After more than two months of closure for the coronavirus pandemic, the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill will reopen to visitors and tourists on Monday 1 June.
To ensure the safety of staff and visitors, there will be changes in the opening hours, access methods and ticket management.
Access to the Colosseum will be allowed after temperature measurement with a thermoscanner while, to avoid crowding on public transport during peak hours, the opening hours are moved to 10.30, with closing at 19.30 and last access at 18, 30.
To the standard ticket from 16 € valid 24h will be added an afternoon ticket from 9,50 €, intended especially for the Romans who will be able to visit the Colosseum from 14h until closing.
The ticket for the Colosseum requires reservations at a predetermined time and access will be exclusively from the so-called ‘Sperone Valadier’ and can be used by individuals or groups of up to 14 people, adequately spaced, who will enter every 15 minutes and will always be accompanied throughout the path.
The proposed routes are two:
1. The Colosseum tells its story , which includes the first-order entrance to the underground, the ascent to the second order, the visit of the permanent exhibition, the view from the Valadier terrace on the Colosseum square (time estimated 45 minutes).
2. Colosseum-Arena , winds along the 1st order, always in the sign of full accessibility, up to the Libitinaria gate and from here with an emotional access on the arena floor (estimated time 40 minutes, route reduced, purchasable with the afternoon ticket)
Even at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill there will be a single entrance, along via dei Fori Imperiali, in Largo Corrado Ricci, from where the public, without the need to book for a specific time, can follow 4 different routes:
1. The Piazza del Foro , with exit from via del Foro Romano (estimated time 30 minutes)
2. A walk on the Via Sacra , with exit from the Arch of Titus (1 hour and 30 minutes)
3. From the Forum to the imperial palaces , with exit from via di S. Gregorio (about 2 hours)
4. At the origins of Rome , route along the southern slopes of the Palatine, with exit from via di S. Gregorio (2 hours and 30 minutes).