Out of the 80 entrances of the Colosseum, 76 were reserved for the general public. The remaining 4 were known as the Grand Entrances, namely, the North Gate, the South Gate, the Gate of Life, and the Gate of Death. During gladiator games, the gladiators entered the arena through the Gate of Life and if they survived, exited through it. Those who were wounded or killed were taken out of the stadium through the Gate of Death. During the visit, you will be able to enter the Colosseum through the Gate of Life, which is today dubbed the "Gladiator's Gate", allowing you to experience what it might have been like to enter the amphitheater packed with spectators.
Follow in the footsteps of ancient gladiators by walking on the partially reconstructed Arena floor. This unique experience provides a distinct perspective of the massive amphitheater and allows you to envision the magnitude of the events once held here. Imagine the roar of the crowd and the tension of the spectacles as you stroll across the sand-strewn platform, and you'll truly appreciate the Colosseum's Arena as the epicenter of Roman public life. However, it's important to remember that very little of the original arena floor remains today; what you will be walking on is a partially reconstructed section of the floor.
Take in the grandeur of the Colosseum's architecture while standing at its heart. From the Arena, you can truly appreciate the intricate design of the remaining walls, the structural order of the seating areas, and the immense scale of the amphitheater. This unique perspective offers profound insight into the sophistication and grandeur of Roman engineering. While the image of the Colosseum from the outside is iconic, experiencing the architecture from the inside out is an opportunity not to be missed..
The Colosseum Arena is the central stage of the Colosseum, an ancient Roman amphitheater in Rome, Italy. Constructed primarily with a wooden floor and covered in sand, it functioned as the primary venue for gladiatorial contests, public spectacles, and dramas based on Classical mythology during the Roman Empire.
Tickets can usually be purchased online or at the ticket office on-site. However, buying in advance is recommended to avoid long queues. It will also allow you the opportunity to see all the different ticket types that are available and choose the best one suited for your Colosseum visit.
Prices for Colosseum tickets that include Arena access can vary, typically starting at €54, depending on the type of tour selected. For the most accurate and up-to-date pricing information, please check our website.
The Colosseum Arena is accessible to the public, but access may be restricted to those who have booked tickets that provide access to this section. Do purchase your tickets in advance, as entry to the specific areas inside the Colosseum is often limited to manage the number of people and preserve the site.
Ticket cancellation or change policies can vary. Most Colosseum Arena tours allow you to cancel up to 48 hours in advance to get a full refund. Ensure that you check for the cancelation policy beforehand.