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Guided Tours

Colosseum Express Guided Tour

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€45
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
  • Join this 1-hour express tour for a time-efficient experience, perfect to jump straight into the action and tick off a bucket list item!
  • Don't waste time in long ticketing queues and make the most of your guided exploration of the Colosseum in English, Spanish, Italian, French or German.
  • This family-friendly tour offers headsets for larger group sizes, encompassing facts that will capture the imaginations of both kids and adults.
  • Learn about the amphitheater's history and the epic tale of the Gladiatorial games, humanity's grandest spectacle, in the largest and most expensive event ever.
  • Join this 1-hour express tour for a time-efficient experience, perfect to jump straight into the action and tick off a bucket list item!
  • Don't waste time in long ticketing queues and make the most of your guided exploration of the Colosseum in English, Spanish, Italian, French or German.
  • This family-friendly tour offers headsets for larger group sizes, encompassing facts that will capture the imaginations of both kids and adults.
  • Learn about the amphitheater's history and the epic tale of the Gladiatorial games, humanity's grandest spectacle, in the largest and most expensive event ever.

Inclusions

  • 1-hour guided tour of the Colosseum
  • Skip-the-line entry tickets
  • English, Spanish, Italian, French or German-speaking guide
  • Charismatic local expert
  • Headsets

Exclusions

  • Entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Access to the Colosseum underground, arena floor, or upper floors
  • Tip: Keep some time free after your tour to take some EPIC photos from the Colle Oppio Park.
  • 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 that the Colosseum will be closed on December 25 and January 1.
  • Please note that this tour does not include access to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum.
  • Express tours run on a tight schedule, so be sure to familiarize yourself with the meeting point and arrive on time.
  • Comfy shoes are a must when visiting the Colosseum – those ancient steps can get pretty steep!
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours

Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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€39.45
Mobile Ticket
3 hr.
  • On this guided tour, bypass queues efficiently to make the most of your time exploring the Colosseum, and even visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Expert guides will transport you back in time with captivating storytelling in 6 language options, unraveling the ancient secrets at these sites.
  • Step into the extraordinary world of the Colosseum, where history comes alive amidst its breathtaking architecture and legendary stories.
  • Get ready to uncover the past, create memories, and be part of history in ancient public spaces as you make your way through the Roman Forum.
  • Stand atop Palatine Hill and take in awe-inspiring panoramas of Rome, an unforgettable backdrop that adds a touch of magic to your journey to the past.
  • On this guided tour, bypass queues efficiently to make the most of your time exploring the Colosseum, and even visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Expert guides will transport you back in time with captivating storytelling in 6 language options, unraveling the ancient secrets at these sites.
  • Step into the extraordinary world of the Colosseum, where history comes alive amidst its breathtaking architecture and legendary stories.
  • Get ready to uncover the past, create memories, and be part of history in ancient public spaces as you make your way through the Roman Forum.
  • Stand atop Palatine Hill and take in awe-inspiring panoramas of Rome, an unforgettable backdrop that adds a touch of magic to your journey to the past.

Inclusions

  • 3-hour tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, & Palatine Hill
  • Expert local guide (English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese or German)
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum floors 1 and 2
  • Entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Headphones
  • Group of up to 18 people

Exclusions

  • Access to the Colosseum underground, arena floor, or upper floors
  • Tip: Visiting in the summer months? Be sure to bring a bottle of water with you and make use of the free water fountains dotted around the area.
  • The tour covers all 3 sites. However, the order of sites visited may be subject to change.
  • The Palatine and Forum are a single site, and there is no option to skip the line. When entering these sites with a guide, there might be a slight delay.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, pram/stroller users or baby carriages, and people with mobility issues.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Priority Entry Tickets

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€25.50
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
Audio Guide
  • Unlock 3 landmarks that are Rome's shining pride and glory – the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.
  • Multiple ticket options let you add on an intuitive audio guide or entry to Mamertine Prison as you discover the bloody past of Rome with priority access to the Colosseum.
  • Venture into ancient life at the Roman Forum. Stumble upon the Temple of Antoninus Pius, Temple of Saturn, Arch of Septimius Severus, and more.
  • At Palatine Hill, you'll be privy to some of the city's best views. It was, after all, considered the most desirable neighborhood in all of Rome!
  • Benefit from maximum customizability! You can even choose between a multi-media video, Rome city guide or a digital audio guide.
  • Unlock 3 landmarks that are Rome's shining pride and glory – the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.
  • Multiple ticket options let you add on an intuitive audio guide or entry to Mamertine Prison as you discover the bloody past of Rome with priority access to the Colosseum.
  • Venture into ancient life at the Roman Forum. Stumble upon the Temple of Antoninus Pius, Temple of Saturn, Arch of Septimius Severus, and more.
  • At Palatine Hill, you'll be privy to some of the city's best views. It was, after all, considered the most desirable neighborhood in all of Rome!
  • Benefit from maximum customizability! You can even choose between a multi-media video, Rome city guide or a digital audio guide.

Inclusions

  • Timed, flexible, or skip-the-line entry to: (based on the option you choose)

  • Special access to Colosseum Arena (optional)
  • 25-min multi-media video on Ancient Rome (optional)
  • 90-min walking tour of Rome (optional)
  • Entry to the Mamertine Prison (optional)
  • Digital audio guide in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian & Chinese (optional)
  • Access to current exhibitions at Colosseum, Palatine Hill, & Roman Forum (optional)
  • Assistance at meeting point

Exclusions

  • Expert guide
  • Access to the Colosseum underground, arena floor, or upper floors
  • Tip: While exploring Palatine Hill, the Farnese Gardens offer a peaceful escape from the crowds. Beautifully manicured terraces, statues, and panoramic views of the Roman Forum and Colosseum await.
  • The digital audio guide is available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Chinese.
  • Families with children will be escorted to the entrance of the Roman Forum
  • Please note that timed priority entry is only available at the Colosseum, but the tickets for the Forum and Palatine will remain valid for an additional 24 hours after the Colosseum entry time selected during booking.
  • Please note that you may be allotted time slots from 30 mins before to 2 hours after your selected time slot, depending on availability.
  • The tickets for the Palatine and Forum will remain valid for an additional 24 hours after the Colosseum entry time selected during booking.
  • 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.
  • It is mandatory to carry a valid ID or passport with you and present it at the time of entry if requested.
  • The security check can take 30 mins or more. To make the process quicker, please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours

Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Guided Tour with Arena Floor Access

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€64.60
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
  • Visit multiple Roman hotspots in one go with this guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill with exclusive access to the Arena.
  • Skip ticketing queues and march into the Arena just like the gladiators did, stopping only to admire the Arch of Constantine.
  • Explore and learn about the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill in-depth, with expert multilingual guides telling you everything.
  • Not a fan of crowds? Upgrade your experience to enjoy a small group tour with an expert English guide and no more than 15 guests.
  • Visit multiple Roman hotspots in one go with this guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill with exclusive access to the Arena.
  • Skip ticketing queues and march into the Arena just like the gladiators did, stopping only to admire the Arch of Constantine.
  • Explore and learn about the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill in-depth, with expert multilingual guides telling you everything.
  • Not a fan of crowds? Upgrade your experience to enjoy a small group tour with an expert English guide and no more than 15 guests.

Inclusions

  • 2.5 - 3.5hrs tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum floors 1 and 2
  • Access to the Colosseum arena floor
  • Entry to the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Expert multilingual guide
  • Headsets

Exclusions

  • Access to the Colosseum underground or upper floors
  • Pro Tip: Visiting during summer? Bring a water bottle and use the free water fountains dotted around the area.
  • The guided tour is available in English, Spanish, Italian, French, or German.
  • Everyone must carry valid IDs.
  • Some things are worth the wait, like the Palatine and Forum that don't offer skip-the-line access.
  • Luggage and large backpacks are not allowed inside the Colosseum.
  • The experience is not accessible by wheelchair, pram/stroller baby carriage, or people with mobility issues.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours

Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Small-Group Guided tour

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€57.60
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Mobile Ticket
3 hr.
  • Enjoy personalized and intimate experience on a small-group tour that lets you fully immerse in the rich history of 3 of Rome's architectural wonders.
  • Beat the crowds and skip the lines to the Colosseum. Dive straight into the action and get to appreciate the intricate details up close!
  • Be entertained and enlightened by passionate guides who will reveal the hidden legends of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.
  • Savor picture perfect moments and sweeping panoramic views from the city's best vantage points at the Palatine Hill.
  • Enjoy personalized and intimate experience on a small-group tour that lets you fully immerse in the rich history of 3 of Rome's architectural wonders.
  • Beat the crowds and skip the lines to the Colosseum. Dive straight into the action and get to appreciate the intricate details up close!
  • Be entertained and enlightened by passionate guides who will reveal the hidden legends of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.
  • Savor picture perfect moments and sweeping panoramic views from the city's best vantage points at the Palatine Hill.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum floors 1 and 2
  • Entry to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • Small-group tour (15 guests or less)
  • Expert & charismatic local tour guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (making sure you don't miss a beat!)

Exclusions

  • Access to the Colosseum underground, arena floor, or upper floors
  • Tip: At the Roman Forum, ask your guide about the ancient religious practices in the House of the Vestal Virgins, once occupied by priestesses who tended the sacred fire of Vesta.
  • All members of your party must carry a 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.
  • The Palatine and Forum is a combined site, with no possibility to skip the line, you may face a delay when entering these sites with the guide... but hey, sometimes the best things in life are worth waiting for!
  • The tour covers all 3 sites. However, the order of sites visited may be subject to change.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo (Save 5%): Colosseum + Vatican Museums Guided Tour

from €98.45
€93.53

5% off

Mobile Ticket
  • Save big with this combo ticket and visit 2 must-see spots in the Eternal City with an expert tour guide.
  • Explore the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built, while listening to your tour guide relay stories about its past in the language of your choice.
  • Look at the most renowned Roman sculptures and paintings at Vatican Museums. Get up and close with masterpieces from the Renaissance period.
  • Visit 54 galleries in the Vatican Museums and get a chance to see some of the most impressive art collections in the world.
  • Save big with this combo ticket and visit 2 must-see spots in the Eternal City with an expert tour guide.
  • Explore the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built, while listening to your tour guide relay stories about its past in the language of your choice.
  • Look at the most renowned Roman sculptures and paintings at Vatican Museums. Get up and close with masterpieces from the Renaissance period.
  • Visit 54 galleries in the Vatican Museums and get a chance to see some of the most impressive art collections in the world.

Inclusions

Colosseum

  • 3-hour tour
  • Expert & charismatic local guide
  • Entry to the Colosseum floors 1 and 2
  • Entry to the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Vatican Museums

  • 2.5-hour tour
  • Expert & charismatic local guide
  • Entry to the Vatican Museums
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel

Exclusions

Colosseum

  • Access to the Colosseum underground, arena floor, or upper floors

Vatican Museums

  • Entry to St. Peter's Basilica

Colosseum

  • Tip: Save some time to visit ancient Rome's largest temple, located right at the eastern edge of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum – the Temple of Venus and Roma.
  • For safety and security reasons, no large backpacks or pieces of luggage are allowed inside the Colosseum. No storage facility is available. You can, however, take a baby stroller into the Colosseum with you, should it be necessary.

Vatican Museums

  • Tip: Keep your cameras ready to capture the dizzyingly stunning spiral Bramante Staircase in the museum.
  • For visitors with mobility impairment, the Vatican Museums offer free wheelchair hire from the cloakroom.
  • Strict Dress Code: Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for all guests.
  • Please 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.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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City Tours

Colosseum Tickets with Virtual Reality Experience

€63.90
€57.51

10% off

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
2 hr.
Audio Guide
  • Experience the Roman Colosseum like never before on this unique VR tour with access to the Colosseum, and entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Put on your Oculus VR glasses and tour the mysterious dungeons that lay underground before listening to the roar of the crowds and gladiators on your way to the arena.
  • Tune in to interesting commentary as your multilingual audio guide engages you through your exploration of ancient Rome.
  • After your VR tour, wander the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill at your own pace. Keep an eye out for temples, ancient graffiti, and hidden passages!
  • Experience the Roman Colosseum like never before on this unique VR tour with access to the Colosseum, and entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Put on your Oculus VR glasses and tour the mysterious dungeons that lay underground before listening to the roar of the crowds and gladiators on your way to the arena.
  • Tune in to interesting commentary as your multilingual audio guide engages you through your exploration of ancient Rome.
  • After your VR tour, wander the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill at your own pace. Keep an eye out for temples, ancient graffiti, and hidden passages!

Inclusions

  • Entry to the Colosseum floors 1 and 2
  • Oculus VR headsets
  • English-speaking assistant for the VR headset
  • Multilingual audio guide in 6 languages (with integrated 3D reconstruction)
  • Entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Exclusions

  • Access to the Colosseum underground, arena floor, or upper floors
  • Tip: The Neronian Cryptoporticus is a hidden underground passage that connected Palatine Hill to the Colosseum, offering a glimpse into the architecture and engineering of the time.
  • Please note that the Virtual Reality experience is held outside the Colosseum for safety reasons.
  • 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.
  • The following are not allowed inside the Colosseum: Luggage, large backpacks.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, pram/stroller users or baby carriages, people with mobility issues.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and must carry a valid ID card.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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  • Explore two of Rome's most iconic monuments with a single, money-saving combo ticket.
  • Get entry to the 1st and 2nd floors of the Colosseum, where you can explore this awe-inspiring structure in its complete glory.
  • Wear your audio guide and begin your venture into history as you pass from one attraction to the next.
  • You also get to visit the Roman Forum, the hub of socio-economic life in Ancient Rome, as well as the Palatine Hill, from where you can take in unparalleled views of the city.
  • While your ticket to the Colosseum is timed, you can enter the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill on the same day as your Colosseum visit or the next day.
  • Later, head over to Castel Sant'Angelo and see the Mausoleum of Hadrian, a historical monument that is about 2000 years old.
  • Step back in time, explore the castle at your own pace, and learn about Roman history.
  • Marvel at the ancient roman architecture, sculptures, art, and weaponry at its best.
  • Take in the breathtaking, panoramic views of Rome from the terrace of the building.
  • Explore two of Rome's most iconic monuments with a single, money-saving combo ticket.
  • Get entry to the 1st and 2nd floors of the Colosseum, where you can explore this awe-inspiring structure in its complete glory.
  • Wear your audio guide and begin your venture into history as you pass from one attraction to the next.
  • You also get to visit the Roman Forum, the hub of socio-economic life in Ancient Rome, as well as the Palatine Hill, from where you can take in unparalleled views of the city.
  • While your ticket to the Colosseum is timed, you can enter the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill on the same day as your Colosseum visit or the next day.
  • Later, head over to Castel Sant'Angelo and see the Mausoleum of Hadrian, a historical monument that is about 2000 years old.
  • Step back in time, explore the castle at your own pace, and learn about Roman history.
  • Marvel at the ancient roman architecture, sculptures, art, and weaponry at its best.
  • Take in the breathtaking, panoramic views of Rome from the terrace of the building.

Inclusions

  • Access to the Colosseum
  • Access to the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Access to the 1st and 2nd floors of the Colosseum
  • Access to Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Booking and handling fee

Exclusions

  • Guide accompanying you on the tour.
  • Access to Colosseum's 4th and 5th floors or the Underground.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Roman Colosseum Tickets & Tours Explained

Step into the glorious past of ancient Rome at the Colosseum by choosing from a range of ticket options designed to cater to your preferences. Whether you're a history buff, traveling with family, or seeking an immersive experience, our carefully curated tours provide the ideal way to explore this iconic landmark. If you are in Rome for a short duration, our skip-the-line tickets and combo tickets may be the best bet for you.

Still unsure about which is the best experience for you? Find out the best ticket options available that can help you unearth the rich history and captivating stories that make the Colosseum a symbol of ancient grandeur, your way.

Why Visit Colosseum, Rome?

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  • Historical significance: The Colosseum is one of the most iconic symbols of the Roman Empire. It provides a glimpse into the past and allows you to understand the grandeur of the Roman civilization.
  • Architectural marvel: The Colosseum is an architectural masterpiece. Despite being built nearly 2000 years ago, it remains one of the largest amphitheaters in the world, showcasing the advanced engineering skills of the ancient Romans.
  • Cultural experience: The Colosseum, along with the entire historic center of Rome, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This means it's recognized for its outstanding universal value.
  • Photographic opportunity: The Colosseum is one of the most photographed sites in the world. Its grand structure provides a stunning backdrop for memorable photos.

Which Colosseum Ticket is Best for You?

Colosseum - Skip-the-line Tickets

If You are Short on Time

Go for: Skip-the-line tickets
Duration: 2- 3 hours
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access: Yes
Underground, Arena & Belvedere Access: No
Guide: Audioguide

  • These entry tickets provide skip-the-line access, allowing you to bypass long queues.
  • Take advantage of the audioguide to enrich your experience with historical context and interesting facts.

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Colosseum Skip-the-Line tickets

If You are on a Budget

Go for: Skip-the-Line ticket
Duration: 2- 3 hours
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access: Yes
Underground, Arena & Belvedere Access: No
Guide: Audioguide

  • These tickets provide skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.
  • These tickets include an audioguide that will educate you about key aspects of these historic monuments.

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Colosseum express tours

If You are Travelling with Kids

Go for: Express tour
Duration: 1 hour
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access: No
Underground, Arena & Belvedere Access: No
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • Express tours are shorter in duration and focus on the major highlights of the Colosseum, making them perfect for families with kids.
  • A professional guide will accompany you, providing fascinating insights in a kid-friendly manner.

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1-Hour Express Guided Tour of the Colosseum

Colosseum small group tours

If You Are a Solo Traveler

Go for: Small-Group tour
Duration: 3 hours
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access: Yes
Underground, Arena & Belvedere Access: Depends on the specific tour
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • Small group tours provide personalized and interactive experiences. With fewer people, you can engage more with your guide and explore the landmark's history and architecture in depth.
  • Access the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and gain a deeper insight into ancient Rome.

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Colosseum Guided Tours

If You are a History Buff

Ticket type: Guided tours
Duration: 2-3 hours
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access: Yes
Underground, Arena & Belvedere Access: Yes, depending on the ticket
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • Enjoy a comprehensive and in-depth experience of the Colosseum with the help of a professional tour guide who will accompany you, allowing you to truly understand the history and significance of the attraction.
  • Guided tours are available in English, German, Italian, Spanish, and French.

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Colosseum - Special Access Tickets

If You Want to Explore In-Depth

Ticket type: Special access tour
Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access: Depends on the specific tour
Underground, Arena & Belvedere Access: Yes, but check the ticket to know which parts are included.
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • Access to special zones like the Underground, the Colosseum Arena, and the Belvedere, allowing a more in-depth exploration of the Colosseum.
  • A professional tour guide will accompany you, enriching your experience with historical context and interesting facts.

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Colosseum night tour

If You Are Looking for an After-Hours Tour

Ticket type: Colosseum night tour
Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access: No
Underground, Arena & Belvedere Access: Depending on the ticket
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • Explore the Colosseum under the stars with the help of a professional guide, who will provide historical context about the amphitheater.
  • The night tours provide access to special zones like the Underground, Arena, and the Belvedere, which are not accessible with standard-issue tickets.

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Colosseum - combo tickets

If You Want to Explore Beyond

Ticket type: Combo tours
Duration: Upto 9 hours
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access: Yes
Underground, Arena & Belvedere Access: Depends on the specific combo tour
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • Explore other popular attractions in Rome along with the Colosseum, such as the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica, allowing you to have an all-around Roman experience at a budgeted price.
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access and guided tours to some of the most-visited destinations in Rome.

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Colosseum Tickets Discount

  • EU citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 enjoy reduced pricing on their tickets on presentation of a valid ID.
  • 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.

Cancelation Policy

Most Colosseum tickets can be canceled 24-72 hours before the experience begins. However, combo tickets cannot be canceled or rescheduled. Please check your ticket for details at the time of booking.

Explore the Colosseum

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Belvedere
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Colosseum Belvedere Tickets

The 3rd, 4th, and 5th tiers are considered part of the Colosseum Belvedere. The uppermost level of the Colosseum, you will be able to enjoy panoramic views of Rome and the inside of the amphitheater from here. Historically, it was where the general public sat, farthest from the action but still part of the spectacle. The Belvedere was reopened to the public in 2017 after a long closure period for safety reasons.

Now, visitors can ascend to this level as part of a guided tour that specifically mentions access to the Belvedere.

Plan Your Visit to the Colosseum

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  • Book in advance: The Colosseum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Rome, and tickets can sell out quickly, especially during peak tourist season. To ensure you get a spot, it's best to book your tickets in advance.
  • Consider a guided tour: A guided tour of the Colosseum can provide valuable historical context and interesting facts that you might miss if you visit on your own. Some tours also offer skip-the-line privileges, which can save you a lot of time.
  • Check for combo tickets: Often, tickets to the Colosseum also include entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. This can be a cost-effective way to see multiple attractions in one day.
  • Dress appropriately: Remember that the Colosseum is an outdoor attraction and can be hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Wear comfortable shoes as you'll be walking on uneven ancient surfaces, and bring a hat and sunscreen for protection from the sun.
  • Stay hydrated: There are water fountains inside the Colosseum where you can refill a water bottle for free, which will help you stay hydrated throughout your visit.
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.
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  • Mamertine Prison: Located 1.5 km away, the Mamertine Prison, also known as Tullianum, was a prison (carcer) located in the Comitium in ancient Rome.
  • Basilica San Clemente: Located 1.9 km away, this is a Roman Catholic minor basilica dedicated to Pope Clement I located in Rome.
  • Arch of Constantine: Located 2.7 km away, this is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312.
  • The Basilica of the Santi Quattro Coronati: Located 3 km away, the church dates back to the 4th (or 5th) century and is devoted to four anonymous saints and martyrs.
  • Temple of Venus and Roma: This is thought to have been the largest temple in Ancient Rome. Located on the Velian Hill, between the eastern edge of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, it was dedicated to the goddesses Venus Felix and Roma Aeterna.

Beyond the Colosseum

Roman Forum
Palatine Hill
Domus Aurea

Frequently Asked Questions About Colosseum Tickets

How much is a ticket to the Colosseum?

The starting price for Colosseum tickets is €19. This typically includes skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Prices may vary based on additional features like guided tours or access to special areas like the Underground, the Colosseum Arena, and the Belvedere.

How to book tickets to the Colosseum?

You can purchase tickets to the Colosseum online or at the venue. Online purchasing allows you to skip the long queues at the ticket office. Additionally, some tickets offer combined access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, providing a more comprehensive experience.

Why should I book Colosseum tickets online?

Booking Colosseum tickets online offers several advantages:
- Skip the lines: The Colosseum is a popular tourist attraction, and during peak seasons, the lines can be quite extensive. By purchasing tickets in advance online, you can bypass the ticket lines and save valuable time during your visit.
- Guaranteed entry: Finally, during peak season, walk-in tickets may not be available, and by having tickets booked and ready before your trip, your entry to the site will be ensured.
- Choose from various options: You can also plan for your experience by choosing the type of experience best suited for you, be it a guided tour, or an after-hours tour. You can also book combo tours to visit popular attractions in Rome.
- Discounts & offers: By booking online, you can also avail of some of the best discounts and special offers not available at the ticket office.
- Customer service: You’ll also get 24/7  customer service on the phone, by email, or chat, allowing you to resolve any issues quickly.

What do Colosseum tickets include?

A standard Colosseum ticket includes skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, but the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Depending on the experience you choose, you may get guided tours as part of the experience, or special access to the Underground, the Colosseum Arena, and the Belvedere.

Are discounts available on Colosseum tickets?

Yes, EU citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 can avail of reduced pricing on their tickets on the 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.

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

Yes, you can purchase Colosseum skip-the-line tickets. These allow you to bypass the long lines and enter the Colosseum with priority access. Some of the best skip-the-line ticket options we offer include:
- Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
- Priority Entry Tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

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

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.

Do Colosseum tickets allow entry into the Vatican?

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.

What is the cancelation policy for Colosseum tickets?

The cancellation policy depends on the type of ticket you choose to book. While some tickets offer a full refund on canceling tickets up to 48-72 hours in advance, others may not offer a refund upon cancellation. Please check the specific terms before you make your reservation.

What are Colosseum opening hours?

Colosseum opening hours are now 9 AM to 7:15 PM throughout the week with the final entry at 6:15 PM.

How long does it take to complete a Colosseum tour?

A complete tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill typically takes about 3 hours, with approximately an hour dedicated to each landmark.