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Priority Entrance Tickets to Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

€21
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
Audio Guide
  • Visit Rome's shining pride and glory, the Colosseum, a landmark synonymous with Rome itself, along with the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Priority access lets you waltz past famously long ticketing queues and begin your descent into Roman history.
  • Stand in the spot where gladiator fights once took place, and get a front-row seat to the bloody past of Rome.
  • Travel back in time as you walk along the paths that ancient Romans did at the Roman Forum, and stumble upon the Temple of Antoninus Pius, Temple of Castor and Pollux, Temple of Saturn, Arch of Septimius Severus, and more.
  • At Palatine Hill, you'll be privy to some of the best views of the city. It was, after all, considered the most desirable neighborhood in all of Rome!
  • Don't miss visiting any sites with a convenient digital audio guide & learn well-known aspects of the attractions through an engaging introduction.
  • Upgrade your ticket for the full experience with arena access, and enjoy fast-track entry into the Colosseum Arena, the Palatine Museum (2nd level), the house of Augustus, and access to Santa Maria Antiqua and the Imperial Rampa!
  • Enjoy escorted entry into the Colosseum and Roman Forum, with a visit to the Palatine Hills and a presentation on ancient Rome with an upgraded ticket!
  • With a ticket upgrade, witness the ruins of the maximum security Mamertine Prison, where enemies of Rome are said to have been incarcerated.

This tour has the following option you can choose from:

  • Fast Track Entry Tickets (with Digital Audio Guide)
  • Fast Track Entry: Full Experience Ticket with Arena Access (with Digital Audio Guide)
  • Last Minute Entry Tickets + Physical Audio-Video Device
  • Mamertine Prison, Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Tickets to Colosseum and Roman Forum with Multimedia Video
  • Guests have a flexible entrance to the Palatine and Forum at any time during their selected activity date. The tickets for the Palatine and Forum will remain valid for an additional 24 hours after the Colosseum entry time selected during booking.
  • Child tickets are open-time and their entry depends on the Adult visiting with them.
  • Note that there are 2 entrances: One for the Colosseum, and another for the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill (combined). You may enter each entrance ONLY ONCE and not re-enter.
  • You MUST carry a valid ID or passport with you and present it at the time of entry if requested.
  • The Fast Track Entry Ticket & Full Experience Ticket with Arena Access include a digital audio guide to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum. (Note: This is not the official guide offered at the Colosseum.)
  • The digital audio guide is available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Chinese.
  • After booking the ticket, you’ll receive information on how to download the audio guide app on your smartphone.
  • If you opt for the Last Minute Entry Ticket, you’ll get access to a physical audio-video device instead of a digital audio guide.
  • Pro Tip #1: Make sure to download the audio guide beforehand when you have access to WiFi.
  • Pro Tip #2: Bring along your earphones for the best audio experience.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access to Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine

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€38
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
2 hr. 30 min. - 3 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Walk the path of ancient Romans as your expert historian guide narrates lesser-known tales of the Roman era.
  • This 3-hour guided tour is available in English, Spanish, German, Italian, or French and you can pick either a morning or an afternoon slot based on what suits you best.
  • If you are short on time but enjoy intricate details, this power-packed tour is an ideal way to explore Rome's most visited attractions - the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.
  • You must carry a valid ID with you and present it at the time of entry if requested. Should you fail to do so, venue authorities may deny you entry and such instances are not liable for reschedules or refunds.
  • Please note the chosen time must be respected and latecomers would not be accommodated.
  • Discounted Tickets: Children aged 14 and under enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Skip The Line Guided Tour of Colosseum with Arena Access, Roman Forum & Palatine

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€49.19
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
Guided Tour
  • Enjoy a special entry tour through the Gladiator’s Gate with access to the Arena, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.
  • Your expert guide will take you through the Emperor's Box and Arena Floor - both highly exclusive parts of the Colosseum from where you get a bird’s eye view of the colossal structure.
  • The partial reconstruction of the Arena floor gives you a stunning view of the tiered ruins that hosted up to 80,000 spectators in its glory days.
  • Your tour guide will delve into the rich history of the Colosseum, followed by an immersive tour to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Infants carried in hand and children in strollers go free.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • German Guided Tour
  • Italian Guided Tour
  • French Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • Small-Group English Guided Tour
  • All members of your party must carry a valid ID to present it at the time of entry if requested. Should you fail to do so, venue authorities may deny you entry and such instances are not liable for reschedules or refunds.
  • On a few occasions, tour will begin with Roman Forum first and end at Colosseum.
  • For children who can walk and do not require to be carried or moved around in a stroller, a reduced price ticket needs to be purchased.
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Some sites visited lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight. We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Small Group Tour of Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

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€49
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
3 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Enjoy the company of a small, cozy tour group (25 guests or less), led by an expert tour guide.
  • Skip the long lines and head directly to security, and into the world's largest amphitheater.
  • Your guide will tell you all about the gladiator games that took place in the grand outdoor amphitheater.
  • In the next leg of the tour, venture into the Roman Forum along the Via Sacra.
  • The Roman Forum gives you a glimpse into life in Ancient Rome unlike any other site in Rome.
  • Finally, head over to Palatine Hill and bypass the long entry line with your skip-the-line tickets.
  • From the city’s best vantage point, see Palatine Hill, where Rome was originally founded.
  • Today, it lives on as an extensive archaeological site.
  • Explore the ruins of the Flavian Palace and Stadium of Domitian, as well as the legendary Hut of Romulus.
  • We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes as this tour involves a fair amount of walking.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Colosseum Underground Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Gladiator Arena

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€119
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
Guided Tour
  • Your skip-the-line access allows you to bypass winding ticketing queues and head right into the wondrous Colosseum.
  • With access to the Gladiator Arena, you'll listen to ancient gladiator tales as you walk along the first and second tiers of the Colosseum from your tour guide.
  • Head out to the Roman Forum, an old venue where public speeches, processions, and elections took place.
  • Explore the ancient ruins and palaces as you discover the historic Palatine Hill.

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • Guided Tour in English/Italian/German/Spanish/French
  • Underground Only - Guided Tour in English
  • Small-Group Guided Tour in English
  • Please make sure to carry a valid ID card as you won't be able to access this tour without it.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Colosseum by Night: Guided Tour with Access to the Arena Floor

€95
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
2 hr. - 2 hr. 30 min.
Guided Tour
  • Enjoy an after-dark tour of Rome's massive amphitheater in stunning lights and shadows
  • As you walk along the first and second tiers, your guide will share ancient gladiator tales for a fascinating insight into the Colosseum's glory days
  • These tickets give you exclusive entry to areas generally restricted to the public.
  • You'll also pass through cages where massive beasts were held before being released into the arena. It's much quieter this time of the day, so your small group of 25 or fewer members can take in the mysterious aura of the monument's underground tunnels
  • Next up is the Roman Forum. Although closed at this hour, you can go around the museums to a vantage point offering sweeping views of temples, basilicas, and vibrant public spaces
  • Reduced prices are available per date and experience chosen (more details on the booking page)
  • You must carry a valid photo ID with you - this is mandatory for entry
  • All members of your party must carry valid ID to present at the time of entry if requested. Should you fail to do so, venue authorities may deny you entry and such instances are not liable for reschedules or refunds.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Rome in a Day: Guided Tour of Vatican Museums & Colosseum with Sistine Chapel

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€99
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
9 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Skip the lines to the stunning Vatican museums and explore the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica (on Wednesdays, your visit to the Basilica will be replaced with a visit to the Vatican Library).
  • Head to the top of Palatine Hill for spectacular views of this ancient city.
  • At the Colosseum, your tour guide will offer intuitive commentary on the ancient. amphitheater and the larger-than-life shows that were hosted here.
  • Finish your 9-hour tour with a walk down the ancient path of the Roman Forum along the Via Sacra.
  • Visit the temple of Vesta, Antonino and Faustina, and the Basilica Julia and Aemilia while you’re here.
  • Please note that you will be able to visit the St. Peter’s Basilica on your own. Your guide will not take you inside, since direct access from Vatican Museum is not possible.
  • You can enjoy a break for a quick lunch (at your own expense) before heading to the second part of your semi-private tour.

This ticket has the following variants that you can choose from:

  • English-Guided Tour
  • Italian-Guided Tour
  • Spanish-Guided Tour
  • German-Guided Tour
  • French-Guided Tour
  • Portuguese-Guided Tour
  • Semi-Private English-Guided Tour
  • Please note that in case of unexpected closures of some of the areas inside the Museums, the guide may have to modify the itinerary slightly
  • Please note that you will be able to visit the St. Peter’s Basilica on your own. Your guide will not take you inside, since direct access from Vatican Museum is not possible.
  • Dress Code: In order to enter St .Peter's Basilica, one must abide by a dress code. Sleeveless blouses, miniskirts, shorts, and hats are not permitted. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Combo (Save 5%): Colosseum + Borghese Gallery Tickets

€43
€40.85
Save 5%
Mobile Ticket
  • Get a dose of history, art, and architecture with this combo ticket that saves you up to 5% as you visit both the Colosseum and the Borghese Gallery!
  • Inaugurated in 80 AD, the Colosseum was famous for gladiator fights, executions, and animal hunts.
  • Visit the Roman Forum, the hub of socio-economic life in Ancient Rome.
  • See Palatine Hill, from where you can take in unparalleled views of the city.
  • Enter the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on the same day as your Colosseum visit or the next day.
  • Your ticket also grants you access to the Borghese Gallery in Rome.
  • Admire amazing art collections curated by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Scipione Cardinal Borghese.
  • See Caravaggio's masterpieces like David with the Head of Goliath and Boy with a Basket of Fruit.
  • Don't miss seeing Raphael's The Deposition along with Bernini, sculptures like David and Apollo and Daphne.
  • Enjoy a stroll through the Villa Borghese and explore the gardens dotted with vibrant flowers in bloom.
  • You MUST carry valid ID with you and present it at the time of entry if requested. Should you fail to do so, venue authorities may deny you entry and such instances are not liable for reschedules or refunds.
  • The experience involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs; as such we recommend wearing comfortable attire and suitable walking shoes.
  • Quick tip: If you choose an afternoon slot to visit the Colosseum, you will not have enough time to visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on the same day. If you wish to end your visit on the same day, please arrange your visit to the Colosseum accordingly.

Borghese Gallery

  • Access to the museum is regulated with a mandatory exit at the end of each time slot so tickets are limited and sell out quickly. Tickets will not be available on-site for purchase, especially for same-day entry.
  • You may pick up your ticket only on the day of the event at the opening of the checkout counter an hour before the show (until the beginning of the same).
  • Entry is free for people who are physically challenged as well as their accompanying guardian (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Luggage storage is mandatory for items such as bags, backpacks, strollers or trolleys, umbrellas, selfie sticks, or other items whose danger or size is assessed by the security staff.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Combo (Save 5%): Tickets to Colosseum & Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel

from €48.50
€46.07
Save 5%
Mobile Ticket
Audio Guide
  • Don't miss the chance to get access to two iconic Roman treasures with one pocket-friendly ticket!
  • At the Vatican Museums, spend your time browsing through some of the most impressive art in the world.
  • Find here epoch-defining masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, da Vinci, and Titian, amongst others.
  • Spanning 54 galleries, the Vatican Museum includes the Gallery of Maps, Raphael’s Rooms, the Apollo del Belvedere, the Gallery of Tapestries, and more.
  • Gasp at the stunning frescoes that adorn the walls of the world-famous Sistine Chapel.
  • Enjoy access to the Colosseum, a landmark synonymous with Rome itself.
  • These timed tickets also give you access to the Roman Forum, the hub of socio-economic life in Ancient Rome, as well as the Palatine Hill, from where you can take in spectacular views of the city.
  • Tune in to a digital audio guide with introductory commentary about Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum.
  • You MUST carry a valid ID with you and present it at the time of entry if requested. Should you fail to do so, venue authorities may deny you entry and such instances are not liable for reschedules or refunds.
  • For visitors with mobility impairment, the Vatican Museums offer free wheelchair hire from the cloakroom.
  • Individuals with reduced mobility or disability along with one companion are eligible for free entry to both the attractions.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Colosseum Entry & Caracalla Baths Entry

€32
€30.40
Save 5%
Mobile Ticket
  • Get a sneak-peek into Ancient Rome with this money-saving combo ticket; enjoy access to the Colosseum and the Caracalla Baths!
  • The Colosseum was inaugurated in 80 AD, this arena was famous for gladiator fights, executions, and animal hunts.
  • Visit the Roman Forum, the hub of socio-economic life in Ancient Rome.
  • See Palatine Hill, from where you can take in unparalleled views of the city.
  • Enter the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on the same day as your Colosseum visit or the next day.
  • Your ticket also grants you access to the Caracalla Baths in south Rome, an ancient spa complex and bathhouse.
  • Explore the various sections of the Baths, which doubled as a social gathering location and gymnasium for the ancient Romans.
  • Entry into the Colosseum
  • Access to the Arena (optional)
  • Access to the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Access to the 1st and 2nd Floor of the Colosseum
  • Entry into the Caracalla Baths
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

A blood-thirsty crowd, an electric atmosphere, gladiators in a fight till death and a satisfied emperor — all amidst a towering, iconic structure, the Colosseum.

Braving volcanic eruptions, lightning, earthquakes, vandalism and general neglect over the centuries, the Colosseum in Rome stands as a landmark symbol of ancient Roman culture. Built sometime before 80 AD under the direction of Emperor Vespasian, the Colosseum was designed to be used as an amphitheatre for sporting events and entertainment.

Today, nearly 2000 years later, the Colosseum is one of the most-visited monuments in the world. With your Colosseum tickets, you can tour the length and breadth of this historic landmark. With your Colosseum tickets, you also get access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, which will allow you to get an in-depth understanding of ancient Rome.

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All Your Colosseum Ticket Options Explained

Colosseum - Skip-the-line Tickets

Skip-the-line Tickets

Duration: 2- 3 hours

  • These entry tickets provide skip-the-line access to the ancient landmark, allowing you to bypass long queues.
  • With this ticket, you can access and explore major parts of the Colosseum.
  • You can also enjoy access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.     
  • Depending on your ticket, you may get an audioguide or a guided tour to accompany you while you explore the Colosseum.

Recommended Tours:

Priority Entrance Tickets to Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Skip The Line Guided Tour of Colosseum with Arena Access, Roman Forum & Palatine

Colosseum Guided Tours

Guided Tours

Duration: 2-3 hours

  • The best way to understand ancient Roman history is by opting for a guided Colosseum tour.
  • Guided tours are available in English, German, Italian, Spanish and French.
  • The expert guide will accompany you along the way with interesting trivia about the history and construction of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine hill.

Recommended Tours

Small Group Tour of Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

Colosseum - Special Access Tickets

Special Access Tickets

Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours

  • A standard Colosseum ticket provides access to basic parts of the structure.
  • If you wish to truly explore all parts of the Colosseum open to the public, you can opt for tickets that provide additional access to special sections like the Underground, Arena and Belvedere.
  • You can explore the Underground, also known as the Hypogeum that is located under the entire structure; the Colosseum Arena, where all the sporting events and entertainment took place;and the Belvedere, which includes the 4th and 5th floors of the Colosseum.

Recommended Tours

Colosseum by Night: Guided Tour with Access to the Arena Floor

Colosseum Underground Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Gladiator Arena

Colosseum - combo tickets

Combo Tickets

Duration: Upto 9 hours

  • Combo offer tickets that allow you to enter and explore other popular attractions in Rome like the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel for a budget
  • While these tickets might be more expensive than one that provides access only to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill; however, they provide skip-the-line access and guided tours to some of the most-visited destinations in Rome, making them a great deal.
  • These day-long tours are the best option if you have limited time in the city and would like to visit all popular attractions.

Recommended Tours

Rome in a Day: Guided Tour of Vatican Museums & Colosseum with Sistine Chapel

Colosseum tickets discount

EU citizens between the age of 18-25 enjoy reduced pricing on their tickets on presentation of a valid ID.

Free entry into the Colosseum

EU and non-EU citizens under 18, along with permanent or contract-based teaching staff in Italian schools get free entry into the Colosseum on presentation of a valid ID.

What is the Best Way to Book Your Colosseum Tickets? Book Online Tickets

The best way to get hold of your Colosseum tickets is to buy them online. You will be able to get amazing deals and make advanced bookings. And, it also gives you a safe and limited contact experience with many additional benefits.

Convenience: You can skip the long queues and book your tickets with just a click. You’ll also get 24/7  customer service on phone, email, or chat. 

Advanced Reservation: You can plan your trip in advance and avoid any disappointments like tickets selling out.

Discounts: The Colosseum ticket prices start at €21. You can avail of some of the best discounts and book combo tours that allow you to visit popular attractions in Rome along with the ancient amphitheatre.

Safety: Online booking of tickets allow for safe transactions.

Which Colosseum Ticket Should You Choose?

1. If you’re short on time

If you’re pressed on time in Rome, your best bet would be to opt for Colosseum tickets that offer skip-the-line entry to not just the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, but also to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and/or St. Peter’s Basilica. This way, you can tour most of the major attractions in Rome in just a day.

2. If you’re on a budget

Look out for standard skip-the-line Colosseum tickets if you’re traveling on a budget. These tickets provide basic access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and include an audioguide to inform you about key aspects of these historic monuments.    

3. If you’re looking for a guided tour

Most tickets include a guided Colosseum tour. A professional, English-speaking tour guide will accompany you while you explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. You can also opt for tickets that include guided tours to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. 

4. If you’re looking to visit Vatican City

Some tickets offer access to not just the Colosseum, but extended access to Vatican City where you can visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica as well. You get guided Colosseum tours and skip-the-line access, allowing you to have an all-around Roman experience. 

5. If you wish to explore the Colosseum in-depth

The Colosseum has multiple special access zones like the Arena, Underground, and 3rd, 4th and 5th floors (also called the Belvedere). These are not accessible by the public with standard-issue tickets. You need to purchase Colosseum tickets that specifically provide access to areas like the Arena. Moreover, you cannot enter these areas solo; you would need to visit it with a professional tour guide.  

Explore the Colosseum

Arena
Underground
Belvedere
Colosseum Arena
What was the Colosseum Arena used for?

The Colosseum Arena was at the center of the amphitheater. It was where gladiators fought each other till death in front of royalty and thousands of Roman citizens.

Is the Colosseum Arena open to public?

Yes, the Colosseum Arena is open to public. However, it cannot be accessed by a standard Colosseum skip-the-line ticket. You need to opt for a guided Colosseum tour that offers access to special areas like the Arena and the Underground.

How can I buy tickets to the Colosseum Arena?

Standard skip-the-line Colosseum tickets do not provide access to zones like the Arena. You can, however, buy Colosseum guided tour tickets; only with a tour guide are you allowed access to the Arena.

Colosseum Underground
What was the Colosseum Underground used for?

When it was first constructed, the Colosseum Underground would accommodate fighters before their duel. Before they were called out for their fights, gladiators would wait in the cramped, dark space.

Is the Colosseum Underground open to public?

Yes, it is open to public but cannot be accessed through a standard Colosseum ticket. You will have to opt for a guided tour ticket. Only with a tour guide are you allowed to enter the Colosseum Underground section.

How can I buy tickets to the Colosseum Underground?

You need to purchase a guided Colosseum tour that offers special access to areas like the Underground and Arena. You cannot enter the Underground without a guided tour ticket.

What does a Colosseum Underground tour include?

A Colosseum Underground tour includes access to the Arena, the Underground section and a visit to the top floors newly opened for public. It is limited to the Colosseum and does not include a tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, though access is included in your ticket.

Colosseum Belvedere
Which floors come under the Colosseum Belvedere?

The 3rd, 4th and 5th tiers are considered to be a part of the Colosseum Belvedere.

How can I access the Colosseum Belvedere?

You can only access the Belvedere -- 3rd, 4th and 5th floors -- by opting for a guided tour of the Colosseum. Only tickets that specifically mention access to the Belvedere will grant you entry to the top floors.

Beyond the Colosseum

Roman Forum
Palatine Hill
Domus Aurea

Plan Your Visit to the Colosseum

Timings
Getting There
Entrances
Skip the Lines
Facilities
Eat
Stay
Nearby
Colosseum - timings
What are Colosseum hours?

Colosseum opening hours are from 9 AM to 4:30 PM throughout the week with the final entry at 3:30 PM. You can check Colosseum hours in detail here.

When is the Colosseum closed?

The Colosseum is open on all days of the year except for 25 December, and 1 January.

What is the best time to visit the Colosseum?

Owing to its popularity, the Colosseum experiences maximum crowds between June to September. To enjoy less crowds and pleasant weather, the best time to visit the Colosseum would be between November to March.

Colosseum - getting there
How do I get to the Colosseum in Rome?

The Colosseum is easily accessible by bus, tram, metro.

Can I take a bus to the Colosseum?

Yes. Buses 23, 280, 673, 716 can be taken to reach the Colosseum.

Can I take the metro to the Colosseum?

Yes, you can take the metro to the Colosseum. On Line B of Rome’s metro service, board a train till the stop ‘Colosseo’.

Where is the Colosseum located?

The Colosseum is located at: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy.

Colosseum - Entrances
Where is the Colosseum entrance?

The Colosseum entrance is located at Piazza del Colosseo.

What is the best way to enter the Colosseum?

Opt for skip-the-line tickets that offer guided tours of the Colosseum. Your tour guide will have arranged for your tickets and they will guide you past the long lines into the Colosseum.

Where can I enter the Roman Forum?

Entrance to the Roman Forum is located between the Colosseum and Piazza Venezia, at Vei dei Fori Imperiali.

How do I reach Palatine Hill?

You can access Palatine Hill from two points: there’s an entry near the south side of the Colosseum at Via di San Gregorio, or via a short climb from within the Roman Forum.

Colosseum - Skip the line
Can I get Colosseum skip-the-line tickets?

Yes. You can buy skip-the-line Colosseum tickets; these give you priority access to bypass the long lines at the entrances.

Do Colosseum guided tours include skip-the-line access?

Yes. If you opt for a Colosseum guided tour, you get skip-the-line access as well. You will not have to wait in long lines at the ticket counter since your tour guide will arrange for your tickets beforehand.

What can I access with Colosseum skip-the-line tickets?

Each skip-the-line ticket offers default access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. You can also opt for Colosseum skip-the-line tickets that provide access to the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and/or St. Peter’s Basilica as well.

Can I enter the Colosseum Arena or Underground with my skip-the-line tickets?

Not all Colosseum tickets provide access to special zones like the Underground or Arena. You will have to purchase tickets that specifically provide access to the Colosseum Arena, Underground, and 3rd, 4th and 5th floors. 

Colosseum - facilities
Colosseum - eat

There are no restaurants inside the Colosseum, however, there are a few dining options available at a walking distance:

  • La Licata: Enjoy some delicious breakfast pastries and coffee at the La Licata.
  • Al 42 Street Chef Gourmet: Enjoy some cooked to order Roman-style fast food at Al 42 Street Chef Gourmet.
  • Fatamorgana: Fancy a gelato? Head to Fatamorgana where you can enjoy a varied range of flavours. You will also find vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
  • Li Rioni: Located in view of the Colosseum, the Li Rioni iis a great place to fill up on some suppli and thin Roman-style pizza.
Colosseum - nearby
  • Mamertine Prison (1.5 km)
  • Basilica San Clemente (1.9 km)
  • Arch of Constantine (2.7 km)
  • The Basilica of the Santi Quattro Coronati (3 km)
  • Temple of Venus and Roma (3.6 km)

Frequently Asked Questions About Colosseum Tickets

Q. Are Colosseum tickets available online?

A. Yes. You can book your Colosseum tickets online.

Q. What do Colosseum tickets include?

A. A standard Colosseum ticket includes skip-the-line access to not just the Colosseum, but the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill as well. Depending on the experience you choose, you may get guided tours as part of the experience, or special access to the Colosseum Underground, Arena and Belvedere. 

Q. Are discounts available on Colosseum tickets?

A. Yes. EU citizens between the age of 18-25 get reduced pricing on their tickets on presentation of a valid ID. EU and non-EU citizens under the age of 18, along with permanent or contract-based teaching staff enjoy free entry into the Colosseum.

Q. Can I get skip-the-line tickets for the Colosseum?

A. Yes, you can purchase Colosseum skip-the-line tickets. These allow you to bypass the long lines and enter the Colosseum with priority access.

Q. What is the cancelation policy for Colosseum tickets?

A. It depends on the Colosseum ticket you choose to book. While some tickets offer a full refund on canceling tickets up to 48-72 hours in advance, for others there may be no refund available on cancelation. Please check before you make your reservation. 

Q. What is the maximum group size for guided Colosseum tours?

A. The Colosseum is accepting guided tour groups with a maximum of 10 guests.

Q. What are Colosseum opening hours?

A. Colosseum opening hours are now 9 AM to 4:30 PM throughout the week with the final entry at 3:30 PM.

Q. How do I access the Colosseum Arena, Underground and Belvedere?

A. You can access sections like the Arena, Underground and Belevedere only by opting for a guided Colosseum tour. These sections are not available for solo entries into the Colosseum.

Q. Do Colosseum tickets allow entry into the Vatican?

A. You will have to opt for specific Colosseum tickets that provide access to Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and/or St. Peter’s Basilica. Standard issue tickets only grant access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

Q. How long does it take to complete a Colosseum tour?

A. A complete tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine hill will take about 3 hours, with an hour dedicated to each landmark.