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The Colosseum
"As long as the Colosseum, there will Rome when the Colosseum falls, Rome will also fall, but when Rome falls, the world will fall"

Tourist info for the Colosseum
Entrance info The Colosseum is open all days with the following hours:
  • 08.30 to 16.30: from last Sunday in October to 15 February
  • 08.30 to 17.00: from 16 February to 15 March
  • 08.30 to 17.30: from 16 to last Saturday of March.
  • 08.30 to 19.15: from the last Sunday in March until 31 August
  • 08.30 to 19.00: from 1 to 30 September
  • 08.30 to 18.30: from the first to the last Saturday in October

    Last entrance 1 hour before the closure


    The Colosseum is closed on 1st January and 25 December


    Ticket information Bought on site, the ticket prices are:
  • 12,00 € : full price
  • 7.50 € : reduced, for European Union members between 18 and 25 years
  • Free for all citizens under 18 years old


    The ticket is valid for 2 consecutive days for an entrance to the Colosseum and an entrance to the Roman Forum / Palatine, and can be used until 31.12.2018.


    The "open" tickets, if issued from 1 June 2018, can only be used from 2:00 pm, while for admission tickets the entrance to the Colosseum must be done in the chosen time (the tickets purchased can not be moved to another date or reimbursed)


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    Useful informations The ticket for the Colosseum is valid for 2 consecutive days from the first use, it also allows entry to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill and can be used by 12/31/18.


    The entrances to the Coliseum, located along Via dei Fori Imperiali are equipped with ramps. The ground floor is accessible Amphitheatre while the first floor is accessible by lift.


    two wheelchairs are available, one for the ground floor and the first floor.
    For safety reasons, all visitors are subjected to controls.
    The Colosseum and 'forbidden to introduce camping backpacks, large bags and suitcases / trolleys, while will be introduced to backpacks of medium and small size, which must be submitted, like any other stock, to check with metal detectors.
    For security reasons, the Colosseum can accommodate up to 3,000 people at the same time and, when accessing the site, all visitors and their luggage will be subject to controls. For this reason, in accessing the site, there may also be a slowdown for reserved visitors


    For all information contact the official ticket office at this number: +39.06.39967700




    Admission for groups and schools Groups: From 1 July 2017 it will be compulsory for groups to pre-pay 14 full tickets at the time of booking.
    In the ticket office, then, in case there were additional participants to the 14 already prepaid, you will have to buy both the tickets and the booking rights from the 15th person onwards (up to a maximum of 50 people).
    For better use of the monument, groups will not be able to receive individual tickets. You will also need to go to the ticket office 30 minutes before the time booked to complete the ticket booking
    15 minutes delay beyond the booked time is allowed. In case of a longer delay the group will not be able to access the monument, the reservation will not be refunded and you can proceed to a new purchase according to availability

    Schools: Schools are also required to book the access round and the group can not exceed 50 units.
    For EU schools, the entrance fee is free of charge upon presentation, on the school's letterhead, of the list of pupils and accompanying teachers (free of charge for one escort for every 10 pupils)

    During the first Sunday of the month, group booking service can not be purchased online but only on site (at colosseum booked crates) on the day of the event
    Info & Bookings for School Groups


    The exhibition: Roma Universalis This exhibition on the emperors of the African Severus dynasty, who reigned over the Roman Empire between the end of the second and the first decades of the third century, aimed at making the last period of the Empire known to Rome as great as possible.
    The exhibition is divided into a journey in stages between the monuments that this dynasty built or restored, from the Colosseum to the Fori Imperiali.
    The main narrative nucleus starts from the Colosseum's second order gallery, where an economic and social picture of the period is drawn, profoundly shaped by the great reforms that the Severi implemented.
    The narration then focuses on the intense relationship between the Severi and Rome, with the extraordinary document Forma Urbis while the last section focuses on the artistic production of the time and the route is divided into the area of ??the Roman Forum and Palatine, between monuments and places connected to the Severi. Here, at the Temple of Romulus, for the first time an exceptional statuary cycle discovered at the Baths of Elagabalo will be exposed to the public, for the first time visible to the public.



    Private tour in the Colosseum A stay in Rome is unthinkable without a visit to its most iconic building, the Colosseum, and the adjoining Palantine Hill and Roman Forum, a circuit that attracts thousands of visitors every year.
    Make the most of your visit to the cultural, political and commercial centre of ancient Rome with a knowledgeable guide and a private tour.
    The 3-hour walkabout doesn’t rush you through this gripping piece of history and will take you past the queues at the entrance, right into the Colosseum’s past of gladiator fights, executions and animal hunts. Enjoy lively explanations of what happened behind the scenes and discover how the underground theatrical system worked.
    Continue your tour to Palatino Hill, the most ancient part of the city. Follow your guide through the centre of the old Rome, around the ruins of once majestic palaces, where wealthy patricians and emperors lived. Standing on Palatino Hill, enjoy the panoramic views over Circus Maximus, Rome's 600 metres long stadium and venue for spectacular chariot races.
    The private tour ends with the Forum Romanum, the centre of daily and political life in Rome, where processions, elections and public speeches were held, criminals trialled, and commerce conducted. Let your tour guide explain what life was like in Rome's heyday and bring the past alive for you.
    Info & bookings



    The Colosseum free Free admission to the Colosseum (through production of a document certifying the following conditions):
  • citizens under 18 years of EU and non-EU
  • EU citizens with disabilities and to their family (or other companion who is his membership in social and health care services)
  • tourist guides of the EU in the exercise of their activities professional
  • the interpreters of the EU when their assistance is required alongside the guide
  • faculty of art history of Upper Secondary Schools, by showing a valid photo ID
  • the Italian and foreign scholars of materials relevant to the study of cultural heritage through certificate issued by the International Union of Institutes of archeology, history and art history of Rome
    The Colosseum is free for all on the first Sunday of every month


    Audio guides and video guides The audioguide € 5.50 and has a duration of 1 hour and 10 minutes.
    Available languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Latin, Portuguese.

    The videoguide instead costs € 6.00, takes 45 minutes and is available in the following languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese


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