The construction of the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire was started by Vespasian in 72 AD. This building was planned to change the relationship between power and people from then on: entertainment and distraction offered to the populace for free.

Colosseo, interno

Colosseo, interno

It was used for gladiator fights and hunting simulations involving ferocious and exotic animals. The capacity is estimated around 70.000 people; the shows became occasions to impress and control the people through an unforeseen display of astonishing special effects. Today it is possible to visit and understand how the underground theatrical system worked, with hoists, ramps and trapdoors, in order to present the animals, gladiators and scenery machineries to an overwhelmed crowd. Find out the unbelievable engineering techniques that allowed ancient Romans to complete this massive structure, that has reached us today, in less than 10 years.

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 visiting the website www.coopculture.it.

Or alternatively by buying the tourist card “Roma Pass” which entitles holders to free admission and no-queue entrance for the first two museums and to free travel throughout Rome.

Address

Piazza del Colosseo

Online purchase: www.coopculture.it/ticket.cfm?office=Colosseo&id=2

Telephone: Info 0039 06 39967700

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParcoColosseo

Web site: www.isromantique.it/categorie/colosseo_6/&set=0&l=2&p=6

Web site: www.coopculture.it/heritage.cfm?id=2#

Web site: http://colosseo.beniculturali.it/it/1/home

Services

Accessible to disabled people

Audio Guide

Audio guide in different language

Bookshop

Guided Visits

Hygienic Facilities for Disabled

Multilingual guided visits

Hours

08.30 - 16.30
from January 2 to February 15
last admission at 15.30

08.30 - 17.00
from February 16 to March 15
last admission at16.00

08.30 - 17.30
from March 16 to last Saturday of March
last admission at 16.30

08.30 - 19.15
from the last Sunday of March to August 31
last admission at 18.15

08.30 - 19.00
from September 1 to September 30
last admission at 18.00

08.30 - 18.30
from October 1 to last Saturday of October
last admission at 17.30

08.30 - 16.30
from the last Sunday of October to December 31
last admission at 15.30

Last admission 1 hour before closing time
Closed: December 25, January 1

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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.To facilitate the security checks please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray.
It is forbidden to access the monument with bottles and glasses containers, alcholic beverages and spray cans.

Due to new security measures it is necessary to arrive at least 30 minutes before the reservation at the ticket desk.

Access is not permitted to animals
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