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05/02 - 25/05/2014


History and Fortune
Palazzo dei Conservatori
Type: Archaeology

The exhibition begins with a careful and close look at the bronze statue on display in the Hall of the Triumphs, added to the Capitoline collection in 1471 as part of Sixtus IV's donation of the Lateran bronzes.

The small bronze statue, depicting a boy in the act of pulling a thorn out of his foot, was added to the Capitoline collection in 1471 as part of Sixtus IV's donation of the Lateran bronzes to the People of Rome, represents one of the greatest masterpieces of ancient sculpture. The exhibition at the Capitoline Museums aims to present a broad view of the "Boy with Thorn" theme and its success, bringing together ancient and modern replicas and reinterpretations exposed in the most important Italian and foreign museums. On display bronzes, drawings and paintings inspired by the Spinario, showing the success it has achieved over the years.


De Luca Editori d’Arte


Musei Capitolini, Palazzo dei Conservatori
Opening hours

5 February - 25 May, 2014
Tuesday-Sunday: 9.00 - 20.00;
Last admission 1 hour before closing time;
Closed: Monday.

Entrance ticket

"Museum + Exhibition (Spinario. Storia e fortuna, 5 February - May 25, 2014)" Combined Ticket:
- Adults: € 13,00;
- Concessions: € 11,00;
- Ridottissimo special price: € 2,00*;
Roman Citizens only (by showing a vaild ID):
- Adults: € 11,00;
- Concessions: € 9,00;
- Ridottissimo special price: € 2,00*;

* Please note: According to the Municipal by-law, due to the exceptionality of the exhibition, people usually entitled to free admission must purchase a € 2,00 concessionary ticket.

Free admission is granted to children under 6 years, groups of elementary and (lower) middle schools, EU disabled people and their carers and RomaPass holders (if used to access the first 2 sites).

"Capitoline Museums + Centrale Montemartini + Exhibition (Spinario. Storia e fortuna, 5 February - May 25, 2014)" Combined Ticket (valid 7 days):
  - Adults: € 15,00;
  - Concessions: € 13,00;
  Roman Citizens only (by showing a vaild ID):
  - Adults: € 14,00;
 - Concessions: € 12,00;



Infoline: tel. +39 060608 (daily, from 9.00 to 21.00).

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Just show your printed receipt at turnstiles of the Capitoline Museums and the Ara Pacis Museum; no need to go to the ticket office.
In all other museums show your printed receipt at the ticket office (without standing in line) and get your tickets.

Further information

The exhibition is promoted by Roma Capitale, Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali e Centro Storico, Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali


Zètema Progetto Cultura

Civic Museums Sponsors: Acea; Banche Tesoriere di Roma Capitale: BNL– Gruppo BNP Paribas, Unicredit, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena,Vodafone

Security Services: Travis

With the technical assistance of

Atac; La Repubblica

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