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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


NEWS

  • We inform you that from 10 April 2019 to 31 May 2019 visiting of the fourth and fifth orders will not be allowed due to maintenance work.

RESERVATIONS OPENING 

CALENDAR OF RESERVATIONS OPENING WITH GRADUAL RELEASE SCHEDULED ENTRANCE TIME COLOSSEUM TICKETS

DAILY OPENING

Every day new tickets for the next day at 3 p.m (italian time).

WEEKLY OPENING

Every Monday new tickets for the following week at 3p.m (italian time).

 

QUARTERLY OPENING JULY-AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2019

Tuesday, May 21st at 3 pm (italian time):

The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in quarterly availability for the months of July August and September 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Wednesday, May 22nd at 3 pm (italian time):

The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in quarterly availability for the months of July August and September 2019 will be released both online and through call centers.

Thursday, May 23rd at 3 pm (italian time):

The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in quarterly availability for the months of July, August and September will be available online only.
The release of the second batch of tickets with entrance time for the Arena of the colosseum, for the months of July, August and September 2019, both online and via call center, planned for today, Wednesday the 22nd of May at 3 PM, has been postponed to today at 6.30 PM due to technical reasons

Friday, May 24th at 3 pm (italian time):

Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, only for September, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi for July, August and September.

 

MONTHLY OPENING

Every first Tuesday of the month :

June 4th  at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in the monthly availability for July 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

July 2nd at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in the monthly availability for August 2019 will be available both online and through the call center.

August 6th at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for September 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

 

Every first Thursday of the month:

June 6th at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in the monthly availability for July will be released online only.

July 4th at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in the monthly availability for August will be released online only.

August  1st at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in the monthly availability for September will be released online only.

 

QUARTERLY OPENING OCTOBER-NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2019

Tuesday, July 23rd at 3 pm (italian time):

The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of October, November and December 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Wednesday, July 24th at 3 pm (italian time):

The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of October November and December 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Thursday, July 25th at 3 pm (italian time):

The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, with quarterly availability for the months of October, November and December will be released online only.

Friday, July 26th at 3 pm (italian time):

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 for October, November and December.

 

MONTHLY OPENING

Every first Tuesday of the month :

September 3rd at 3pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for October will be released both online and through the call center.

October 1st at 3pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for November will be released both online and through the call center.

November 5 at 3pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for December will be  released both online and through the call center.

 

QUARTERLY OPENING JANUARY-FEBRUARY-MARCH 2020

Tuesday, November 19th at 3pm:

The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March will be released both online and though the call center.

Wednesday, November 20th at 3 pm:

The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March will be released both online and through the call center.

Thursday, November 21st at 3 pm:

The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, with quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March will be released online only.

Friday, November 22nd at 3 pm:

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 for January, February and March.

 

MONTHLY OPENING

Every first Tuesday of the month :

December 3rd at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for January will be released online and through the call center.

January 7th at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for February will be released both online and through the call center

February 4th at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for March will be released both online and through the call center.

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  • 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

    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, the Severi exhibition and the Colosseum museum will not be accessible to the public.

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.

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. 

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

Colosseum
Flavian Amphitheatre

Roma

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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.

     


  • EduCulture Educational activities:

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

Coopculture

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 and 25 December

Ticket Office

The ticket office closes one hour before

 

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