The Parco archeologico del Colosseo was established by DM no. 15 of January 12, 2017 , with the purpose of creating an institution endowed with special autonomy to ensure the protection and valorisation of the central archaeological area of Rome and to implement the agreement underwritten between the MiBACT and the City of Rome on April 21, 2015 .
The territory within the remit of the Park contains both areas and monuments of direct state competence (Colosseum, Domus Aurea, Arch of Constantine and Meta Sudans, the Roman Forum and the Palatine), both in Rome (Circus Maximus, Imperial Forums), as well as the rich ecclesiastical patrimony consisting of the churches that stand on Via dei Fori Imperiali and on the Palatine and its slopes (such as the basilica of Santi Cosma and Damiano, San Bonaventura and Sant’Anastasia al Palatino), owned by various organisations (Fondo Edifici di Culto of the Ministry of the Interior, Vicariate of Rome and others).
The mission of the Parco archeologico del Colosseo is a constant work of education to memory, expressed in its relationship with an extremely varied public and a commitment to establishing a continuous relationship with the new generations, so relating the origins of our history to the future through the connection with Rome’s whole cultural system.
To achieve these objectives the Park is committed to the protection, conservation, research and valorisation of its archaeological, monumental and landscape heritage.
The effort to convey a knowledge of places to the public also takes place through the use of new digital technologies capable of communicating the complex character of the Park with a more comprehensible and immediate approach.
Its autonomous management gives the Park a more direct approach to its current and potential partners, with a view to increasingly being a driving force for the economy of the city and the country.