January 2020 Newsletter now online!

4 January 2020

The new year has plenty in store at the Parco archeologico del Colosseo. The first event on the calendar is set for Tuesday, 7 January, for the inauguration of the new school year for the “Sapienza” University of Rome’s Scuola di Specializzazione in Beni Architettonici e Paesaggistici: PArCo director Alfonsina Russo’s prolusion will be followed by the ideas competition awards ceremony, for which students of the Scuola were asked to design a new stage for events and summer concerts in the Basilica of Maxentius.

Following the resounding success of last month’s conference with Alessandro Michele, two events are scheduled this month for “Discussions about Fashion — EPHIMERA”: the first on Saturday, 11 January and the second on the 25th.

The conference series dedicated to the exhibition “Carthago. The immortal myth” is also picking up again with two important dates: on Saturday 18 January (an exception to the usual Carthago Tuesdays), Limes magazine director Lucio Caracciolo will delve into the topic of the Mediterranean, historically a space of interaction and confrontation between different societies, cultures and religions and now a magnet to peoples in flight; 28 January will be dedicated to a conference of studies on the Tophet, offering an occasion to analyze the real meaning and function of the Phoenician-Punic shrines built to house the tombs of children and animals.

We’d like to remind you that the Parco archeologico del Colosseo will be closed on 1 January, but that 5 January is a “Sundays at the museum” day with free entry for all.

Last but not least, for the latest information regarding the new PArCo ticketing system starting on 1 January 2020, click on this link.

 

01/01

The Parco archeologico del Colosseo will be closed for New Year’s Day

 

07/01

10:00

Curia Iulia in the Roman Forum

SCUOLA DI SPECIALIZZAZIONE IN BENI ARCHITETTONICI E DEL PAESAGGIO NEW SCHOOL YEAR INAUGURATION

Awards ceremony for the ideas competition

DESIGNING A STAGE FOR THE BASILICA OF MAXENTIUS

 

11/01

11:30

Curia Iulia in the Roman Forum

EPHIMERA. Discussions about fashion

FASHION: TOOL OF AWARENESS, ART OF THE POSSIBLE

Conference with Maria Grazia Chiuri and Valeria Palermi

 

18/01

11:30

Curia Iulia in the Roman Forum

As part of the exhibition

CARTHAGO. THE IMMORTAL MYTH”

FROM ROME’S MEDITERRANEAN TO WHOSE MEDITERRANEAN?

Conference with Lucio Caracciolo, Limes magazine director

 

25/01

11:30

Curia Iulia in the Roman Forum

EPHIMERA. Discussions about fashion

PHENOMENOLOGY OF THE DANDY

Conference with Luigi Ontani, Mariuccia Casadio and Giuseppe Scaraffa

 

28/01

9:00 – 13:00

Curia Iulia in the Roman Forum

For “CARTHAGO Tuesdays”

THE TOPHET

Program TBA

 

 

Exhibitions in progress

CARTHAGO. THE IMMORTAL MYTH

Exhibition on display on the 2nd tier of the Colosseum and in the spaces of the Temple of Romulus and the Imperial Ramp in the Roman Forum until 29 march 2020.

 

Special events in progress

FREE ENTRY TO THE PArCo ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

5 January The exhibition “CARTHAGO. The immortal myth” and all SUPER sites will be closed to the public.

THE MOON OVER THE COLOSSEUM — THE GLADIATOR’S DREAM

Multimedia nighttime visits to the Colosseum after sunset, until 6 January 2020.

For info and tickets www.parcocolosseo.it www.coopculture.it

NEWS

Updated PArCo ticketing policies effective 1 January 2020.

For info www.parcocolosseo.it/visit/times-and-tikets

 

For all events held in the Curia Iulia in the Roman Forum, entry will be free subject to availability (maximum capacity 100 seats, standing room for 30)