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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 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

NEWS

  • During the opening of the quarterly availability bookings for the entrance tickets to the Coliseum regarding the months of April, May and June 2019, last Monday our e-ticketing platform, due to a very high number of requests, has undergone a volume of requests that slowed down significantly all online sales operations and the call center. In order to ensure better management of the service, in terms of waiting times and accessibility to the system, next Monday, March 4th, the quota of availability of tickets for the month of April 2019, will be released starting from 15:30 Italian time, on all sales channels. Exceptionally, the call center will be open with an extended timetable until 7 p.m.

It is forbidden to access the monument with bottles and glasses containers, alcholic beverages and aerosols.

We inform you that starting from Monday February 18th  due to maintenance work on the external facade of the Coliseum, there may be problems with individual and group visitors' access points.

Our welcome staff will be available in order to provide visitors with the information and assistance necessary for an easy access to the monument.

​​OPENING RESERVATION
Pre-sales openings are scheduled on a quarterly, monthly and weekly basis.
Tickets are sold gradually, in order to avoid any form of early hoarding and to ensure availability as close as possible to the date of access. Pre-sales will be open every first Monday of the month at 9:00 a.m. according to monthly availability for   the Colosseum Arena, Underground scheduled time entrance, Underground tours for individuals in English, Belvedere scheduled time entrance . Pre-sales will be open every Monday at 9:00 am for Colosseum scheduled time entrance and Colosseum Arena for the following week according to the weekly availability.

On the free first Sunday of the month the pre-sale service is not provided, therefore all visitors will access the monument, from the ordinary entrance, along two different lines:
• visitors who need to collect free entrance tickets
• visitors who already collected free entrance tickets

  • Opening reservations April - June 2019

On Monday, February 25th at 9:00 a.m. it will be possible to pre-purchase tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum and tickets with scheduled entrance time for the Colosseum Arena, both online and via call center. Pre-sales openings will be on a quarterly availability, for April, May and June 2019. On the same date and time it will be open the pre-sale for Underground and Belvedere, on a quarterly availability, for April, May and June 2019 but just online.
Pre-sales will be open every first Monday of the month at 9:00 a.m. according to monthly availability for the Colosseum Arena, Underground scheduled time entrance, Underground tours for individuals in English, Belvedere scheduled time entrance .
Pre-sales will be open every Monday at 9:00 am for Colosseum scheduled time entrance and Colosseum Arena for the following week according to the weekly availability.

Starting from February 25th at 9:00 a.m. it will be possible to book tickets for the Domus Aurea, from April 1st to June 30th 2019.

It is possible to book a maximum of 46 tickets a day for the Domus Aurea.
 

  • The free access during the Free First Sundays of the month will be now limited to the months from January to March and from October to December.
     
  • The direction of the archeological park of the Colosseum determined the following free days without pre-sale:

9th of May
5th of June
29th of June
23rd of September
4th of October
4th of November
22th of November
18th of December
 

SUPER TICKET
The SUPER ticket is valid up to February 25th 2019
From February 26th to March 4th, it will be possible to visit Palatine Museum, Neronian Cryptoportico, Aula Isiaca and Temple of Romulus with the regular admission ticket.
From March 5th to 10th, “Week of Culture”, the aforementioned sites will be closed.

 

FROM JANUARY 1ST 2019, THE ARENA WILL BE ACCESSIBLE FROM THE STERN GATE USING THE NEW TICKET "COLOSSEO ARENA" AS A REPLACEMENT FOR THE CLICK TOUR
The ticket "Colosseo Arena" will be available online, through call center and on site at a cost of € 14.00 for the full price and € 8.50 for the reduced price (the reduction is in accordance with current legislation).
The reservation fee will remain of € 2.00 for online purchases and through the call center.
The access procedures will continue to be the same as for the Click Tour.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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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Flavian Amphitheatre

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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.

     

     


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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

Roma

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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 - 16.30

from the last Sunday of October to December 31st
last entry at 3.30 pm

08.30 - 18.30

from 1 October to the last Saturday of October
last admission 5.30pm







 

Closed

1 January, 1 May and 25 December

Ticket Office

The ticket office closes one hour before

 

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