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 www.coopculture.it.
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: http://www.coopculture.it/ticket.cfm?office=Colosseo&id=2
Telephone: Info e prenotazioni 0039 06 39967700 (lunedì-venerdì 9-17/ sabato 9-14)
Web site: http://archeoroma.beniculturali.it/siti-archeologici/colosseo
Web site: www.coopculture.it/heritage.cfm?id=2#
Accessible to disabled people
Audio guide in different language
Hygienic Facilities for Disabled
Multilingual guided visits
08.30 - 16.30 from the last Sunday of October to February 15th
08.30 - 17.00 from February 16th to March 15th
08.30 - 17.30 from March 16th to last Saturday of March
08.30 - 19.15 from the last Sunday of March to August 31st
08.30 - 19.00 from September 1st to September 30th
08.30 - 18.30 from October 1st to October 24th
Last admission 1 hour before closing time
2 June: 1.30 - 7.15 pm
Closed: January 1, December 25
Please note: for security reasons it is strictly forbidden to enter with backpacks, camping, bulky bags and luggage/trolley. Medium and small size backpacks can be introduced and must be screened by metal detectors, as any other bag. They must be opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection.
Due to new security measures it is necessary to arrive at least 30 minutes before the reservation at the ticket desk.