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Rome Colosseum Tickets and Tours

Book Rome Colosseum tickets to explore the Ancient Rome arena that harks back to a time when Emperors, gladiators, and bloodthirsty man-versus-animal contests were part and parcel of everyday life. Combining Rome Colosseum tickets and tours with Vatican Museum, you can visit this site of glory and gore while you admire the intricate architecture of one of the most pivotal Roman landmarks still standing – albeit, in ruins – today. Grab your tickets now to learn more about this epic landmark!
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Our tips for Colosseum

  • Think ahead – The queues can be long at this Roman attraction. You can get skip-the-line Colosseum entry tickets and audio guide private tours, which is a handy way to explore more of this rich historical site and learn epic tales of the times.
  • Evening Rome-ing. The Colosseum firmly closes its doors to visitors an hour from sundown, which can be as early as five in winter. The arena’s facade is particularly beautiful at night, however. Take yourself down to one of the nearby restaurants and enjoy the amphitheater’s grand exterior, alfresco style.
  • Tread carefully. These ancient ruins have uneven surfaces and wonky paths. On your tour to the Colosseum, watch your step and wear comfortable shoes to avoid any trip-ups.
  • Save money. A visit to the Colosseum shouldn’t break the bank. Tickets are actually on the cheap side for a top attraction, while combo tickets or deals like the Roman Forum and skip-the-line access tickets, and Rome Hop on Hop off One Run tickets ensure extra bang for your buck.

Good to know

Nestled in the capital city of Italy, Colosseum receives over 8 million visitors each year. Known for its remarkable architecture and spectacular artworks, Colosseum stands tall as an enduring Roman icon. Once the site of an artificial lake, Colosseum remained a spectacle of battle and brutality regularly entertaining an audience of 50,000 people throughout the Empire’s rule.

While time and Mother Nature may have eroded this site, still today it proudly holds all the marvels of yesteryear, remaining an awe-inspiring tribute to imperial Roman barbarity, power, and prowess. It was first known as the Flavian Amphitheatre after the Vespasian family who planned the build. Its name was later changed to recognise the Colosso di Nerone, a giant bronze statue (around 30 metres in height) of Nero that stood nearby.

The first games were held as a celebration of the Colosseum’s opening in 80AD. They lasted 100 days and saw the slaughtering of some 5000 animals. Following the fall of the Roman Empire, it was used as a castle, cemetery and even a housing complex through the Middle Ages. It later fell into disrepute until restoration efforts began in the late 1900s.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Colosseum?

    Colosseum tours cater to the crowds every day besides Christmas and New Year June and July are most popular for tourists, with slow-moving lines snaking around the theatre and beyond. Just outside of peak tourist time, the months of May and September are ideal for visits with sunny days and tolerable queues.

  • Q: How do I get there?

    The Colosseum stands by the Roman Forum, just minutes from the city centre. Bike riding and walking are ideal for leisurely visitors and those with flexible tickets. Those who mean business can take the metro, alighting from the nearby Colosseo station.

  • Q: What is the cost of a Colosseum ticket?

    The Colosseum ticket is priced at €35 for one adult and €6 for children below 17 years

  • Q: What are the opening hours of the Colosseum?

    The colosseum is open from Monday to Friday between 10:30 am to 04:30 pm and the last admission is by 3:30 pm. It is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Q: What are the must-see attractions on the Colosseum tour?

    You must not miss the Columns and arches, Flavian Amphitheatre Plaque, the Hypogeum and the arena on the Colosseum tour.

  • Q: Can I visit Colosseum for free?

    You can not enter the Colosseum for free or without a ticket. However, you can visit Colosseum as part of the Roman Forum tour along with other attractions.

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