Which ticket offices are for the whole Colosseum area?
There are three ticket offices: one for the Colosseum, one for the Roman Forum, and one for the Arch of Titus. All entry instructions are printed on the voucher.
How long does it take to visit the Colosseum?
One hour is enough to visit the Colosseum area. If you also want to visit the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill (access to these two sites is included in the Colosseum ticket), consider taking a half day. If you prefer, you can visit these two sites the following day as well. Once inside the Colosseum, you can stay inside until it closes.
How long is the line for visitors without reservations for the Colosseum?
It can depend on the day and the season, but the line for people without reservation is usually hours long.
Can photos or videos be taken inside the Colosseum?
Yes, they may, but only for personal use and without professional cameras. Photos and videos cannot be disseminated for professional use.
Until what age are tickets free of charge for the Colosseum?
From 0 to 18, tickets are free of charge but must be reserved as under-18 tickets. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Can we eat inside the Colosseum?
No, you cannot eat inside the Colosseum and there is no café or bar inside.
What can I see with ordinary Colosseum ticket?
With an ordinary, skip-the-line Colosseum ticket, you may visit the first and second tier and the internal corridors. You may not access the underground area, the upper tiers, from the third to the fifth tiers, or the Arena. The Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill may be visited with the same ticket.
Does the Colosseum entrance ticket also give access to other areas?
Yes, it also gives access to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill.
Can I visit the Roman Forum first and then the Colosseum?
If you have a reserved ticket, you must enter the Colosseum, checking in at least 15 minutes before your reserved time. After visiting the Colosseum, you may also visit the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill with the same ticket within the following 48 hours from your entrance to the Colosseum. The other two sites are generally less crowded.
Does the entrance ticket to the Colosseum include temporary exhibitions?
If there are temporary exhibitions inside the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, the ticket you reserved is valid to visit them as well.
Do I need to print the Colosseum voucher?
Reservations with only full adults tickets can be shown on your cell phone without printing it out. For bookings that include reduced or free tickets, the electronic voucher cannot be used. You must print a hard copy of the voucher sent to you by email and show the print-out at the ticket office where documents will be checked for visitors who have reduced or free tickets.
From which entrance should I enter?
You may enter into the monument through the main entrance of the Colosseum through the gate reserved to individual visitors with skip-the-line, reserved tickets. All instructions you need are fully detailed on the voucher/ticket you receive by email. Please read instructions attentively.
Are there discounts for families at the Colosseum?
No, there are not.
Do I pre-pay the Colosseum, skip-the-line tickets?
Yes, the tickets are paid in advance.
Is there a separate entrance for people with reservations at the Colosseum?
Yes, there is an entrance only for visitors with reservation.
What is the Colosseum Open Ticket?
The Colosseum Open Ticket is a solution that allows the visitor to arrive at the Colosseum without a precise scheduled entrance time. This entrance is allowed only in the afternoon, at any time after 2:00 pm. If the Colosseum is completely full at that time, (more than 3,000 visitors inside, which is the Colosseum’s maximum capacity), you will need to wait for some visitors to leave the monument.
Can I access the Underground Area of the Colosseum with the ordinary entrance ticket?
No, you may not. The Underground Area can only be accessed by booking a special guided tour.
Do people over 65 years old have any reduced prices to the Colosseum?
No, they must reserve the full price ticket.
Do teachers have reduced prices to the Colosseum?
European Union State teachers can reserve the reduced price tickets. EU University Teachers of Architecture, Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Archaeology or Art History can enter reserving a free ticket, the same ticket for those under 18 years old.
Do journalists have free entrance to the Colosseum?
Journalists in the Italian National Register or any other journalist from a foreign country, exclusively for work purposes and showing a valid document proving their professional qualifications, have free entrance if they go directly at the entrance and stand in line. If they wish to avoid the line, they can select the under -8 price ticket on our site.
Once the voucher has been issued, can I change the date and/or time of my visit to the Colosseum?
No. Once the voucher has been issued, it may no longer be modified. This is a museum rule. For this reason, we suggest you pay attention during the reservation procedure and make sure you have chosen the correct date and entrance time. The Open ticket is the only reservation that can be modified up to 24 hours before the date of the visit with no penalty.
May the reservation to the Colosseum be canceled?
The reservation to the Colosseum cannot be canceled. If the ticket is not used, no refund will be given, even if medical certificates are presented.
Is there luggage storage at the Colosseum?
No, there isn’t.
Can I enter the Colosseum with a stroller?
No, you may not.
Can I enter the Colosseum with my dog?
No, you may not. Only service dogs are allowed. In these cases, we ask you to send an e-mail before you submit an on-line reservation as specific authorization must be asked in advance.
Can I bring liquids inside the Colosseum?
No. For security reasons, you may not enter the Colosseum with plastic or glass bottles, alcoholic beverages, or spray cans.
Is there an elevator at the Colosseum?
The ground floor of the Colosseum is accessible to disabled visitors and the first floor is accessible by elevators.
Is the Colosseum accessible for visitors in wheelchairs?
Yes. There are special entrances but the entire monument is not accessible. The Roman Forum is partly accessible.
Are there wheelchairs available at the Colosseum?
Two wheelchairs are available at the Colosseum, one for the ground floor and one for the first floor. Their availability cannot be guaranteed, and they cannot be reserved in advance.
Does the person accompanying the disabled person have to pay? Does s/he have to reserve?
Both the disabled person and their accompanying person can go directly to the ticket office with the disability certification and do not need to reserve a skip-the-line ticket.
Can I pay for the tickets I buy online by bank transfer?
Yes, making sure that the date of the visit is not too close, as the bank transfer may take 2/3 days to arrive. Please consider that during high season, Colosseum availability may change frequently and can be sold out in a short time. Your reservation is only processed when the bank transfer has arrived in the agency’s bank account.
If I cannot print the Colosseum voucher, can I get it at my hotel?
Sure. In order to do so, you can write the name of your hotel in Rome in the ‘Note’ field of your on-line reservation form and specify you want to receive a copy of the voucher there. This lets us contact you there for urgent communication or to fax your voucher.
Do I need to make a reservation for a school trip to the Colosseum?
Yes, in this case, you should send an e-mail with all details and requests to our reservation office. The e-mail address is: email@example.com.
Can I book a guide service at the Colosseum?
Yes, guided tours and tours with private guides can be booked. Please have a look at our guided tour offers here, COLOSSEUM GUIDED TOURS
How much does a guided tour of the Colosseum cost?
Rates depend on the type of the tour you reserve, the duration, and the itinerary.
How much is a tour with a private guide of the Colosseum?
A private tour of the Colosseum for two people in English starts at €240.00. Price may change depending on the season, the language, and the number of the visitors. Special extra charges are added if the tour takes place during the night or on holiday dates. For any other info, we suggest you visit our site www.museumsrome.com or write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.