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Construction of the Colosseum was started under the emperor Vespasian and was completed by his son Titus in 80 A.D. Originally named the amphitheatre of Flavio, it became known as the colosseum because of an enormous bronze statue of Nero which in the second century A.D. was placed near by the monument. The building was used for gladiator fights, hunting simulations involving ferocious and exotic animals and similar entertainments. The building was constructed with blocks of stone and brickwork. The outside is composed of four levels, the first three of which are made up of 80 arches while the fourth is divided into sections interspersed with windows. On this level were placed both stone and wooden supports which held an enormous canopy which served as a roof to protect the spectators from the elements. The brickwork on the inner building was finished with a marble veneer. The arena itself was a huge wooden floor covered with sand while the subterranean passages consisted of a series of tunnels where the wild beasts and various equipment used during spectacles were held. Holding up to 73.000 spectators, entrance to the Colosseum was regulated through a ticket system, with each ticket indicating where the holder should go through the internal passages and corridors to find his or her seat.

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How to reach the site

Roma, Piazza del Colosseo

Metro: Line B - "Colosseo" 
Bus: Line 75 - 81 - 673 - 175 - 204 
Tram: Line 3

Services and Accessibility

didactic tours for singles
didactic tours for groups
didactic tours for schools
audio guides
video guides
bookshop

Info and Reservation

Monday-Friday 09.00AM-6.00PM
Saturday 09.00- 02.00PM

From 1 June to 31 August 2014 the Info and Reservations Service will be open:
 Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm, Saturday from 9.00 to 1.00 pm

NEWS

_Notice for entrancePlease note that for safety reasons the Coliseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once.  This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for visitors booked.

_Friday at Colosseum
Each Friday, from July 2014, the Coliseum will be open to the public from 20.00 to 22.00 (last admission 21.00) with ticket fee. Reservations at +39 06 399 67 700.

_Sunday at Colosseum
Every first Sunday of the month free admission for all visitors to the site during the ordinary opening time.



Colosseum
Flavian Amphitheatre

Roma

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Ticket Office

Combined ticket Colosseum Roman Forum and Palatine, valid for 2 days

Purchase your ticket

Buy ticket onlineOn-Line
Call Center
  •  +39 06 399 67 700 
    Monday-Friday 9 AM-6 PM / Saturday 9 AM-2 PM

Admission ticket

Full: € 12.00

Reduced: € 7.50

European Union People between 18 and 25 years old

Others
  • - citizens aged between 18 and 25 years old of the European Union under the law 28.09.1999 n. 275, and subsequent amendments through ministerial letters.
    (Austria,Belgio, Bulgaria, Cipro, Croazia, Danimarca,Estonia,Finlandia, Francia, Germania, Grecia,Irlanda,Italia, Lettonia, Lituania, Lussemburgo, Malta, Olanda, Polonia, Portogallo, Regno Unito, Repubblica Ceca, Romania, Slovacchia, Slovenia, Spagna, Ungheria, Conferderazione Svizzera _ Svizzera, Norvegia, Liechtenstein, Islanda)

    - European Union state teachers.


Free: European and non-European people under 18 
Free admission on the first Sunday of the month

Others Free Condition
  • - European and non- European citizens under 18 

    - tour guides from the European Union practising their professional activity ;

    - tour interpreters from the European Union practising their professional activity ;

    - employees of the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities ;

    - members of ICOM (International Council of Museums);

    - members of ICCROM (International organization for conservation of cultural heritage);

    - reserved school groups from European Union schools, accompanied by one teacher every 10 students;

    - teachers and students of faculties of Architecture, Conservation of the Cultural Heritage, Education Sciences, and degree courses in the Arts, or in literary subjects with a specialisation in archaeology or art history, in Humanities faculties of Universities from the European Union; 

    - students enrolled in these specialisations of faculties of Architecture, Conservation of the Cultural Heritage, Education Sciences, and of degree courses in the Arts, or in literary subjects with a - specialisation in archaeology or art history, in Humanities faculties of Universities and doctorate students in the aforementioned disciplines;

    - Socrates and Erasmus students of the aforementioned disciplines;

    - teachers and students of Fine Arts Academies from the European Union;

    - teachers of Art History in Upper Secondary Schools;

    - students of the following schools: Istituto Centrale del Restauro, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Scuola per il Restauro del Mosaico;

    - journalists in the italian national register or any other journalist from a foreign country, only for work porpouses and according to a valid document proving the given professionalism;

    - disabled persons and a companion from the European Union;

    - members of volunteer work associations of the Cultural Heritage;

    - holders of "Carta dello studente";

Cards

ARCHEOLOGIA CARD, for Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Terme di Diocleziano, Colosseo, Foro Romano and Palatino, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella.
Valid for 7 days
Adults € 23.00
Reduced € 13.00

Ticket and Admission Presale

Individuals
  • Reservation suggested, € 2.00
    Ticket on line € 2.00
Groups
  • Reservation required, € 28.00 (included radio - guide) - up to 50 persons. 
    Reservation includes entrance for 14 persons. From 15 to 50 you have to pay  € 2.00 each person at the ticket office. 
Schools
  • Reservation required, € 15.00 up to 50 pax

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Colosseum
Flavian Amphitheatre

Roma

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Didactic tours

Individuals
  • language: english, spanish
    participants: up to 40 pax
    duration: about 45 min 
    cost: € 5.00 
    reservation: suggested +39 06 399 67 700
    timetable:

    English visit, from Monday to Sunday at 10.15AM - 10.45AM - 11.15AM - 11.45AM - 12.30PM - 13.45PM - 15.00PM
    Spanish visit, from Monday to Sunday at 10.30AM - 11.30AM - 12.45PM - 14.45PM

    Please note For safety reasons the Coliseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once. This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for visitors booked.
Groups
  • - timetables: on request
    - language: italian, english, french, spanish, german 
    - participants: up to 30 
    - duration: 45 min
    - price: € 130.00
    - reservation: required +39 06 399 67 450

    Please note For safety reasons the Coliseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once. This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for visitors booked.
Schools

Audio guides

Language
  • italiano, inglese, francese, spagnolo, tedesco, giapponese, russo, cinese, arabo, latino, portoghese, LIS e ASL
Duration
  • 1 h 10 m
Cost
  • € 5.50

Video guides

Language
  • italiano, inglese, francese, spagnolo, tedesco, giapponese, russo, cinese, portoghese.
Duration
  • 45 min
Cost
  • € 6.00

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Colosseum
Flavian Amphitheatre

Roma

Coopculture

Hours

Open

08.30 - 16.30

from the last Sunday of October to 15 February: last admission at 15.30, exit at 16.30


08.30 - 17.00

from the 16 of February to 15 of March: last admission at 16.00, exit at 17.00 


08.30 - 17.30

from the 16 of March to last Saturday of March: last admission at 16.30, exit at 17.30


08.30 - 19.15

from the last Sunday of March to 31 of August: last admission at 18.150, exit at 19.15


08.30 - 19.00

from 1 of September to 30 of September: last admission at 18.00, exit at 19.00


08.30 - 18.30

from the 1 of October to the last Saturday of October: last admission at 17.30, exit at 18.30


Good Friday 8.30 am - 2 pm, 2 June 1:30 am- 7:15 pm

Closed

1 January, 1 May, 25 December

 

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