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 timesThe Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine are open every day at these times:


  • 8.30am - 7.15pm: until to 30 September
  • 8.30am - 6.30pm: from 1 to 26 October
    Last entry one hour before


    The archaeological area of the Roman Forum and Palatine opens at 9:00


    It's possible to access in the Colosseum only at the time chosen during the booking phase and it's suggested to show up at the entrance 15 minutes before the chosen time. The entrance to the Colosseum is located at the "Sperone Valadier", near the Arch of Constantine.



    Ticket informationThere are these types of ticket:

  • Ordinary ticket 24h: valid for 24 hours from the first entrance which can take place either at the Colosseum or at the archaeological area of the Roman Forum - Palatine Hill.
    It includes an entrance to the Colosseum, at the time chosen during the purchase phase, with access to the first and second order (without the arena floor) and an entrance to the Roman Forum - Palatine Hill, without time limits.
  • Only Arena 24h: allows access only to the Colosseum arena floor with entry and exit from the Sperone Stern side. The ticket is valid for 24 hours from the first stamping and also allows access to the Roman Forum and Palatine, before or after the visit to the Colosseum arena
  • Full Experience: valid 2 days from first use and, compared to the standard ticket, also allows access to the Colosseum Arena or Colosseum Underground and four sites of the Roman-Palatine Forum: the Oratorio dei Quaranta Martyrs, the Palatine Museum (I level), the exterior of the House of Augustus and Schola Praeconum (open until 5.30 pm)
  • Reduced ticket: for citizens of the European Union between 18 and 25 years of age completed (until the day after the 25th birthday), upon presentation of identity document.
  • free: for all citizens under the age of 18


    Tickets are nominative and will contain the visitor's personal data.
    We recommend to show up at the entrance keeping an identification document in sight in order to avoid queues.


    Visitors entitled to a free ticket can collect it directly from the ticket offices on site


    For those who purchase a reduced or free ticket, it need to showan identity document certifying the reduction or free admission


    For all more info, please, check the FAQ or contact us to info@il-colosseo.it




    Tourist Cards Roma Pass Card
    The Roma Pass is the capital's tourist-cultural card 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
  • Circo Maximo Experience: Experience with AR viewer
  • free access to public transport for 48h or 72h
  • discounts for exhibitions, events and agreed services
    (For holders of the Roma Pass, the reservation for entry to the Colosseum is mandatory and costs € 2)
    Book here



    Rome Super Pass with public transport
    This is the card that allows access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum-Palatine and the Vatican, as well as the use of public transport for 3 days. It therefore includes:

  • Entrance to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Salta Cosa entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Official audio guide for St. Peter's Basilica
  • Unlimited access for 72 hours to public transport (metro, bus, tram) (Tickets and instructions arrive directly by e-mail)
    Book here



    Rome Tourist Card
    This is the pass that allows access to the most important attractions in Rome: the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. In fact, the Roma Torist Card includes:

  • Priority entrance to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Audio guide app for a self-guided tour of the Pantheon
    (Tickets and instructions arrive directly by e-mail)
    Book here


    Admission for groups and schoolsGROUPS
    Groups of up to 25 people are admitted and reservation is mandatory linked to an access time.
    Guides or escorts who, in the exercise of their function, accompany a group of more than 9 visitors, must obligatorily use the radio system (which must be their property).
    For visits to the Underground the radios are always mandatory.


    SCHOOLS
    School groups, if made up of 9 or more people (including the guide), must also use radio guides, which must be their property.
    Reservation is mandatory and is free for EU schools and non-EU school students under 18 years of age. Instead, students from non-EU schools over 18 years old book their entry for a fee.



    More infoIn 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.


    For people with mobility difficulties there is an elevator that connects the I with the II order while three wheelchairs are available on the first floor of the Colosseum, at the security office and another five are located at the main entrances of the Roman Forum.


    For security reasons all visitors and their luggage will be screened.



    General informationsEntrance to the Colosseum is allowed only at the time chosen during the booking phase, while the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill can be accessed within the 24-hour duration of the ticket (1 entrance).


    Who is entitled to a free ticket can collect it on the day of the visit at one of the ticket offices near the Colosseum (see map)
    At the Main ticket office it's also possible to buy the ticket for the same day (subject to availability)


    Visitors in groups can collect their free ticket at the cash desks inside the Colosseum or at the ticket office in Largo della Salara Vecchia, on via dei Fori Imperiali.
    Individual visitors can also collect them at the ticket office located under the Temple of Venus and Rome, near the Arch of Constantine


    Dogs are not allowed in the Colosseum. Dogs are allowed to enter only as companions in the event of disability (with suitable documentation) or small dogs (between 5 kg and 10 kg in weight) inside the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill


    The Colosseum freeThe following are entitled to free entry to the Colosseum (directly at the ticket office by showing a document):

  • All citizens under the age of 18
  • 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
  • Employees of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities
  • Members of ICOM (International Council of Museum)
  • Members of ICCROM (International organization for conservation of cultural heritage)
  • Students of the schools of: Central Institute of Restoration, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, School for Mosaic Restoration
  • Journalists registered in the national register and journalists from any other country, in the performance of their duties and upon presentation of a suitable document proving the professional activity carried out
  • 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


    Free admission days
    The Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill are free admission on the first Sunday of the month and on the following days:

  • April 25, for Liberation Day
  • June 2, for the Republic Day
  • November 4, for National Unity and Armed Forces Day
    In these cases, it will not be possible to access the arena and the underground areas of the Colosseum and tickets cannot be booked online but can be collected directly at the time of the visit from the ticket office in front of the Colosseum.Free admission days
    The Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill are free admission on the first Sunday of the month and on the following days:
  • April 25, for Liberation Day
  • June 2, for the Republic Day
  • November 4, for National Unity and Armed Forces Day
    In these cases, it will not be possible to access the arena and the underground areas of the Colosseum and tickets cannot be booked online but can be collected directly at the time of the visit from the ticket office in front of the Colosseum.


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