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 9-18/ 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
Hygienic Facilities for Disabled
On Monday, December 1st possible disruption because of a general strike
08.30 - 16.30 from the last Sunday of October to 31st December
08.30 - 16.30 from the 2nd of January to 15th February
08.30 - 17.00 from the 16 of February to 15 of March
08.30 - 17.30 from the 16 of March to last Saturday of March
08.30 - 19.15 from the last Sunday of March to 31 of August
08.30 - 19.00 from 1 of September to 30 of September
08.30 - 18.30 from the 1 of October to the last Saturday of October
Last admission 1 hour before closing time.
2 June: 1.30 - 7.15 pm;
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 October 31st to December 26th entrance from 16.45 to 18.45 (last entrance at 17.45)
with ticket fee. Reservations at +39 06 399 67 700.