Online ticket booking for the Colosseum
Info utili per visitare il Colosseo di Roma
Declared a Unesco World Heritage Site and “One of the New Seven Wonders of the World”, the Colosseum is one of the most important and sought-after historical attractions in the world. The whole area around the Colosseum, from the Arch of Constantine to the forums, is a real open-air archaeological site that is worth seeing at least once in your life. For this reason, visiting the Colosseum is and will always remain a must for every citizen of the world. The Colosseum is one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world, with an ever-growing number of visitors. More than 60 million visitors have been estimated in the last 10 years, with records of more than 7,000 a year. For this reason and not only that, to visit the Colosseum it is strongly recommended to book entrance tickets online. Booking your tickets for the Colosseum in advance, even before arriving in Rome, is certainly the best way to skip the line at the ticket office, have priority over the entrances, choose the best experience and calibrate it according to your needs.
Booking tickets and tours
Why book Colosseum tickets online?
Visiting the Colosseum is one of the main activities in the city of Rome, for this reason it is easy to find long lines on the site to buy entrance tickets, especially in the central hours of the day. Let us remember that Rome is overrun by tourists all year round. Even if you try to go early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid long queues, you risk waiting for a long time (the average wait is between 45 and 60 minutes). One of the best ways to avoid the long queues is to buy your tickets online, choosing between priority entrances and guided tours.
The best time to visit the Colosseum is in the morning when it opens, between 8.30 and 10.30, or in the late afternoon between 17.00 and 19.00. It takes at least two hours, indicatively, for the visit.
Where to get tickets for the Colosseum?
Secure 'priority access with your ticket to the Colosseum
Skipping the lines and booking the time you prefer is the best thing to fully enjoy the Colosseum experience.
Buy Colosseum tickets online
Where to get tickets for the Colosseum?
Booking tickets online to visit the Colosseum allows you to skip the line at the ticket office and at the entrance and avoid long and waited queues, perhaps in the confusion: we are in one of the most touristic places in the world! But above all, buying tickets online will give you the possibility to choose the visit you prefer, the cost, the times and the route to take according to your preferences. In fact, your visit to the Colosseum can have several possibilities: visiting the Colosseum with skip-the-line tickets, taking a full guided tour including the gladiator arena, exploring the underground (open to the public only in 2010). But the best thing is undoubtedly to combine a visit to the Colosseum with a visit to the nearby Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, which are within walking distance of the Colosseum. Thus it will be possible to buy tickets for all these attractions in one moment.
The best thing may be to purchase cumulative tickets for several attractions, so as not to have to stand in two or three queues, but access more monuments with a single ticket. There are many view options and ticket combinations, all with fast-track entry, allowing you to skip the long waiting lines: visit the Colosseum + Roman Forum + Palatine Hill, visit the Colosseum with entrance to its area and underground with an expert local guide, visit the Colosseum in the evening, etc… There are many ideas to better enjoy one of the most unforgettable experiences of life.
How to book tickets for the Colosseum?
Here are some options for buying tickets to visit the Colosseum, one of the most popular attractions in Rome and throughout Italy. In some of these options you also have the opportunity to visit the nearby Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. The Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, in fact, are located right in front of the Colosseum, and seeing them from the outside without being able to enter them would be a real shame. Therefore, not only priority entrances and skip-the-line tickets, but real experiences created ad hoc.
How to book tickets for the Colosseum?
Guided tours of the Colosseum and other attractions
Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill: entrance ticket
With this ticket you will have guaranteed priority entrance to the Colosseum, and to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Thanks to this ticket you will have your reserved entrance to the Colosseum, avoiding queues and confusion. The entrance ticket for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill lasts 24 hours. In this way, you will be able to enjoy immediate entry to the historical attractions and the most important monuments in the history of Rome, without queues and unnecessary waste of time.
Colosseum and Roman Forum: ticket and multimedia video
With this option you will be able to have an even closer experience with the monuments of Rome: in addition to priority entrance tickets to the Colosseum, Imperial Forum and Palatine Hill, you will have at your disposal a multimedia video that will accompany you in discovering the secrets of the monuments. The 25-minute video will introduce you to the history of the monuments you will then visit. The experience begins at the tourist office where you can watch the video, then you can enjoy the ruins of the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill at your own pace, and always with skip-the-line priority entrance. Then you can go to the discovery of the Colosseum. You will have a multilingual multimedia audio/video guide at your disposal.
Guided tour of Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
With this choice you will have a real guided tour at your disposal, with an expert guide who will explain all the history and the fascinating secrets of these unique historical sites in the world, UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will have access to the Colosseum, the arena, the underground, the Roman Forum, the Temple of Peace, the Palatine Hill, always with an expert local guide. The experience will be very close and in-depth.
Guided tour of the Colosseum with entrance to the Gladiator Arena
A guided tour to discover the secrets of the largest Roman amphitheater in the world, the Colosseum, with exclusive access to the Arena. Exclusive entrance from the back entrance, through the gate named after the goddess Libitina, the goddess of funerals. Thanks to this guided tour you will be able to access the inside of the Colosseum with a very limited number of people, on the ground floor, on the second level and on the podium reserved for the emperors. You will have a wonderful view of the Roman Forum and the Arch of Constantine.
Hop-on Hop-off bus tour with audio guide
A different and fun way to discover the beauties of the city of Rome, without queues and without thoughts. You will discover the city of Rome aboard an open Hop -on Hop – off bus, enjoying all the main attractions in the area: Vatican, Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and other attractions, without the need for queues at the entrances and further bookings. By purchasing this ticket online, the cover of the city of Rome and its attractions will be easy and fun.
Colosseum evening tour with underground and arena
Unforgettable experience to discover the best of the Colosseum and the most beautiful city in the world. You will have the unique opportunity to visit the Colosseum’s basement and arena at night. You will take a guided tour with an experienced guide who will lead you in the evening hours inside the Colosseum, in the second floor of the arena and the basement. The evening entrance will allow you to get to know these places in total relaxation, without queues and without crowds, in a magical and unforgettable atmosphere.
Roma Pass: 48 or 72h Card
With this ticket you will have the possibility of free priority entrance to 1 or 2 attractions of your choice, which will be completely included in the cost of the card, plus the use of free public transport and discounts on services and activities, such as entrances to museums, archaeological sites, exhibitions and events.
Rome: attractions, Vatican passes and free transport
With this option you will be able to enjoy Rome’s major historical sites in peace, including St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum. The pass is a cumulative ticket, valid for 3 days. You will have the skip-the-line ticket for entrance to the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, free and unlimited use of public transport, a Hop-on Hop-off bus tour. Roma Pass allows you to enjoy free access to 2 out of 5 attractions and offers you discounts for another 30 of the most famous sites of interest in the Eternal City and a Travel Card. Roma Pass allows you to enjoy free access to 2 out of 5 attractions and offers you discounts for another 30 of the most famous sites of interest in the Eternal City and a Travel Card.
Roma Pass allows you to enjoy free access to 2 out of 5 attractions and offers you discounts for another 30 of the most famous sites of interest in the Eternal City and a Travel Card.
Hop-on Hop-off bus tour with audio guide
Bus hop-on hop-off Rome 24-48 hours + Colosseum skip-the-line tickets with Vatican Museums
All options: reception and assistance at any City Sightseeing visitor center
BUS + COLISEUM: City Sightseeing open hop-on hop-off bus ticket valid 24/48 hours + skip-the-line ticket for Colosseum, Forum and Palatine
BUS + COLISEUM + VATICANS: City Sightseeing open hop-on hop-off bus ticket valid for 48 hours + skip-the-line ticket for Colosseum, Forum and Palatine + skip-the-line ticket for Vatican Museums
Rome Colosseum and its surroundings – what to see
You cannot visit Rome without visiting the Colosseum, its arena, the underground, the Roman Forum and the nearby Palatine Hill. Luckily these attractions are very close to each other and easily reachable on foot, in a very short walk between monuments and ruins.
Underground of the Colosseum
The Colosseum, formerly called the Flavian Amphitheater, was equipped, in times following its original construction, with impressive underground areas, in which the “behind the scenes” of the fights took place. The underground areas were built by Domitian, through a system of tunnels and corridors . The undergrounds have been remodeled and restructured several times, and can now be visited only with a guide. The undergrounds have been remodeled and restructured several times, and can now be visited only with a guide. Booking for the full underground experience is therefore strongly recommended, to avoid spending the day at the ticket office.
The Roman Forum
The Roman Forum is located right in front of the Colosseum and can be reached by taking just a few steps. It would be a real shame to lose the visit of the Roman Forum for not having booked the entrance in advance! Inside the forum you will find yourself inside a real Roman city, with incredibly preserved ruins of streets, palaces and squares. You will be able to see the Arch of Titus, the Arch of Severino VII, some ancient Roman temples such as the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina.
The Palatine is the ancient hill on which the very first nucleus, the oldest in the city of Rome, stood. In fact, the remains were found here of the ancient settlements of the Iron Age. Between the 2nd and 1st centuries BC, the Palatine Hill became the residential district of the Roman aristocracy, with incredible aristocratic residences, elegant and characterized by paintings, decorations and flooring of extraordinary value. The Palatine was the home of Augustus and later it was the seat of the imperial palaces, becoming the heart of the city. Here the Domus Aurea was built, the residence of the emperor Nero. The Domus Aurea was an impressive residential complex with sumptuous decorations, marbles, gold coverings and precious stones, remodeled and partly destroyed by the successors of Augustus.
Arch of Constantine
A few steps from the Colosseum, between the Circus Maximus and the Arch of Titus, stands the Arch of Constantine, the most imposing triumphal arch ever preserved to this day. The arch was built in honor of the emperor Constantine, to celebrate the victory against Maxentius in 312 AD.
It is also possible to buy tickets for the Colosseum at the ticket office, or online.
Full ticket €12.00
Reduced ticket €7.50 (18-25 years)
Free for children and young people up to eighteen years of age, journalists, ICOM members, staff of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, teachers and university students from the History of Art Faculty, Academy of Fine Arts, Archeology and Architecture, the disabled and carers.
Purchase Tickets Online Colosseum official website
Useful information on the Colosseum
- The ticket is valid for 2 consecutive days for one entrance to the Colosseum and one to the Roman Forum/Palatine Hill.
- The ticket is valid until 31 December of the year of issue.
- Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
- For safety reasons, the maximum capacity is 3000 people, for this reason it is possible that queues and delays are created, even for visitors with reserved tickets
- It is not possible to bring backpacks and bulky bags, suitcases and trolleys into the Colosseum.
- It is possible to bring small/medium sized backpacks and bags, which will have to undergo security checks with metal detectors
- Visitors and their luggage must undergo security checks