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Colosseum. Flavian Amphitheatre

Roma
Monuments

 

The construction of the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire was started by Vespasian in 72 AD. This building was planned to change the relationship between power and people from then on: entertainment and distraction offered to the populace for free. It was used for gladiator fights and hunting simulations involving ferocious and exotic animals. The capacity is estimated around 70.000 people; the shows became occasions to impress and control the people through an unforeseen display of astonishing special effects. Today it is possible to visit and understand how the underground theatrical system worked, with hoists, ramps and trapdoors, in order to present the animals, gladiators and scenery machineries to an overwhelmed crowd. Find out the unbelievable engineering techniques that allowed ancient Romans to complete this massive structure, that has reached us today, in less than 10 years.

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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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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

educational tours for individuals
educational tours for groups
educational tours for schools
audio guides
video guides
radio guide
school / group
bookshop
cloak room
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NEWS​

  • CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUMS AND OTHER CULTURAL INSTITUTES AND PLACES
    As a result of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 1st April 2020 the opening of the museums and other cultural institutes is suspended until 13 April 2020. 
     
  • CLOSURE OF ARENA, UNDERGROUND AND THIRD LEVEL

Due to the complex setting-up and taking down of the Via Crucis during the Holy Easter, from April 1st until April 12th the access to the arena, the underground and the third level of the Coliseum will be closed to the public.”
 

  • CALENDAR OF RESERVATIONS OPENING 2020 FOR PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO DEL COLOSSEO, MUSEO NAZIONALE ROMANO AND SOPRINTENDENZA SPECIALE ARCHEOLOGIA, BELLE ARTI E PAESAGGIO DI ROMA

  
QUARTERLY OPENINGS APRIL – MAY – JUNE 2020
 
Pre-sale of Ordinary tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum, both online and through call center.
Tuesday 18 FEBRUARY 4:30 pm first set of tickets
Wednesday 19 FEBRUARY 4:30 pm second set of tickets
 
Pre-sale of Full Experience tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum Arena, both online and through call center.
Thursday 20 FEBRUARY 4:30 p.m.
Pre-sale of Full Experience tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum Underground, ONLINE ONLY
Thursday 20 FEBRUARY 5:30 p.m.
 
Pre-sale of Forum Pass Super Tickets, Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Casa di Augusto, Casa di Livia, Domus Transitoria, both online and through Call Center
Friday 21 FEBRUARY 4:30 pm
 
MONTHLY OPENINGS
Every first Tuesday of the month
Pre-sale of ORDINARY tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum, both online and through Call Center
3 MARCH at 5:30 pm, in the monthly availability of APRIL
7 APRIL 6:30 pm, in the monthly availability of MAY
5 MAY at 6:30 pm, in the monthly availability of JUNE
 
Every first Thursday of the month

Pre-sale of Full Experience tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum Arena of Luna sul Colosseo, both online and through call center.
5 MARCH at 5:30 pm, in the monthly availability of APRIL
2 APRIL at 6:30 pm, in the monthly availability of MAY
7 MAY at 6:30 pm, in the monthly availability of JUNE
 
Pre-sale of Full Experience tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum Underground, ONLINE ONLY
5 MARCH at 5:30 pm, in the monthly availability of APRIL
2 APRIL at 6:30 pm, in the monthly availability of MAY
7 MAY at 6:30 pm, in the monthly availability of JUNE
 
 
QUARTERLY OPENINGS JULY – AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2020
Pre-sale of Ordinary tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum, both online and through Call Center
Tuesday 19 MAY at 6:30 pm first set of tickets
Wednesday 20 MAY at 6:30 pm second set of tickets
 
Pre-sale of Full Experience tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum Arena, both online and through call center.
Thursday 21 MAY at 6:30 p.m.
 
Pre-sale of Full Experience tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum Underground, ONLINE ONLY
Thursday 21 MAY at 6:30 p.m
 
Pre-sale of Forum Pass Super Tickets, Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Casa di Augusto, Casa di Livia, Domus Transitoria, both online and through Call Center
 Friday 22 MAY at 6:30 pm
 
MONTHLY OPENINGS
Every first Tuesday of the month
Pre-sale of ORDINARY tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum of Luna sul Colosseo, both online and through Call Center
9 JUNE (June 2 is a holiday) at 6:30 p.m., in the monthly availability of JULY
7 JULY at 6:30 pm, in the monthly availability of AUGUST
4 AUGUST at 6:30 pm, in the monthly availability of SEPTEMBER
 
Every first Thursday of the month
Pre-sale of Full Experience tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum Arena, both online and through call center
4 JUNE at 6:30 pm, in the monthly availability of JULY
2 JULY at 6:30 pm, in the monthly availability of AUGUST
6 AUGUST at 6:30 pm, in the monthly availability of SEPTEMBER
 
Pre-sale of Full Experience tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum Underground, ONLINE ONLY
4 JUNE at 6:30 pm, in the monthly availability of JULY
2 JULY at 6:30 pm, in the monthly availability of AUGUST
6 AUGUST at 6:30 pm, in the monthly availability of SEPTEMBER
 
 
QUARTERLY OPENINGS OCTOBER – NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2020
Pre-sale of Ordinary tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum, both online and through Call Center. 
Tuesday 18 AUGUST at 6:30 pm first set of tickets
Wednesday 19 AUGUST at 6:30 pm second set of tickets
 
Pre-sale of Full Experience tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum Arena, both online and through call center
Thursday 20 AUGUST at 6:30 pm
 
Pre-sale of Full Experience tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum Underground, ONLINE ONLY
Thursday 20 AUGUST at 6:30 pm
 
Pre-sale of Forum Pass Super Tickets, Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Casa di Augusto, Casa di Livia, Domus Transitoria, both online and through Call Center
 Friday 21 AGOSTO at 6:30 pm
 
MONTHLY OPENINGS
Every first Tuesday of the month
Pre-sale of ORDINARY tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum, both online and through Call Center
1 SEPTEMBER at 6:30 pm, in the monthly availability of OCTOBER
6 OCTOBER at 6:30 pm, in the monthly availability of NOVEMBRE
3 NOVEMBER at 5:30 pm, in the monthly availability of DECEMBER
 
Every first Thursday of the month
Pre-sale of Full Experience tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum Arena, both online and through call center
3 SEPTEMBER at 6:30 pm, in the monthly availability of OCTOBER
1 OCTOBER at 6:30 pm, in the monthly availability of NOVEMBRE
5 NOVEMBER at 5:30 pm, in the monthly availability of DECEMBER
 
Pre-sale of Full Experience tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum Underground, ONLINE ONLY
3 SEPTEMBER at 6:30 pm, in the monthly availability of OCTOBER
1 OCTOBER at 6:30 pm, in the monthly availability of NOVEMBRE
5 NOVEMBER at 5:30 pm, in the monthly availability of DECEMBER

QUARTERLY OPENING JANUARY-FEBRUARY-MARCH 2020
Due to the launch of the new ticketing of the Archaeological Park of the Colosseum from next January 1, 2020, unlike what has been previously communicated, the opening of the sale of the Forum Pass Super and Full Experience tickets is postponed to December 27, 2019, in the same modalities previously communicated.

Friday, December 27 at 16:00
Full Experience tickets pre-sale with Arena access, available quarterly for January, February and March 2020 and monthly for January 2020 both online and call center.
Each customer can book a maximum of 50 items for the same date.
Forum Pass Super ticket pre-sale from January 1st 2020.

Friday, December 27 at 17:00
Full Experience tickets pre-sale with Underground access, available quarterly for the months of January, February and March 2020 and monthly for the month of January 2020 only online.
Each customer can book a maximum of 25 items for the same date.
Each customer can book a maximum of 6 items for the same time.
 

MONTHLY OPENING FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2020

  • Pre sale of ordinary tickets with scheduled ordinary entrance of the Colosseum, both online and call center

7 January 2020 at 16:00 in the monthly availability of February
4 February 2020 at 16:00 in the monthly availability of March
 

  • Full experience tickets with scheduled time admission to the Colosseum arena, both online and call center

8 January 2020 at 16:00 in the monthly availability for the month of February
6 February 2020 at 16:00 in the monthly availability for the month of March
 

  • Full Experience ticket presale with scheduled entrance time to the basement of the Colosseum ONLY ON LINE

8 January 2020 at 17:00 in the monthly availability for the month of February
6 February 2020 at 17:00 in the monthly availability for the month of March

 

CALENDAR WITH THE GRADUAL RELEASE DATES OF TICKETS WITH SCHEDULED ENTRANCE OF THE COLOSSEUM

DAILY OPENING
Every day at 3.00 pm (UTC+1) new tickets for the next day

WEEKLY OPENING

Ticket for Colosseum and full experiece ticket - stern entrance 
Every Monday at 5.00 pm (UTC+1) new tickets for the following week

MONHTLY OPENING

Ticket for Colosseum and full experiece ticket - stern entrance 
Every first Tuesday of the month  at 5.00 pm (UTC+1) fot the following month

Undergrond ticket and englisk language tour 

Every first Thursday of the month  at 5.00 pm (UTC+1) fot the following month

 

  • NEW METHOD OF CONFIRMATION FOR SCHOOL GROUPS FOR BOOKING MADE THROUGH AGENCIES AND TOUR OPERATOR

We inform you that, starting from 1sr January 2020 all bookings for European school groups visiting the Coliseum from January 1st 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.

  • Colosseum: privileged entry for visitors accompanied by their own tour guide available through the Stern entrance. Beginning on Monday, 15 July, all individual visitors accompanied by their own tour guide, up to a maximum of 13 people, will be able to take advantage of a dedicated access to the Colosseum through the Stern entrance. Tour guides and their groups can use the booking procedures already in place for ordinary entry to the monument and will be asked to present a list of all group members. They will then have access to a special entrance and itinerary meant to facilitate visits and improve visitor inflow at the Piazza del Colosseo entrance. On-site staff will be available to provide logistical support to tour guides, who will be free to lead their groups through all areas of the monument normally open to the public, with the exception of the arena floor.

 

  • Please note that the free guide ticket for the arena access can now only be booked through the call center.It is confirmed that it is possible to book - also online- the free guide ticket of the underground of the Colosseum.

     
  • We hereby inform you that, for a better management of the access flows to the Colosseum, the following changes will be made with immediate effect to the accesses at the ticket offices of the Colosseum Archaeological Park:
    - Inside the Colosseum, in order to avoid the outgoing passage at the metal detectors, through which it is possible to enter only, any integration of tickets for groups will be made at the ticket office of the Arch of Titus. The payment methods accepted will be voucher exchange and credit card (no cash).
    Reserved groups and individuals with their own guide who need to add free or full tickets, depending on the availability of remaining tickets, will have priority at this ticket office over individuals with a reservation.
    - The licensed guides who need to collect their free nominal entrance ticket will have a priority reservation desk at the ticket office of Venere e Roma (Desk 5) and one inside the Colosseum (Desk 10). The latter will be available only to those who have already entered with their customers and must pick up the free guide ticket.
    Guides and tour leaders must enter together with the visitors already in possession of a ticket and can only leave through the exit, not against the direction of the flow coming from the entrance. This measure is due to safety reasons, since inside the Colosseum it is not possible to pass through the metal detectors in opposite direction.
    At the entrance of Salara Vecchia and Arco di Tito, priority access for security checks and to the turnstile will be given to guides already in possession of tickets, as well as to other entitled categories (disabled people and pregnant women).
    Groups and individuals that have been mediated by the tourism industry (T.O., Travel Agencies, Guides) and are in possession of a cumulative ticket, must always be accompanied by a qualified guide or tour leader both inside the Colosseum and inside the Forum/Palatine, unless the intermediary is able to provide each customer with their own entrance ticket.

     

 

  • DAYS WITH ADMISSION FREE

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.
Please note that during the free opening days the sites with special opening included in the Forum, Palatine and S.U.P.E.R. ticket and  Chartago exhibition  will not be accessible to the public.

 

  • THE ENTRANCE TO THE UNDERGROUND AND/OR BELVEDERE MOVED AT THE STERN ENTRANCE, IN FRONT OF VIA LABICANA

Groups have to show the list on letterhead from the agency, containing the participants’ names and dates of birth. Licensed tourist guides have to show a signed declaration with the participants’ names and related dates of birth. Visitors with a booked fixed guided tour have to show a valid ID card at the ticket office. 
 


In the free entrance days, according to the Direction of the Archeological Park of Rome, the ticket office of “Venere e Roma” will be closed to the public. The ticket desks in Via della Salara Vecchia and via di San Gregorio will only sell the Forum Pass, while the Colosseum ticket can be purchased only at the Colosseum desk by standing in line.

 

  • FREE FEES FOR ALL BOOKING SERVICES, GUIDED TOUR AND ASSISTANCE SERVICE FOR TOUR GUIDES FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION

We inform you that, under art. 4 c.3 a of DM 507/97 ss.mm.ii., as well as under circular 20/2016 DG MU, according to the directions of the Archaeological Park of the Colosseum, tour guides from the European Union are entitled, in addition to free admission, also to free fees for all booking services, guided tour and assistance service.

Info and Reservation

Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Saturday from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm

+39 06 399 67 700

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Didactic tours

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

    Italian, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays at 11.00 AM (from 1 Dicember 2017)
    English visit, from Monday to Sunday at 10.15AM - 10.45AM - 11.15AM - 12.30PM - 1.45PM - 3.00PM - 4.15PM - 5.15PM
    Spanish visit, from Monday to Sunday at 10.30AM - 11.30AM - 12.45PM - 2.45PM - 4.00PM - 5.00PM
    French visit, form Monday to Sunday at 11.00AM until 30th November 2017

    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.

    ATTENTION PLEASE!
    We inform visitors that inside the monument it is strictly forbidden to enter with backpacks, handbags and luggage because of the new safety measure; people with reservations are kindly requested to show up at the ticket office at least 30 minutes before the time previously agreed.

Groups
    • timetables: on request
    • language: italian, english, french, spanish, german 
    • participants: up to 30 
    • duration: 45 min
    • price: € 130.00 (whisper included) 

    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.

    ATTENTION PLEASE!
    We inform visitors that inside the monument it is strictly forbidden to enter with backpacks, handbags and luggage because of the new safety measure. 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.

    People with reservations are kindly requested to show up at the ticket office at least 30 minutes before the time previously agreed.

    Notice

    Entrance for groups _  metal detectors
    We invite you to consider these controls for groups by X-ray machines in order to enter at your booking time. 

Schools
  • reservation required: call center 848 082 408 / from mobile and abroad +39 06 39 967 200 

    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.

    NOTICE
    It is confirmed the prohibition of bringing backpacks, camping, bulky bags and luggage/trolley, but 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. People with reservations are kindly requested to show up at the ticket office at least 30 minutes before the time previously agreed.

     

Audio guides

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

Video guides

Language
  • italiano, inglese, francese, spagnolo, tedesco, giapponese, cinese, portoghese.
Duration
  • 50 min
Cost
  • € 6

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Colosseum
Flavian Amphitheatre

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Hours

Open

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







 

Closed

1 January and 25 December

Ticket Office

The ticket office closes one hour before

 

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