It may be two thousand years old but the Colosseum is still the symbol of the eternal city, every year drawing thousands of visitors, meaning long queues and an endless wait.

In order to avoid the problem, a ticket may be purchased in advance through the tourist contact centre, by phoning +39 060608 or visiting the website

Or alternatively by buying one of two tourist cards: the “Roma Pass” which is valid for three days and entitles holders to free admission and no-queue entrance for the first two museums and to free travel throughout Rome, or the “Archeologia Card” which is valid for 7 days and allows free entry into each of the following sites:  Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Terme di Diocleziano (Baths of Diocletian), the Colosseum, the Palatine, Terme di Caracalla (Caracalla Baths), Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella. TO BE SEEN: The Palatine, Roman Forum, Domus Aurea, Arch of Constatine, House of Augustus, House of Livia.


Piazza del Colosseo

Online purchase:

Telephone: Info e prenotazioni 0039 06 39967700 (lunedì-venerdì 9-18/ sabato 9-14)

Web site:

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Accessible to disabled people

Audio Guide


Hygienic Facilities for Disabled


January 2 - February 15: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm;
February 16 to March 15: 8.30 am - 5.00 pm;
March 16 - last Saturday of March: 8.30 am - 5.30 pm;
last Sunday of March- August 31: 8.30 am - 7.15 pm;
September 1 to September 30: 8.30 am - 7.00 pm;
October 1 - last Saturday of October: 8.30 am - 6.30 pm;
Last Sunday of October - December 31: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm;

2 June: 1.30 - 7.15 pm;

Last admission 1 hour before closing time.

Closed: January 1, May 1, December 25

Colosseum Night Opening
Each Friday from the 4th July:
the Coliseum will be open to the public from 19.00 to 22.00 (last admission 21.00) with ticket fee. Reservations at +39 06 399 67 700.

Roman Forum/Palatine Hill
On 16th and 17th September 2014:
open from 8.30 am to 5pm, last entrance at 3.30pm