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 25th December

    Due to coronavirus, the Colosseum is closed until April 3rd

    Ticket information At the box office the tickets' price are:
  • € 16.00: the integrated ticket Colosseum+Forum+Palatine, valid for 1 day for 1 scheduled access to the Colosseum and 1 open access to the Forum, Palatine Hill and Imperial Forums
  • € 22.00: the integrated ticket Colosseum+Arena (or Undergrounds)+Forum-Palatine, valid 2 consecutive days for 1 scheduled access to the Colosseum + Arena (or Undergrounds), upon submission of a list of names, and 1 open access to the Forum - Palatine Hill, including special SUPER sites, and the Imperial Forums
  • € 2.00, the reduced ticket for European Union members between 18 and 25 years
  • Free for all citizens under 18 years old

    The tickets purchased can not be moved to another date or reimbursed

    Tickets Skip the Line

    Rome City Pass The Rome City Pass from Turbopass is your low-cost all-in-one ticket. Get free entry to Rome top attractions and skip the lines at some of the most popular and busiest sights in Rome.
    The Rome City Pass includes:

  • Free & skip the line entry to Vatican with Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, Vatican Courtyards
  • Free & skip the line entry to Colosseum, Forum Romanum, Palatin, Caracalla Baths and over 20 more top attractions
  • Free 1-day Hop-On-Hop-Off bus ticket
  • Free travel on public transport in Rome (optional)
  • Free airport transfer (optional) You can get your Rome City Pass for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 days. Completely digital City Pass (except for your optional public transport ticket) Get it

    Admission for groups and schools Groups: Reservationi is mandatory for groups of a minimum of 14 to a maximum of 50 participants, including the guide.
    If there are free tickets in the group, they must be requested from the call center or directly at the cash desk on the day of the visit, where the booking fee will be paid.
    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
    Call center for groups: +39.06.39967450 (Mon-Fri 9 am-1pm and 2 pm-5pm, Sat 9 am-2pm)

    Schools: Also for school groups the maximum limit is 50 participants and the reservation is mandatory, with ticket collection at one of the Colosseum's booked ticket offices, Arco di Tito, Foro Romano.
    For schools coming from the EU the reservation is free and the entrance ticket is free upon presentation, on the school's headed paper, of the list of names of the students and accompanying teachers, divided by class and signed by the head teacher.
    For non-European schools, the reservation is on payment and they must present a declaration of access from their home institution to verify their identification as a school group. Only those under the age of 18 with a valid ID will be able for the free access.
    In the event that school tickets are erroneously booked instead of group tickets or if the required conditions / documentation are no longer available, it will not be possible to access the monument and it will be necessary to purchase the correct entrance tickets, subject to availability.
    Call center fro schools: +39.06.39967200 (Mon-Fri 9 am-1pm and 2 pm-5pm, Sat 9 am-2pm)
    Booking online

    Rome Cards Pass In order to visit the Colosseum and the other monuments of Rome in the simplest way, there are three cards that allow you to avoid queues and the free use of means of transport:

    The Rome Tourist Card includes:

  • free ticket for the Colosseum + Audioguide
  • ticket Skip the line to St. Peter's Basilica with audio guide included
  • return transfer to and from Ciampino or Fiumicino airport
  • free ticket for 1 day on Hop On Hop Off bus
  • 20% discount on other museums such as the Galleria Borghese and the Museo Nazionale Romano The admission ticket to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel is also optional

    The Roma Pass instead is the tourist-cultural card of the Capital that offers tourists:

  • free admission to 1 or 2 museums of your choice (depending on whether you choose the 48h or 72h card)
  • reduced admission to other museums
  • free access to transportation for 48h or 72h
  • discounts for exhibitions, events and partner services
    Moreover, at the Colosseum, Castel Sant'Angelo and Capitoline Museums, Roma Pass holders have direct access to the security check point, without going to the ticket office.
    NB : in the event that the holder of Roma Pass 72 Hours or Roma Pass 48 Hours is accompanied by a person entitled to gratuity and therefore not in possession of the card, or wants to take advantage of reduced admission after Once the security check has been completed by the access reserved for GROUPS, the Roma Pass holder will be able to pick up the free ticket or buy the reduced ticket at the dedicated "group / booked" counter.
    From 1 March, it is mandatory to book the time entry, which can be done on this page

    Buy 72h Card Buy 48h Card

    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
  • persons 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

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