Tickets and opening hours
Tickets and opening hours
Due to the large influx of visitors, it’s best to book your visit to the Colosseum in advance. This way you avoid the long queues that normally form at the ticket offices.
Please, note that the Colosseum can only accommodate up to 3,000 people simultaneously, so there may occasionally be delays even for visitors with reservations.There are currently three different types of tickets, as shown in the table below:
|Type of ticket|
|Time of validity|
|Type of ticket||Ordinary||“Full Experience Arena”||“Full Experience Underground”|
|Time of validity||24 horas||48 horas||48 horas|
|Details||Includes an entrance to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.||Includes an entrance to the Colosseum (with access to the arena), the Roman Forum, and the Palatine, with access to restricted areas known as “SUPER”.||The same as the “Full Experience Arena”, except it offers access to the underground area and not to the Colosseum’s arena.|
How to buy tickets
Tickets for the Colosseum can be purchased online or directly at the box office on the day of your visit. Our recommendation is to book your ticket online. Otherwise, you’ll probably have to stand in line for a long time to get in.
If you buy an e-ticket, you can have it printed somewhere in advance or pick it up at a special counter at the entrance with shorter queues.
Discounts and free entrance
European Union citizens between 18 and 25 years old are entitled to the reduced rate of €2.00 for any ticket purchase.
Children under age 18 of any nationality can benefit from free admission to the Colosseum.
For all online purchases and reservations, including discount rates, it’s necessary to pay a reservation fee of €2.00.
On the first Sunday of each month admission to the Colosseum is free for everyone. However, we advise against visiting on those days, as the queues are usually particularly long.
The Roma Pass includes entrance to the Colosseum, but to use it you must make a reservation to visit at a specific time.If you book online (on the official website of the Colosseum) or by phone (at +39 06 39 96 75 75), you must pay a €2.00 reservation fee.
On the day of your visit, you can book a time for a visit without paying the €2.00 reservation fee at the nearby ticket offices for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, but there is a risk that tickets will be sold out and you will have a long wait in line.
The Colosseum is open every day of the year except for January 1 and December 25.
Schedules vary depending on the season. It normally opens at 8:30 am and closes between 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Access is allowed up to one hour before closing time.
Due to health measures to control COVID-19, opening hours have changed. You can find more info here .