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 times and visit routes From 1 June the Colosseum will open to the public with new timetables and new visits:
Timetables : Every day 10.30 - 19.15, with last entry at 18.15

Visiting routes (entrance from "Sperone Valadier"):

  • The Colosseum tells its story : it foresees the first level of the underground, the ascent to the second order, the visit of the permanent exhibition and the view from the Valadier terrace on the Colosseum square (time estimated 45 minutes).
  • Colosseum-Arena : it winds along the 1st order, always in the sign of full accessibility, to the Libitinaria gate and from here with an emotional access on the arena floor (estimated time 40 minutes, reduced route, which can be purchased with the afternoon ticket)

    Ticket information There are two types of ticket:
  • Ordinary ticket: from € 16.00 and valid for 24 hours
  • Afternoon Reduced Ticket: from € 9.50 and valid from 2.00 pm until the closing of the Colosseum
  • Reduced ticket: from € 2.00 for citizens of the European Union between 18 and 25 years of age (completed, upon presentation of identity document)
  • free: for all citizens under the age of 18

    Tickets allow you to visit the Colosseum and the Roman Forum-Palatine

    Priority access ticket booking

    Afternoon ticket booking

    The Colosseum free The following are entitled to free entry to the Colosseum:

  • All citizens under the age of 18
  • Italian professors on permanent or fixed-term contracts (upon presentation of suitable certification issued by educational institutions)
  • Disabled people and their family member or accompanying person belonging to the social and health care services
  • EU tourist guides in the exercise of their professional activity
  • Art History teachers of high school institutions
  • EU tourist interpreters in the exercise of their professional activity
  • Groups of public and private schools in the EU, accompanied by their teachers by reservation
  • teachers and students of the faculties of Architecture, Conservation of cultural heritage, Education sciences and degree courses in Literature or Literary subjects with archaeological or historical-artistic address of universities and academies of all EU member countries. The ticket is issued to students by showing the enrollment certificate for the current academic year
    On some days of the year, the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill are free for everyone, without presale.

    Admission for groups Also for groups the entrance to the Colosseum is exclusively from the "Sperone Valadier" and, during this first phase, groups of up to 14 people are allowed who, properly spaced, will be able to access the Colosseum every 15 minutes and will be accompanied along the entire route.
    Visitors, wearing a mask, must show up at the entrance 15 minutes before the booked time.
    The number of 14 people also includes any guides or escorts

    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

    Useful informations In the Colosseum it is not possible to introduce camping backpacks, bulky bags and suitcases / trolleys, while medium and small backpacks can be introduced, which, like any other bag, must be checked with the metal detector.
    Three wheelchairs are available on the first floor of the Colosseum, at the surveillance office, while five can be found at the main entrances of the Roman Forum.
    For security reasons, the Colosseum can accommodate up to 3000 people at the same time and, when accessing the site, all visitors and their baggage will be subjected to checks.
    For this reason, in accessing the site, there could be delays for booked visitors too

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

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