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
  • 10.30 am - 7.15 pm : from 1st June to 31st August 2020
  • 10.30 am - 7.00 pm: from 1st to 30th September
  • 9.30 am - 6.30 pm: from 1st to 24th October
  • 8.30 - 4.30pm: from 25 October to 31 December 2020
    Last admission one hour before closing


    Closed: December 25th and January 1st


    Ticket information There are these new types of ticket:

  • Ordinary ticket: € 16.00 and valid for 24 hours
    Includes one entrance to the Colosseum (without the arena floor) and one entrance to the Roman Forum - Palatine Hill.
    Entrance to the Colosseum from "Sperone Valadier"
  • Full Experience: € 22.00 and valid for 2 days from the first use.
    Includes one entrance to the Colosseum with visit to the arena or the undergrounds, in groups of max 20 people + one entrance to the Roman Forum - Palatine Hill including the special S.U.P.E.R sites
    Entrance to the Colosseum from the "Varco Stern" for access to the arena, from the "Sperone Valadier" for access to the undergrounds
  • Reduced ticket: € 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


    Ticket Skip The Line + Access to Arena


    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 20 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 20 people also includes any guides or escorts


    Rome Pass The Roma Pass 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


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    Private tour in the Colosseum The best way to visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill is with a private tour with an expert guide at your complete disposal.
    With a 3-hour walk you will find yourself reliving the past of the Colosseum, made up of fights between gladiators, executions and animal hunting, and exploring the ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill where, with the help of multimedia tools, you will also see what was daily life like in ancient Rome.


    Small group limited to 10 participants


    Info & booking


    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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