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 for an entrance to the Colosseum and an entrance to the Roman Forum / Palatine, and can be used until 31.12.2019.

    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: 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

    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

    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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