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.

General Information

 Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Rome

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Tickets Prices

Tickets are valid for 2 days and can be used at the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum.

Ticket Prices

Adult: €12

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 

Roma Pass – when using free entries

*See website for full list of Reduced and Free Entry Eligibility.

*Proof of eligibility required 

Audio Guides & Guided Tours

Inquire at the entrance for audio guides

Guided Tours 

Adult: €5

Children (under 12): Free

Underground, Third Ring and Belvedere Tours

Adult: €9

Children (under 12): Free (€2 reservation fee when booked online)

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Where to Purchase Tickets

At the Colosseum, Palatine Hill or Roman Forum

Telephone: +390639967700


*€2 booking fee is applied to each item purchased over the telephone or online.

Public Transportation

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

Useful Information

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.

Inside the Colosseum after the rain.