Colosseum ~ Colosseo
About the Colosseum
The Colosseum is the largest oval amphitheatre ever built, holding between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators. Construction started in 72 AD, under Emperor Vaspasian and was completed in 80 AD under his successor, Titus. The Colosseum was used for events such as: gladiatorial contests, executions, public spectacles, religious purposes, housing and various workshops.
Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Rome
EU Citizen (18 to 25 Years old): €7.50
EU State Teacher: €7.50
Free Entry Eligibility
First Sunday of the month (no reservations)
Visitors under 18 years old
Disabled person from an EU State and a companion.
EU Teachers and students of the following faculties: architecture, conservation of the cultural heritage, education sciences, arts with a specialisation in archaeology or art history
Audio Guides & Guided Tours
Inquire at the entrance for audio guides
Children (under 12): Free
Underground, Third Ring and Belvedere Tours
Children (under 12): Free (€2 reservation fee when booked online)
Where to Purchase Tickets
At the Colosseum, Palatine Hill or Roman Forum
*€2 booking fee is applied to each item purchased over the telephone or online.
Metro B – Colosseo Stop
Tram 3 – Colosseo Stop
Several buses stop near the Colosseum.
Hours of Operation
Last Sunday of October to February 15
8:30 am to 4:30 pm – Daily
February 16 to March 15
8:30 am to 5 pm – Daily
March 15 to Last Saturday of March
8:30 am to 5:30 pm – Daily
Last Sunday of March to August 31
8:30 am to 7:15 pm – Daily
September 1 to September 30
8:30 am to 7 pm – Daily
October 1 to Last Saturday of October
8:30 am to 6:30 pm – Daily
January 1, May 1, December 25
Last entry is 1 hour before closing.
Bypass the line by purchasing tickets online.
Access may be limited for those with mobility issues.
For security reasons, all visitors will be screened and their items x-rayed.
Prohibited items: backpacks (small, over the shoulder bags are ok, but will be x-rayed), bulky bags and luggage/trolley.