookshop
locker room

It is forbidden to access the monument with bottles and glasses containers, alcholic beverages and aerosols.

Opening reservation for Colosseum and the Central Archaeological Area of Rome from July to December 2017

From Thursday June 22, 2017 it will be possible to book  for groups and individuals from July to December 2017 for: 

  • Colosseo , Foro and Palatino 
  • Museo Nazionale Romano
  • Terme di Caracalla, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Villa dei Quintili
  • Siti ad apertura periodica

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:

60% of the available times put on sale:

  • Thursday, June 22, 2017 for July 2017
  •  Monday, July 3, 2017  for August 2017
  • Monday, July 31 for the period September - December 2017 

monthly 35 % of the available times put on sale:  

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 for July 2017
  • Monday, July 10, 2017 for August 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 possible  to book the last group entrance 20 minutes before the closing time of the ticket office.

 

  • 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. 


Advantages:
- 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.

 

Difficult access for movement disabilities.

Elevator for people with disabilities at Palitine Museum.

 

NEWS

Current exhibition at Colosseo, Foro Romano and Palatino: 

Coliseum. an Icon at Coliseum (until 7 january 2018)

 

  • Ticket office of the Arch of Titus

The access gate Arco di Tito will be used  for access to the site, not an exit.

 

  • Safety alert

Due to new security measures it is necessary to arrive at least 30 minutes before the reservation at the ticket desk.

It is confirmed the prohibition of bringing backpacks , camping , bulky bags and luggage / trolley, can be introduced medium and small size backpacks to shoulder, which must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection.

Services Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

bookshop
accessible site

Difficult access for movement disabilities.

Elevator for people with disabilities at Palitine Museum.

 

NEWS

Current exhibition at Colosseo, Foro Romano and Palatino: 

Coliseum. an Icon at Coliseum (until 7 january 2018)

 

  • Ticket office of the Arch of Titus

The access gate Arco di Tito will be used  for access to the site, not an exit.

 

  • Safety alert

Due to new security measures it is necessary to arrive at least 30 minutes before the reservation at the ticket desk.

It is confirmed the prohibition of bringing backpacks , camping , bulky bags and luggage / trolley, can be introduced medium and small size backpacks to shoulder, which must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection.

Info and booking

HOW TO VISIT IT

  • To visit the site you must purchase the ticket Colosseum, Forum and Palatine
  • The Basilica of Santa Maria Antiqua and the exhibition “Santa Maria Antiqua. Tra Roma e Bisanzio” can be visited according to the  Foro Romano/Palatino archaeological area opening hours.
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SANTA MARIA ANTIQUA BETWEEN ROME AND BISANZIO


Roma

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Groups
  • Max 25 pax

    S. Maria Antiqua € 130

    S.Maria Antiqua + Exhibition  € 200

     

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