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Typology: Archaeological Museums


Disabled access: Via di San Gregorio, 30
Zone: Rione Campitelli (Foro Romano- Campidoglio-P.Venezia) (Roma centro)
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Telephone: Info e prenotazioni 0039 06 39967700 (lun-ven 9.00-17.00; sab 9.00-14.00)
Online purchase: http://www.coopculture.it/

Opening times

08.30 - 16.30 from the last Sunday of October to February 15th
08.30 - 17.00 from February 16th to March 15th
08.30 - 17.30 from March 16th to last Saturday of March
08.30 - 19.15 from the last Sunday of March to August 31st 
08.30 - 19.00 from September 1st to September 30th 
08.30 - 18.30 from October 1st to last Saturday of October
The ticket office closes 1 hour before closing time

2 June: 13.30-19.15
Closed January 1, December 25, May 1

Please note: for security reasons it is strictly forbidden to enter with backpacks, handbags and luggage.
Due to new security measures it is necessary to arrive at least 30 minutes before the reservation at the ticket desk.

The ticket is valid for two days and allows entrance to the Colosseum and the exhibitions inside the Colosseum, the Roman Forum/Palatine.

PLEASE NOTE: the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill are located in the same archaeological area and count as one admission, therefore if you use the ticket to get in once, it cannot be used again for the same site/area.

For information and ticket purchase call 0039  06 39967700


Full: €12.00
Reduced: €7.50

S.U.P.E.R. - Seven Unique Places to Experience in Rome
The ticket allows only one entrance to the Colosseum and two entrances to the Roman Forum-Palatine (one a day). It allows the entry in 7 special places according to the availabilities

Roma Pass is only valid for Colosseum/Roman Forum. Museo Palatino is not included.


The first antiquarium on the Palatine was set up in the second half of the nineteenth century in a building next to the Domus Tiberiana. It kept material coming from excavations commissioned by Napoleon the Third. When the building was demolished in 1882, the material was moved to the complex of the Thermae of Diocletian. During the thirties Alfonso Bartoli, who had conducted successful excavations in the Domus Augustana, set up the current Antiquarium on the Palatine, readapting the preexisting convent of the Nuns of the Visitation. The materials from the Thermae of Diocletian and from the recent excavations on the Palatine were moved to this new location. At the outbreak of the Second World War a large amount of the findings was moved to the storehouses of the Superintendency of Finances in Piazza delle Finanze for reasons of safety. At the end of the war it was decided to leave the materials with a high artistic value in the National Roman Museum and to move the ones more tightly bound to the place and to its monuments to the Antiquarium on the Palatine. Currently the Antiquarium exhibits materials of the Protohistoric Age, coming from the hut village in Germalo, reproduced through a plastic model; stones labs found near the temples of Magna Mater, Victory, and Apollo; sculptural material (statues, capitals, and fragments of architectonic decorations) coming from the Imperial Palaces; part of the pictorial decoration of Nero’s Domus Transitoria. A blasphemous graffito coming from the Pedagogio representing a crucifix with a donkey’s head is famous. Lastly the frescoes of the Aula Isiaca are exhibited in an adjacent room of the Domus Augustana that keeps also part of the sixteenth century decorations of the Loggetta Mattei.

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Information and booking
individuals: +39.06.39967700 Mondays-Fridays 9am-5pm Saturdays 9am-2pm
groups: +39.06.39967450 Mondays-Fridays 9am-5pm Saturdays 9am-2pm
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