Program

The fundamental tools for understanding art and cultural heritage in Italy from ancient Rome to contemporary art

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Visit to Colosseum and Roman Forum

Colosseum is the most impressive building of the Roman Empire. Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater, it was the largest building of the era. Neighboring the colosseum is the Roman Forum. The current image of the Forum Romanum is a result of the changes made by Julius Caesar. Caesar didn't see all his plans realized before his death, but most was finished by his successor Augustus, including the Temple of Divus Julius, dedicated to Caesar deified.

Colosseum, a visit through history,  shows and games, and structure which can be visited on two  levels  which give an ample overview of the interior spaces but also offer a view of the city through the external fornixes. The visit envisages a itinerary through the five sectors of the cavea, that could host up to 70.000 spectators, and the cellars . The Colosseum also hosts temporary exhibitions on topics such as the antique and its relationship with the contemporary.

The Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, a path through the development of the Forum during the Republican Era and through its most significant monuments such the arch of Titus, the Basilica of Massenzio and Constantine on the via Sacra, the Regia, the temple of Antonino and Faustina etc. Furthermore the Basilica Giulia, the arch of Septimus Severus, the Tabularium, the Porticus deorum consentium, the necropolis of the forum  and on to the Palatine Hill.