Colosseum & Roman Forum tickets
Biglietto Colosseo Salta Coda
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Includes entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill*

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    Skip the line to the Colosseum


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    (Mon-Fri 8:30 am -6:30 pm/ Sat-Sun 8:30 am -4:30 pm)


    Voucher on cell phone accepted**
    If your booking includes reduced entries (reduced or free tickets) you will need to print the voucher you receive by email and go to the booked ticket office to check the documents of those with reduced or free tickets. All instructions will be printed on your voucher.


  • One entrance to the Colosseum and one entrance to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill*

  • Quick Access to the Colosseum

  • Access to the First and Second Tier of the Colosseum

  • PDF Guide of the Colosseum with map


  • Guided tour

  • Acces to the Underground Area and the Arena

  • Access to the Third, Fourth and Fifth Tier

  • Quick Access to the Roman Forum



This ticket gives you the right to enter the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill.
The ticket is valid for 2 days starting from the time shown on the voucher. The time booked is the entrance time to the Colosseum, printed on the voucher, and must be respected.
The ticket may be used for the 2 consecutive following days to visit the other two sites (the Forum and Palatine Hill).


Full Ticket € 18,00
Reduced Ticket € 8,00
Free Ticket € 4,00

Prices include the entrance ticket with scheduled booking for quick access to the Colosseum, entry to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, the option to book online, and a PDF guide in Italian to the archeological area with a map. 


Instructions for entry are printed on the voucher that will be sent by email to confirm booking and vary based on the type of booking. 

Piazza del Colosseo - Rome 
Metro: Line B Colosseo Stop
Bus: n.75 - 81 - 673 - 175 - 204
Tram: no. 3


January 2 to February 15 -  8:30 am - 4:30 pm
February 16 to March 15 - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
March 16 to the last Saturday of March - 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Last Sunday of March to August 31 - 8:30 am - 7:15 pm
September 1 to September 30 - 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Last Sunday of October to December 31 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Ticket Office closes 1 hour prior.
Holiday Closure: New Year's Eve and Christmas Day.


Reduced (half)
EU citizens 18-25 years
Chidren: 0-17 years


Entry tickets to the Colosseum, once booked, may not be changed in any way or canceled.
Visitors who come after the time printed on the voucher or are no-shows will not have access to the site and will receive no refund, even partial.

Once booked, these tickets cannot be changed. We, therefore, suggest you pay very close attention during the online booking process when choosing the date, time, and type of tickets.


Backpacks, suitcases, or large bags may not be brought in the sites.
The ticket allows you to access to each site only once.
The time given with the booking is for the Colosseum.
You must go through security checks at the metal detectors. The wait for these mandatory procedures cannot be avoided.
Do not forget to bring a valid identification card or valid passport (one per person).
Inside the Colosseum, you can purchase an audio guide for an additional €6. The audio guide is available in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, and Portuguese. If you want to book a ticket with audio guide and quick access, click here TICKET FOR THE COLOSSEUM WITH AUDIO GUIDE

For safety reasons, the Colosseum can hold a maximum of 3,000 people at a time. This rule may cause delays in entering the site even for booked visitors. As such, the end client's entry to the site at the booked time cannot be guaranteed.
Italy Travels is not responsible for any partial closure of rooms, itinerary changes, cancellations or delays in entry due to force majeure, adverse weather, personnel strikes, or decisions made by the management of the museum or the Superintendency.

Handicapped visitors

Disabled People and one accompanying person enter free and do not need any reservation. Documents attesting disability will be asked at the entrance. 

Description of your booking

Your booking to visit the Colosseum gives you access to one of the world's most popular monuments and minimizes your wait at the ticket office.
Book your visit online, choose the date and time of entry to the Colosseum.
You will receive an email with a copy of your online order and then your ticket within about 15 minutes. If you order after 6:00 pm in the evening, you must wait for the next morning to receive your ticket.

If you booked tickets only for adults at full price, you will receive an electronic voucher that you can show at the Colosseum turnstiles and enter directly. If your booking includes reduced entries (reduced or free tickets) you will need to print the voucher you receive by email and go to the booked ticket office to check the documents of those with reduced or free tickets.

All instructions will be printed on your voucher.

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The Colosseum

Rome’s greatest amphitheatre was commissioned by the Emperor Vespasian in AD 72 on the marshy site of a lake in the grouns of Nero’s palace, the Domus Aurea. Deadly gladiatorial combats and wild animal fights were staged free of charge by the emperor and wealthy citizens for public viewing.

The Colosseum aws built to a practical design, with its 80 arched entrances allowing easy access to 55,000 spectators, but it is also a building of great beauty. The drawing here shows how it looked at the time of its opening in AD 80. It was one of several similar amphitheatres built in the Roman Empire, and some survive at El Djem in North Africa, Nimes and Arles in France, and Verona in northern Italy. Despite being damaged over the years by neglect and theft, it remains a majestic sight.



The emperors held shows here which often began with animals performing circus tricks. Then on came the gladiators, who fought each other to the death. When one was killed, attendants dressed as Charon, the mythical ferryman of the dead, carried his body off on a stretcher, and sand was raked over the blood ready for the next bout. A badly wounded gladiator would surrender his fate to the crowd. The “thumbs up” sign from the emperor meant he could live, “thumbs down” that he die, and the victor became an instant hero. Animals were brought here from as far away as North Africa and the Middle East. The games held in AD 248 to mark the thousandth anniversary of Rome’s founding saw the death of a host of lions, elephants, hippos, zebras and elks.


How to choose the correct ticket for Archaeological museums in Rome

Half price ticket: for 18-25 year olds from the European Union with documents.

Free ticket (reservation only)
Kids and children under 18 (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). Identity document is required.

Teachers pay full price tickets. Only Italian teachers can benefit from free tickets.

Disabled people and one accompanying person enter free and do not need any reservation. Documents attesting disability will be asked at the entrance.

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The booked entrance time is for the Colosseum entrance. After visiting the Colosseum, visitors can enter the Roman Forum and the external archaeological area of the Palatine with same tickets (on the day of the Colosseum visit and the following one).

THE VOUCHER MUST BE PRINTED if the reservation includes half tickets or tickets for under 18 years old!!!

This reservation grants a skip the line entrance at the ticket office. Waiting in line might be necessary for security reasons at the metal detector.


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