Kolloseum in Rom

The Colosseum – Info and Tickets

The Colosseum must be one of the most iconic tourist sites in the whole world—and rightly so. A trip to the Colosseum is like a trip through history, but you can’t experience it just by reading this article you have to actually visit it! We have found all of the best travel options for you, so all you need to do is scroll down and find the package that is right for you. The experience of a lifetime is simply a click away.

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All Colosseum entry tickets at a glance

  • Kolosseum Ticket in Rom

    Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

    • from 24,00 €
    • Admission to the Colosseum
    • Access to the Roman Forum
    • Admission to the Palatine Hill

    With this ticket, you skip the queues and secure direct access to the three popular sights in Rome. Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill on your own. Take as much time as you like and explore these popular attractions at your own pace. An absolute must for any visit to Rome!

  • Colosseum night tour

    Colosseum Night Tour

    • From 109 €, Duration: 2 Hours
    • Admission to the Colosseum
    • Exclusive access to the Arena floor and underground
    • Professional guide

    Experience the unique atmosphere of the Colosseum at night and enjoy the "empty" Colosseum without large groups of visitors. But a tour at night has many more advantages: in addition to access to the main areas, you also get exclusive access to the Arena Floor and the underground of the Colosseum. Your professional guide will provide you with exciting information during the night tour and accompany you through the Colosseum.

  • Rom Tourist Card

    Rom Tourist Card

    • from 85 €
    • Admission to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
    • Access to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
    • Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica
    • Self-guided tour of the Pantheon
    • Sightseeing App for Rome

    The Rome Tourist Card is for all first-time visitors to Rome who don't want to miss any attraction. Because with the Tourist Card you get access to the most important sights in Rome. You get direct access (without queuing) to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill as well as the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Still not enough? You'll also get a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and access to a digital tour of the Pantheon. For those who want to discover even more of Rome, the Sightseeing App for Rome is especially worthwhile. This will give you exciting information on all the hot spots in Rome and much more! Still not enough? With the Tourist Card, you get a 10% discount on all other attractions!

  • Führung durch das Kolosseum

    Guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum

    • from 55,00 €, duration: 3 hours
    • Guided tour of the Colosseum
    • Guided tour of the Roman Forum

    Skip the line at the Colosseum and enjoy the expertise of your knowledgeable tour guide as he leads you through this impressive monument! He will provide you with stories about gladiator fights as well as other exciting information about the iconic landmark. You will also get a guided tour of the Roman Forum. There you will get a great insight into the center of Rome at that time.

  • Kolosseum Arena Ticket

    Colosseum with Arena, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

    • from 29,00 €
    • Preferential entrance to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
    • Exclusive access to the Arena (normally not accessible!)

    Visit the three main attractions of Rome: The Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. With direct access, this ticket allows you to skip the on-site queues. But what makes this ticket special is the exclusive access to the Arena, which is normally off-limits. Enter the arena to get a feel for the gladiator fights of that time in the heart of the amphitheater.

Why Purchase Colosseum tickets?

The question should probably be “why not purchase Colosseum tickets?”. Every single visitor has said that the tickets made their experience unforgettable. Not only do you get guaranteed Colosseum entrance, but you will see firsthand why previous visitors have gushed at how useful it has been to skip the lines! All tickets include a Colosseum tour, in which your tour guide’s impressive knowledge will make you glad that you didn’t visit the Colosseum without a guide. Many of these tours also take you to the other famous Ancient Roman sites; no need to buy Forum Romanum tickets (Roman Forum tickets), because if you select the right tour your guide will take you there as well. What are you waiting for? Get booking now!

Embark on a journey through the history of Rome

Almost 2,000 years old, the Colosseum is still the world’s largest amphitheater. It is well known as the site of gladiator battles, which were the most popular form of entertainment and would sometimes run for 100 days. It was not uncommon for Emperors to try to increase their popularity by hosting Gladiator games at the Colosseum (where entry was free for everyone, and sometimes there was even free food as well). The Colosseum could fit over 50,000 spectators, so there were over 80 entrances into the Colosseum and about 36 trapdoors in the arena which were used as a type of special effect during the battles. The games would include battles between gladiator warriors, animals, and even re-enactments of sea battles (the Colosseum would be filled with water to allow these sea battles to occur). Imagine standing on the grounds of the Colosseum, hearing the cheers of 50,000 spectators as you fight for your glory! Better yet, grab your tickets from above, and you can experience the wonder of the Colosseum in person!

Visit the Monuments in the Area

The Roman Forum

In Ancient Rome this was the site of all sorts of significant events; the political, the religious and the social. It is believed that it was the centre of Roman society from approximately 500BC.

Roman Forum in Rom
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Palatine Hill

According to Legend, twin brothers, Romulus and Remus were rescued by a She-Wolf who cared for them in her cave upon Palatine Hill. Romulus grew up to become the founder and the first king of Rome— a city that started its birthplace at Palatine Hill before spreading into the incredible city that we know today.

Capitoline Hill in Rom
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Capitoline Hill

The smallest of the seven hills of Rome, but by no means the least significant! Originally the site of the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus, it has since become the root for the word “Capitol” in English.

Via Sacra in Rom
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Via Sacra

Starting at the top of Capitoline Hill and going straight through the Roman Forum, this ancient street will take you all the way to the Colosseum. Often religious processions were led down this major street as it connects the three major sites of Ancient Rome.

Colosseum interesting facts

  • Almost 2000 years after it was first created, it still holds the position of the largest amphitheater on earth.
  • Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre as it was created and paid for by the three emperors of the Flavian dynasty.
  • After it fell into disuse, many parts were pillaged from the Colosseum and recycled to construct other buildings in Rome (including St Peter’s Basilica).
  • Believe it or not, a canvas ceiling (Velarium) was used to cover the entire Colosseum to offer protection from the sun.
  • Almost two-thirds of this historical structure has been destroyed or removed.
  • It took almost 100,000 slaves to build the Colosseum, which was constructed in under 10 years.
  • At its grand opening in 80CE, 100 days of activities were held at the Colosseum by Emperor Titus.
  • The #1 most visited attraction in all of Italy.

Opening Hours and Directions

Opening Hours

Monday
8:30 - 19:15
Tuesday
8:30 - 19:15
Wednesday
8:30 - 19:15
Thursday
8:30 - 19:15
Friday
8:30 - 19:15
Saturday
8:30 - 19:15
Sunday
8:30 - 19:15

May vary on public holidays/festivities. Opening hours vary each month.

Directions

Arrival by Metro
Take metro line B from the main station to Colosseo station.

Arrival by Bus
Buses 40,60 and 75 stop directly in front of the Colosseum at the Piazza del Colosseo station.

Address
Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Website
www.parcocolosseo.it

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