History and Culture
Being one of the seven wonders of the world, Colosseum is every travelers desire. This place will take you to the Roman history and leave you imagining the fights and events witnessed by this monument.
When to visit:
january - december
08:30 - 19:00 Everyday
Opening hours is from 8:30 am to one hour before sunset (exceptions: Good Friday - 8:30 am - 2 pm, June 2 - 1:30 pm - 7:15 pm) and Ticket Office closes one hour before the closing time
The icon of Rome, Colosseum is the capital's most remarkable monument. This structure will take you to experience the life of the Roman Empire. In 2007, Colosseum became one of the 7 wonders of the world.
Colosseum, in the past, allowed more than 50000 people to witness the exhibitions of exotic animals, executions of prisioners, gladiator fights etc. These were a source of entertainment for the Romans.
To avoid the long ticket queue, visitors can arrive early in the morning or buy an entrance ticket in the Palatine Hill as it is less crowded. Roma Pass also allows free entry to the Colosseum.
How to Reach
Bus: Public buses 75, 81, 673, 175, 204 stop in front of the monument
Train: From the Termini Station take the underground line B and get off at the Colosseum stop
Tram: Line 3
Car: near the Colosseum there are pay parking easily reachable Via Fori Imperiali
Is the entry to the Colosseum in Rome free? How much is the entry fee?
The Colosseum is free for all on the first Sunday of every month. On other days there is an entry fee of € 16 to € 18. The entry is free for Roma Pass holders.
Is it open on Saturdays and Sundays?
Yes, Colosseum is open on weekends.
Is it advisable to take the guided tour or explore by self?
That is very subjective. If you want to know the history and stories of the Colosseum then you can opt for a guided tour. Although you will find brief description of various colosseum areas printed there.
Is luggage/bags allowed inside the Colosseum?
Backpacks, big purses, and luggage are not permitted inside the Colosseum.
Is the entry free under Rome Travel Pass?
Yes, entry to Colosseum is free with Roma Travel Pass with skip the line facility.
How to skip the line to the Colosseum ?
Roma Pass Holders are allowed to skip the Line. Or you can buy Integrated ticket for the Colosseum, Palatino Hill and Roman Forum which allows skip the line.
Is the admission to the Colosseum allowed at night?
Yes. From April - October, visits will be from 8pm - midnight, Monday - Saturday. In November and December, visits will be from 6pm-10pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
How to reach the Colosseum by public transport?
Bus - 23, Bus - 280, Bus - 673, Bus - 716 or Train - FL3, Train - FL5 or Metro - LINEA B
Can the tickets to Colosseum be booked in advance?
Yes. Tickets to the Colosseum can be bought online in advance. There are many tour agencies which provide tours and advance tickets.
What time of the day should Colosseum be visited to avoid the crowd?
In the morning around 8:30am.
What are the free admission days for the Colosseum?
The Colosseum is free for all on the first Sunday of every month.
Are centurions allowed around the Colosseum ?
Although centurions were banned previously but in 2017 a regional tribunal has ruled in favour of centurions ( street artists dressed as gladiators).