Colosseum tickets have a fixed entrance time. The Colosseum is the most visited museum in Italy. It had 7.6 million visitors in 2018. The tickets are therefore often sold out long in advance.
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.
Ticket with a tour of the top levels of the Colosseum
The upper levels of the Coliseum may only be visited in small groups with a guide. This ticket therefore provides the guided tour of the arena and the upper rings of the Colosseum. You can then visit the first and second floors of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine without a guide. This ticket should be reserved on time.
Entrance through the gladiator gate “Stern”.
Access to the upper levels of the Colosseum is currently not possible due to restoration works.
Ticket with visit of arena, underground and top levels of the Colosseum
Visits to the arena, the underground and the upper floors start at the “Stern” entrance and it is sufficient to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time.
The arena, the basement and the upper rings of the Coliseum may only be visited in small guided groups. This ticket therefore provides a guided tour for this part. You learn everything about the ancient stage mechanics and how the lifts worked. After that you rise to the upper rings, which are otherwise inaccessible. From there you have a fantastic view. Afterwards you can visit the first and second floors of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine without guide. This ticket should be reserved on time.
Entrance through the gladiator entrance “Stern”.
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.
Guided tours of Coliseum, Roman Forum and Palatine
For all tours a timely booking is recommended. These amazing three-hour guided tours for the Coliseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine are very interesting and entertaining.
Evening Tour "The Moon over the Coliseum"
Arena and Underground of the Coliseum, Roman Forum and Palatine
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 from October to March on the first Sunday of each month.
Free admission is granted in 2019 on:
September 23rd, birthday of Augustus,
4th and 6th October,
3rd and 4th November,
21 November, World Philosophy Day,
December 18, 2019, International Migrants Day.
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