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 timesFrom monday 26th april, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill are open every day with these times:
10.30 - 19.15, last admission at 18.15


Closed: 1 January and 25 December


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 10 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.
  • 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


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    Guided Tour


    The Colosseum freeThe 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
  • 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 directly at the ticket office by showing the document certifying one of the conditions.



    Rome PassThe 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.


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    Admission for groupsGroups of up to 20 people are allowed who, appropriately spaced, will be able to access the Colosseum every 15 minutes and will be accompanied along all the way.
    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 companions who, in the exercise of their function, if they accompany a group of more than 10 visitors, must necessarily use the whisper that must be their property.
    The free nominative guide ticket, valid for 3 daily entrances without time constraints, can be used not only for access to the Colosseum with an ordinary route, but also for access with an Arena route.
    Even for groups, the entrance to the Colosseum is exclusively from the "Sperone Valadier"


    Private tour in the ColosseumThe 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


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