The Colosseum is open every day of the year, excluding Christmas Day and New Year's Day, and opens at 08.30 AM. Closing times are as follows:
Last Sunday of March to end August, 07.15 PM
September, 07.00 PM
October, 06.30 PM
November to February 15th, 04.30 PM
February 16th to March 15th, 05.00 PM
March 16th to last Saturday of March, 05.30 PM
Please note that the ticket, once collected, is valid for two days* and that it also includes admission to the Palatine Hill and museum and to the Roman Forum area. You may visit at any time of day but please remember that the ticket office will close one hour before the Colosseum itself closes.
* Free entrance tickets on the first Sunday of the month are only valid for the Sunday selected.
Select your ideal visit date on the calendar and then click the green button that will appear below; further down the page we'll also show you additional ticket or tour options that may be of interest.
For example, you may want to take part in one of our unique tours of the Colosseum, dungeons and Roman Forum (see Trip Advisor reviews), or experience an even more atmospheric Colosseum by visiting once the sun has gone down - Colosseum and dungeons after dark!
Our standard Colosseum package includes your 'no queues'* entry fee for the Colosseum, admission to the Palatine Hill and Forum areas, and tickitaly.com's English downloadable audioguide (with accompanying map). The audioguide comes in either mp3 or m4a formats and can be downloaded when you print your entrance vouchers. This is an optional but free download - you may choose to pay to rent a dedicated audio guide on the spot, should you prefer.
* Please note that the authorities have recently imposed a ceiling on the number of visitors that can be inside the Colosseum at a given time. It is possible, even with a 'no queues' ticket, that you will face delays in entering if you plan to visit at a busy time of day, particularly first thing in the morning.
HOW YOU'LL GET YOUR TICKETS:
To reserve tickets for visiting the Colosseum, just fill out the booking form, supply us with credit card details, and we'll do the rest. There will be no charge whatsoever until we confirm your reservation. We'll then point you to our secure page, where you can print out your entry voucher. Print it out, take it with you to the Colosseum and present it at the ticket desk ... they will swap it for your entry ticket. As simple as that!
You won't have to join any queues (there is a special pick-up desk for internet tickets, (see our blog post, with photographs, here), but please note that the ticket office closes one hour before the Colosseum itself closes, so be there ahead of time if you are visiting late in the day.
We also allow you to purchase the Rome Archaeological Pass which allows entrance not only to the Colosseum, but also 8 other notable sites and museums in Rome. The passes are valid for seven days - click here for details.
Please be prepared to show some ID - It is sometimes difficult for Italian officials to understand that not all countries require their citizens to carry ID cards, if indeed they are issued in said countries at all. You will often find that nothing other than a Passport or Driving Licence (with photograph) will suffice. If you are looking for accommodation why not take a look at a listing of Rome hotels.
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