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Security Safety Alert

Please 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 pre-booked visitors.

For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened. To facilitate the security checks please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray.

It is confirmed the prohibition of bringing bottles and glasses containers, alcholic beverages and aerosols, backpacks, camping, bulky bags and luggage / trolley, can be introduced medium and small size backpacks to shoulder, which must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection.

Roma Pass

From March 1st 2019 it will be mandatory for Roma Pass holders to make a resevation for the Colosseum – Flavium Amphiteather.

The cost of the reservation fee is € 2,00.

It is possible to book the entrance time by clicking on here.

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Colosseum, Roma

Colosseum Roma, Piazza del Colosseo

Metro: Line B - "Colosseo" 
Bus: Line 75 - 81 - 673 - 175 - 204
Tram: Line 3
hours 08.30 16.30 from 2 January to 15 February
last entry at 3.30 pm
08.30 17.00 from February 16th to March 15th
last admission at 4.00 pm
08.30 17.30 from the 16th to the last Saturday of March
last admission at 4.30 pm
08.30 19.15 from the last Sunday of March to 31 August
last entry at 18.15
08.30 19.00 from September 1st to September 30th
last entry at 18.00
08.30 18.30 from 1 October to the last Saturday of October
last admission 5.30pm
08.30 16.30 from the last Sunday of October to December 31st
last entry at 3.30 pm

on going events

The Colosseum is told The Colosseum is told from Friday
21 December 2018

Admission ticket

In the Colosseum, Roman Forum/Palatine Hill area are currently taking place:
_ The Colosseum is told. Permanent exhibition on the history of the Flavian Amphitheater permanent  exhibition
_ Carthago from 27/09/19 to 29/03/20

Learn more
The Oratorio dei quaranta martiri in currently closed to the public for restration works.


€ 16,00

Validity: 24 hours from first use.

Access: allows a scheduled entrance to the Colosseum and an open entrance to the Roman Forum-Palatine Hill including the temporary exhibition, and to the Imperial Forums.
Holders of this ticket can purchase the SUPER INTEGRATIVE TICKET on site, which allows access to the Super sites, at a cost of € 4.00.

FULL EXPERIENCE TICKET (from 1st January 2020)
€ 22,00

Validity: 2 days, the day of the first use and the next one.

Access: allows a scheduled entrance to the Colosseum, with access to the Arena or the Underground, from the Stern Gate, upon submission of a list of names, and an open access to the Roman Forum-Palatine Hill area, including the temporary exhibition, including special SUPER sites with fixed quota entry and the Imperial Forums.

€ 16,00

Validity: 1 day

Access: 1 entrance to Roman Forum / Imperial Forums / Palatine archaeological area and SUPER sites (subject to daily maximum visitor capacity). Admission to temporary exhibition/s included.


€ 2,00

for European Union citizens between 18 and 25 years of age, upon submission of an identity document.

ticket on-line

reservation fee € 2.00


  • Citizens under 18 years old from European Union and no-EU countries.   

​Italian permanent teachers or with fix-term contract upon presentation of the suitable certification issued by the schools.

  • The direction of the archeological park of the Colosseum determined some free days without pre-sale.

​More info on the web page of Colosseo, Foro Romano e Palatino.

Others Free Condition

  • European Union’s tour guides in the exercise of their professional activity;
  • European Union’s touristic 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);
  • groups of students from public and private schools of the European Union, together with their teachers upon reservation and within the quota established by the head of the school;
  • Teachers and students of Architecture, Conservation of Cultural Assets, Learning Sciences and degree courses in Literature with Archeology or Art-History subject areas in the universities and art academies and enrolled in the respective improving schools, Specialist Studies and PHD’s of the above-mentioned courses of EVERY member State of the European Union. The ticket is released to the students by showing a certificate of registration in the current academic year;
  • Socrates and Erasmus students of the above-mentioned degree courses;
  • Art-History teachers in High-schools;
  • Students of the following schools: Central Institute of Restoration, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, School for Mosaic Restoration;
  • Journalists enrolled in the national register and journalists coming from any other country, in the performance of their duties and upon presentation of a suitable document proving the professional activity carried out;
  • People with disabilities and one family member or a helper belonging to the health and social assistance service;
  • Volunteers who carry out promotion and dissemination activities of the Cultural Heritage, on the basis of the agreements concluded with the Ministry, according to art. 112, paragraph
  • Project “Born with Culture” (agreement with a three-year validity: from 29/11/2018 to 29/11/2021): a cultural passport for every newborn, that allows free entrance to the Park to the child and the family (up to 2 accompanying persons) until the baby’s first birthday.

Any right to a reduction or to a free admission has to be proved by the ticketing staff.


Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill are part of the Roma Pass network.

Roma Pass does not allow:
- access to the Palatine Museum and to the other sites included in the SUPER ticket​
- access to the Colosseum Arena, Underground and Belvedere.

Roma Pass holders access from a dedicated entrance always accompanied by an authorized tour guide. They cannot be more than 13 PAX.

From March 1st, the reservation is mandatory.

It is possible to book the entry time:

  • online, at a cost of € 2,00 per person
  • via call center, by calling the phone number 06 39 967 575, at a cost of € 2,00 per person
  • at the  ticket offices of  Roman Forum/Palatine, free of charge, only on the same day after checking the availability.

In the case the visitor arrive to the entrance without the Roma Pass ticket, it won’t be possible to access the monument, even if the visitor has the reservation.

In the case of a group of people among which any of them are entitled to free admission, they can collect the free ticket at the reservation desk.

The visitor can also purchase the Roma Pass ticket while making the reservation of the entry time, only online or via call center. After paying, the visitor can collect the card at the ticket office of Palazzo Merulana, from 8.30 a.m to 9 p.m  from Wednesday to Monday. On Tuesday, day of the closure to the public, it will be possible to collect the Roma Pass card ringing the bell the street number 121, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m

We inform our customers that, from May 1st, 2018, exclusively for purchases made on our online portal, the method of requesting the tax document has changed.
The request can be done simultaneously with the purchase by clicking on the option "you want to receive a receipt".
A special form has been created which must be filled out in its entirety at the time the order is placed.
The new procedure replaces entirely the previous one adopted until now.

Groups and individual

The ticket “Colosseum/Roman Forum and Palatine Hill + ongoing exhibitions” is valid for 2 consecutive days from the first use for 1 entrance to the Colosseum, at the reserved time, and 1 entrance to the Roman Forum/palatine Hill within the term of validity of the ticket. 
The pre-sale of the admission tickets for individual visitors and groups is bound to a precise time, and the prepayment at the same time of the reservation is mandatory. The reservation is mandatory for groups; groups must be made up of a minimum of 14 participants and a maximum of 50.
Free tickets cannot be booked online, but only by phone via call center. Otherwise, you can directly collect free tickets at the ticket office the day of the visit paying the reservation fee.  

The Full Experience Arena ticket let the visitors to directly access to the arena. This ticket is reserved for groups with an authorized tour guide and for individuals (max 13 people).
After having visited the arena overlooking the undergrounds, visitors will go visit the monument through the ordinary path. The guided tour service is not provided.
Groups must be made up of maximum 50 people.
The service is not provided on the free Sundays

Stationing and access, in accordance with the booked entrance time:

  1. 10 minutes for ticketing and security control practices
  2. 10 minutes provided for the access and the stationing on the arena 
  3. 10 minutes for moving to the cross and entrance to the ordinary path of the Colosseum

Available services and tickets:
Time entrance for groups and visitors with a reservation accompanied by an authorized tour guide
The following tickets can be purchased in each entrance time:

Full price for groups [+14]
Full price for visitors with a reservation and an authorized guide € 22,00
Reduced € 2,00
Free € 0,00 
The ticket free for authorized tour guide can be bought through the call center

Each ticket will be combined with pre-sale fee € 2,00

Visitors will not be able to enter from the access gate reserved to those booked with their own guide, without a guide. Each time corresponds to a reservation and each reservation must have its own guide. Tickets purchased at different times can never access at the same time from this gate, even if the difference between one reservation and another is 5 minutes.
Any tickets purchased in a different way from those mentioned, can access from individuals booked gate, observing the limit of 13 people linked to individual visitors.


Reservation for schools is mandatory and the tickets have to be collected to one of the reservation desk of the Colosseum, Arch of Titus, and Roman Forum. The access reserved for schools is the Stern entrance.

Schools from European Union book their entrance for free.

The entrance ticket is free upon presentation of the list, on the school letterhead, with the names of the students and teachers, divided into classes and signed by the Headmaster. 

Non-European schools book their entrance on payment and must show at the entrance a declaration of the school ensuring that it is a school group. The entrance ticket is free for people under 18 years old showing a valid Identity Card. There are no free admissions for the couriers.

School groups can be made up of maximum 50 participants.

If you wrongly book tickets for school instead of tickets for a regular group or if the conditions are no longer met or the required papers are insufficient, it won’t be possible to enter the monument and it will be necessary to purchase the right tickets, after checking the availability.

We inform you that, starting from today, all bookings for school groups made through agencies and tour operators must be validated by sending a certificate of the assignment received by an intermediary person. It has to be written on a school's letterhead, including the requested date, the number of students and of the tour leaders. It will also be necessary to write down the booking code.




Through the group gate access is granted to:

visitors with a reservation accompanied by an authorized tour guide

Flexibility for access is allowed up to 15 minutes after the booked time.

In the event of a longer delay, visitors will not be able to access the monument, tickets will not be refunded and a new purchase may be made according to availability.


Through the individual visitors gate access is granted to:

individual visitors who have to buy the ticket
visitors already in possession of a time scheduled ticket purchased at the external checkouts of the central archaeological area;
visitors with time scheduled tickets, with guided tours, with audioguides, with videoguides
ROME PASS holders.

Flexibility for access is allowed up to 15 minutes after the booked time.

In the event of a longer delay, visitors will not be able to access the monument, tickets will not be refunded and a new purchase may be made according to availability.


Through the individual visitors gate access is granted to:

Colosseum + Arena ticket holders
Underground and Belvedere
schools already in possession of the entrance ticket. School groups will have to collect their entrance tickets from one of the reservation desks of the Colosseum, Arco di Tito, Foro Romano, etc.

At the entrance to the Varco Stern, in front of Via Labicana, it will be mandatory to present at the ticket office a list with the names and dates of birth of the participants on stamped and signed letterhead.

Groups must present the list on the agency's headed paper.

Authorised tour guides must submit a signed declaration with their licence details.

To enter the Arena it is mandatory to book, at no charge, the guide's free ticket.

Visitors with a reservation for Coopculture educational tours in Sotterranei and Belvedere must present a valid identity document at the ticket office.

In relation to the access procedures established for visitors at the Stern gate, for any type of service booked, we remind you that the ticketing staff can carry out random checks by asking the visitors their IDs to verify the correspondence with the lists presented. If the list handed at the entrance, with names and dates of birth of the participants, does not correspond to the actual group, visitors will not be able to access from the Stern gate and will not be able to use the services booked.

It will be necessary to show up at the dedicated access gate 15 minutes before the reserved time to undergo the security checks with the metal detector and to complete the ticketing procedures.


Access the gate indicated on your ticket

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