Due to the huge number of visitors to the Colosseum each year we offer a variety of ticket options - simply choose a date on the calendar and we'll show you what's available.
We also offer a variety of tours - you may want to take part in one of our unique tours of the Colosseum, dungeons and Roman Forum, or experience an even more atmospheric Colosseum by visiting once the sun has gone down - Colosseum and dungeons after dark!
Important - please be sure to read the information below about security and queueing.
Heightened security coupled with the recent decision to impose a ceiling on the number of visitors allowed to enter the Colosseum at a given time mean - even with a 'no queues' ticket - that you (and all other visitors) will most probably face some sort of delay.
It is now also compulsory to pass through a metal detector - these extra security delays are currently causing often considerable queues that are, unfortunately, affecting ALL ticket holders and you are currently required to arrive well ahead of your visit time - please see this page for latest updates.
You may exchange your voucher at any time of day but remember that the ticket office will close one hour before the Colosseum itself closes. Your ticket, once collected, is only valid for the Colosseum at the time confirmed by the staff on the spot, and for the Forum and Palatine at any time on the day of your booking or the day after.
* Remember to print your voucher - it will contain detailed instructions on how and where to pick up your tickets - do be sure to read them carefully.
The Colosseum is open every day of the year, excluding Christmas Day and New Year's Day, and opens at 8.30 AM. Closing times are as follows:
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. The Colosseum also closes early on Easter Friday (about 2.00 PM), and closes in the morning of the Festa della Repubblica (2nd June).
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).
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.
How to download your audioguide:
If you have selected tickets with a downloadable audioguide you will be able to download that and our PDF map at the same time as your tickets (PDF instructions)
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