Skip the line tickets
All tickets booked here are delivered electronically immediately after booking and are scanned at the entrance directly from your mobile phone or from your printout.
The Colosseum tickets are valid for 24 hours for visiting the Coloseum, Roman Forum and Palatine. You can visit the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum before the Colosseum, but you must arrive punctual for the reserved time at the Colosseum.
Forum Romanum and Palatine are internally connected and have two common entrances on Via dei Fori Imperiali and on Via di San Gregorio.
Ticket with audioguide on the smartphone
During your booking you have to choose the date and time for your entry to the Colosseum. At the designated time you can use the entrance for individual visitors to the Colosseum.
Unfortunately this ticket is sold out very early. Then check the possibility of
Ticket with videoguide
Ticket S.U.P.E.R. Seven Unique Places to Experience in Rome
This ticket is specially for visiting the archaeological sites and the museum in the area of the Palatine and the Roman Forum. The visit to the Colosseum is not included
It takes up to a full day to visit these archaeological sites. The opening hours are:
House of Augustus 40 minutes max. 23 visitors
House of Livia 30 minutes max. 23 visitors
Aula Isiaca + Loggia Mattei 15 minutes max. 15 visitors
Winter 9-12:30, summer (1st April to 30th September) 9-13:30, closed on Mondays
Santa Maria Antiqua with Oratory of the 40 Martyrs and Ramp of Domitian 30 minutes max. 60 visitors
Temple of Romulus 15 minutes max. 30 visitors
Winter 13-15:30, summer 14:30-18:30, closed on Fridays
Palatine Museum ~ 1h
Criptoportico Neroniano 12 minutes max. 35 visitors
Winter 9-15:30, summer 9-18:30
Emperor Nero’s Domus Transitoria
Winter Friday – Monday 9-17:20, summer Friday – Monday 9-18
If you already have a ticket to the Colosseum and Palatine, you can buy an additional ticket to these archaeological sites at the Palatine ticket office.
On the days of free admission, the archaeological sites are closed.
Guided tours of Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine
The Colosseum with its sophisticated architecture and technology still has surprises in store for archaeologists. You will learn many interesting details in a guided tour.
It is a special experience to visit the Colosseum arena. These special tours start at the entrance of the gladiators “Stern” and it is sufficient if you are there 15 minutes before the scheduled time. Guided tour for the arena
How to buy tickets on site
Also with the tickets at the museum cash desk you need a reservation. However, you will only find out at the cash desk for which time tickets are still available. If all the tickets are sold for the day, you can try again on the following days.
At the Coliseum’s ticket office, you can buy tickets which allow the access to the 1st and 2nd floors – 1st and 2nd ring – of the Colosseum. All other tickets can only be bought on the internet.
The prices for the tickets at the Coliseum’s ticket office are:
Adults: 16 euros for the ticket valid for 24 hours for one visit to the Coliseum and one visit to the area of Forum Romanum and Palatine.
EU citizens between 18 and 25 years: 2 Euro
Children and adolescents up to 18 years: free
All information about free admission to the Colosseum can be found at Colosseum for free.
2nd January – 15th February: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Last admission: 3:30 pm
16th February – 15th March: 8:30 am – 5 pm
Last admission: 4 pm
16 March – last Saturday in March: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Last admission: 4:30 pm
Last Sunday in March – August 31: 8:30 am – 7:15 pm
Last admission: 6:15 pm
1st September – 30th September: 8:30 am – 7 pm
Last admission: 6 pm
1st October – last Saturday in October: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Last admission: 5:30 pm
Last Sunday in October – December 31: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Last admission: 3:30 pm
Forum Romanum and Palatine hill opening hours
Forum Romanum and Palatine hill have the same opening hours as the Coliseum. However, there is no night opening.
Colosseum free entrance
Admission to the Coliseum is free for all visitors on the first Sunday of each month.
In occasion of the free entry, however, there are very long lines and the waiting time is several hours. If you are only a few days in Rome, its better to visit the Colosseum another day with a regular ticket.
Colosseum free for:
Adolescents up to 18 years
School groups from the EU only with reservation. School groups can use the entrance to the arena “Stern”. At the entrance, they must hand in a list of participants with name and date of birth on the stationery of the school.
Persons with disabilities and a companion
Tour guides and interpreters from the EU
Members of the international council of museum
Members of the international organization for conservation of cultural heritage
Students and lecturers from some departments
Journalists in the exercise of their activity