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:


  • 9 am - 7.15 pm: from March 27th to 31st August
  • 9 am - 7 pm: from 1 to 30 september
    Last admission one hour before closing


    Closed: 25th December and 1st January


    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.


    To access the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill it isn't necessary any certification about Covid19.




    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.
  • Full Experience: valid 48 hours 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: € 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


    All minors, including those of a few months in a stroller, must have a free ticket to enter the Colosseum.


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



    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
    Similar to the Roma Pass, this card is dedicated to the Colosseum and the Vatican and lasts 72 hours. 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 50 people are admitted, including children, guides and companions, suitably spaced and reservations are required bound to an access time.
    Guides or companions who, in the exercise of their function, accompany a group of more than 9 visitors, must necessarily use the whisper that must be their property.
    The free nominative ticket of the guide, valid for 3 daily entrances without time constraints, can be used both for access to the Colosseum with an ordinary route, and for access with an Arena route, while for the Colosseum undergrounds it is necessary also book a free ticket for the guide.


    SCHOOLS

  • EU schools: it is necessary to book access for free online by presenting the names of the pupils and accompanying teachers divided by class and signed by the headmaster on the school's headed paper.
  • Non-EU schools: access is subject to a fee and they must submit a declaration from the home institution that verifies their identification as a school group. It is necessary to buy the full admission ticket for each one and which is free only for under 18s (with valid identity document)


    In the event that school tickets are mistakenly booked instead of tickets for an ordinary group or if the required documentation is lacking, it will not be possible to access the monument and it will be necessary to purchase the correct entrance tickets (if available)



    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 Sundays
    For #unadomenicalmuseo, every first Sunday of the month, the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill are free for everyone.
    In this case, the tickets cannot be booked online but can be collected, directly at the time of the visit, at the ticket office in front of the Colosseum.


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