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"

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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 prices
  • 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 days (first use), can be used until 31.12.2018 and allows entry to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
    (Prices refer if purchased on site)

    For ticket booking online CLICK HERE

    For more information: +39.06.39967700

    the open entrance tickets, issued starting from june 1st, 2018 can be used exclusively after 2 pm to access the colosseum

    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, the cost is € 15.00; 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

    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

    Guided tour to Belvedere of the Colosseum The visit takes 75 minutes and the route includes:

  • Third-order terrace (uncovered part) overlooking the arena and the Via dei Fori Imperiali from the arch with the balustrade
  • Terrace of the "super-attic" with a 360 degree view of the Colosseum
  • Covered Ambulacrum and foreground
    The service is not available on the first free Sundays of the month.
    Ticket booking

    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

    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

    Didactic tours Individuals:
    Price: € 5.00
    Duration: about 45 min
    Language: italian, english, spanish, french
    Timetable: Italian, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays at 11.00 AM (from 1 Dicember 2017)
    English, all days at 10.15AM - 10.45AM - 11.15AM - 12.30PM - 1.45PM - 3.00PM - 4.15PM - 5.15PM
    Spanish, all days at 10.30AM - 11.30AM - 12.45PM - 2.45PM - 4.00PM - 5.00PM
    Reservation: suggested +39.06.39967700

    Price: € 130.00 (whisper included)
    Duration: 45 min
    Lingua: italian, english, french, spanish, german
    Timetables: on request
    Reservation: +39.06.39967450

    Reservation: call center 848.082.408 or from mobile or abroad +39.06.39967200
    Because of the new safety measure; people with reservations are kindly requested to show up at the ticket office at least 30 minutes before the time previously agreed

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