Colosseum & Roman Forum Tickets

Book Your Colosseum Tickets & Tours

Colosseum Tickets

Book Your Colosseum Tickets & Tours

Colosseum & Palatine Hill Tickets

Book Your Colosseum Tickets & Tours

Colosseum Tickets

Book Your Colosseum Tickets & Tours

Colosseum Tickets

Book Your Colosseum Tickets & Tours

Colosseum & Roman Forum Tickets

Book Your Colosseum Tickets & Tours

Colosseum Tickets

Book Your Colosseum Tickets & Tours

Colosseum & Palatine Hill Tickets

Book Your Colosseum Tickets & Tours

Colosseum Tickets

Book Your Colosseum Tickets & Tours

Colosseum Tickets

Book Your Colosseum Tickets & Tours

Colosseum & Roman Forum Tickets

Book Your Colosseum Tickets & Tours

Select Your Experience

Choose from multiple tickets, tours and combo options by verified operators
Priority Entrance Tickets to Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Priority Entrance Tickets to Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

from €21
€18
Save 14%
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
Audio Guide
  • Waltz past famously long ticketing queues with priority access to landmarks that are Rome's shining pride and glory - the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.
  • According to the ticket option chosen, you also get an intuitive audio guide accompanying you as you explore 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 city's best views. It was, after all, considered the most desirable neighborhood in all of Rome!
  • With maximum customizability available, choose the ticket option that best suits the explorer in you. You can upgrade to include full arena access or even the Mamertine Prison!

This tour has the following option you can choose from:

  • Fast Track Entry Tickets
  • Colosseum & Roman Forum with Multimedia Video
  • Fast Track Entry: Full Experience Ticket with Arena Access
  • Last Minute Entry Tickets + Audio-Video Device
  • Special Entry with Mamertine Prison, Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • 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.
  • 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.

Audio Guide

  • Pro Tip #1: Make sure to download the audio guide beforehand when you have access to WiFi.
  • Pro Tip #2: Bring your earphones for the best audio experience.
  • 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.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
Combo (Save 10%): Tickets to Colosseum & Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel

Combo (Save 10%): Tickets to Colosseum & Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel

from €49
€43.70
Save 10%
Mobile Ticket
Audio Guide
  • Don't miss the chance to get access to multiple iconic Roman treasures with one pocket-friendly ticket!
  • At the Vatican Museums, spend your time browsing through epoch-defining masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, da Vinci, and Titian, amongst others.
  • 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.
  • Also get 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.
  • Tip: Bring along snacks and a water bottle to your visit to the Vatican Museums – exploring 4.5 miles of distinguished art is no cakewalk!
  • Strict 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 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.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access to Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine

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

from
€39.90
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 an option 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.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • French Guided Tour
  • German Guided Tour
  • Tip: You won't find many areas with shade at the attractions so make sure to bring a sun hat with you.
  • 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.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
Arena Floor Special Access Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Arena Floor Special Access Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

from
€51.07
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 of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

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
  • Did you know? The arena floor is considered the main area in the Colosseum - the stage of the theatre. Stand where the gladiators used to!
  • 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.
  • On a few occasions, the 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.
  • 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

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

from
€52
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
3 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Want to combine an informative guided tour with a cozy experience? Choose this skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with a local guide and a small tour group (15 guests or less).
  • Your guide will tell you all about the ancient Roman past from the stories of the grand oval amphitheater.
  • In the next leg of the tour, venture into the Roman Forum along the Via Sacra and explore the ruins and temples situated there.
  • Finally, bypass the long entry line with your skip-the-line tickets and head over to Palatine Hill - the city’s best vantage point.
  • Explore the ruins of the Flavian Palace and Stadium of Domitian, as well as the legendary Hut of Romulus.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • French Guided Tour
  • German Guided Tour
  • Italian Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • Tip: If you're a Shakespeare fan, don't forget to visit the Temple of Caeser where Julius Caeser was cremated.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
Guided Tour of the Colosseum Underground with Roman Forum & Gladiator Arena

Guided Tour of the Colosseum Underground with Roman Forum & Gladiator Arena

from
€104
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.
  • Head to the Gladiator Arena, where you'll listen to tales about the ancient gladiators as you walk along the first and second tiers of the Colosseum with your tour guide.
  • Visit the famous Colosseum Underground with this special access ticket and
  • 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
  • English Guided Tour of Underground Only
  • Tip: Make sure to ask your guide about legends about the secret tunnels in the Colosseum Underground that used to connect to the outside world.
  • 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

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

€79
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

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

from
€99
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
9 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Head to the most renowned attractions in the Eternal City – Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, and Roman Forum and Palatine Hill – all in one tour divided into 2 parts!
  • Get skip-the-line guided access to admiring masterpieces by Renaissance maestros at the Vatican Museums followed by a visit to the Sistine Chapel.
  • You also get time to explore St. Peter's Basilica at your own pace. Note: 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 hosted here in the past.
  • Finish your 9-hour tour with a walk down the ancient path of the Roman Forum along the Via Sacra.
  • Fret not about hunger pangs! Enjoy a quick lunch (at your own expense) during the break between the first and second part of your tour.

This ticket has the following options 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
  • Tip: Don't miss checking out Pietà by Michelangelo in St. Peter's Basilica – one of the most famous sculptures to exist in the world.
  • 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 can visit St. Peter’s Basilica on your own. Your guide will not take you inside, since direct access from Vatican Museum is not possible.
  • Strict 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 11%): Colosseum + Borghese Gallery Tickets

Combo (Save 11%): Colosseum + Borghese Gallery Tickets

from €43
€38
Save 11%
Mobile Ticket
  • Get a dose of history, art, and architecture with this combo ticket as you visit the Colosseum and the Borghese Gallery!
  • Explore the 1st and 2nd floor of the Colosseum as you take in the ancient structure that is still the largest amphitheater in the world.
  • Visit the Roman Forum, the hub of socio-economic life in ancient Rome, and see Palatine Hill, from where you can take in unparalleled views of the city.
  • Your ticket also grants you access to the Borghese Gallery in Rome where you can admire world-famous art without getting stuck in big crowds.
  • Also, enjoy a stroll through the Villa Borghese and explore the gardens dotted with vibrant flowers in bloom.

Colosseum

  • 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.
  • 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 experience involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs; as such we recommend wearing comfortable attire and suitable walking shoes.

Borghese Gallery

  • Did you know? The main room ceiling seems to be much higher than it is owing to the intricately painted fresco by Rossi that has a fascinating three-dimensional quality to it.
  • 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).
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Built sometime before 80 AD under the direction of Emperor Vespasian, the Colosseum was designed to be used as an amphitheater for sporting events and entertainment. Today, nearly 2,000 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 as well as the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

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

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

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

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.
  • 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.

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 make advanced bookings and take advantage of amazing deals, along 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 the phone, by 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 amphitheater.

Safety: Online booking of tickets allow for safe transactions.

Which Colosseum Ticket Should You Choose?

1. If you’re short on time

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.

2. If you’re on a budget

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

3. If you’re looking for a guided tour

While on a guided Colosseum tour, a professional tour guide, fluent in the language of your choosing, will accompany you allowing you to truly understand the history and significance of the attraction.

4. If you’re looking to visit Vatican City

Some tickets offer access to the Vatican City along with Colosseum. With these tickets, you can visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica, 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 the Belvedere. These are not accessible by the public with standard-issue tickets. You need to purchase a guided tour that specifically provides access to these areas.

Explore the Colosseum

Arena
Underground
Colosseum Museum
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?

The Colosseum Underground served as a waiting room for fighters before their duel. It featured a system of tunnels with two major corridors and 80 vertical shafts to provide instant access to the arena.

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.

What is the Colosseum Musuem?

The Colosseum Museum, located on the second level of the amphitheater, is a museum where you can find artifacts that will help you explore the monument's history in depth.

What can one see at the Colosseum Musuem?

The Colosseum Museum has different exhibits that throw light on the architecture, and design, as well as the purpose, and historical and cultural significance.

Is the Colosseum Museum open to public?

Yes, the Colosseum Museum is open to all those visiting the Colosseum. The museum is accessible with your Colosseum entry tickets

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 Line
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.

More Reads

Colosseum

What's Colosseum?

Colosseum Night tour

Colosseum Night Tour

Colosseum - Recommended Route

Recommended Route