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, 1st May and 25 December


    Ticket information Bought on site, the ticket prices are:
  • 12,00 € : full price
  • 2.00 € : 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 from the first use for 1 entrance to the Colosseum during the scheduled time and 1 entrance to the Roman Forum/Palatine during the period of validity of the ticket.


    From November 1, 2019 the box office prices will increase on this way:

  • € 16.00: full price per ticket valid for 1 day for 1 access to the Colosseum and 1 access to the Forum - Palatine Hill
  • € 18.00: full price per ticket valid 2 consecutive days for 1 access to the Colosseum + Arena and 1 access to the Forum - Palatine Hill
  • The reduced ticket of € 2.00 will not be changed.


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


    Tickets Skip the Line



    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 12/31/19.


    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: 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)
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    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
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    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



    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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