Colosseum Last Minute Ticket QUICK ACCESS
COLOSSEUM TICKETS – QUICK ACCESS
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Try a last-minute ticket and remember the voucher comes the day before the visit. Includes entrance to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Every day, except December 25, January 1, and dates with free entrance, not bookable.
Skip the line to the Colosseum
get your ticket by email
Flexible duration. After entering the monument, you can stay as long as you like until closure.
Mobile phone voucher accepted.
If the bookings include reduced or free tickets, in addition to full (adult) tickets, the electronic voucher cannot be used, and the voucher sent by email must be printed on a hard copy and presented at the ticket office, which will check the documents of those visitors entitled to reduced or free tickets.
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(Mon-Fri 8:30 am -6:30 pm
Sat-Sun 8:30 am -4:30 pm)
English, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, German, Japanese.
Description of your booking
Do you want to book last minute? Try checking availability on the calendar! Book online. Your voucher will be sent the day before your visit because of special offers open for last-minute bookings!
This booking option is only for very last-minute dates for which online tickets have long been sold out. It lets you access "last minute" specials that open only the day before your visit.
The only difference between this ticket and skip-the-line tickets is that the voucher will be sent only on the day before your visit. This means you need to have access to your email. If they are reduced or free tickets, you also need to be able to print the voucher.
This ticket allows entry the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill. It is valid for 1 day. The Colosseum entrance time that you booked, which is printed on the voucher, must be respected. The ticket may be used for the all day long to visit the other two sites (Roman Forum and Palatine Hill; a single entrance per site).
Note: Italy Travels will do our best to confirm the booking. However, because they are special offers, if the booking is not possible due to technical reasons or if the requested time cannot be confirmed, we will promptly inform you and provide a total refund of the amount paid.
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.
After passing the turnstiles, you will always need to wait your turn to go through security checks with metal detectors.
What is included
- 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
What is not included
- Guided tour
- Access to the Underground Area & the Arena
- Access to the Third, Fourth and Fifth Tier
- Quick Access to the Roman Forum
- Access to the Palatine Museum
This ticket gives you the right to enter the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill.
The ticket is valid for 1 day.
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 all day long to visit the other two sites (the Forum and Palatine Hill).
Note that the booked time is for entry to the Colosseum.
Please be on time. Arrive at least 15–20 minutes in advance to enter the Colosseum. If you arrive late, you will lose the right to use the ticket and you will not receive any refund.
Inside the Colosseum, you can visit the amphitheater and walk along the corridor of the first and second tiers of stands. Inside, you can take pictures, videos, rent an audio guide and stay inside the monument for as long as you like until it closes.
To help orient and guide your tour, with the ticket you will also receive a PDF guide about the Colosseum, its history, its architecture, and the major attractions of the Roman Forum and the Palatine Museum (which you will be able to visit, if you like, by buying a ticket on site).
EU citizens 18-25 years
Children: 0-17 years
Prices for this offer 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 English to the archeological area with a map.
Prices for the Colosseum ticket
Full ticket: € 16,00 + € 2,00 reservation fee
Reduced ticket: € 2,00 + € 2,00 reservation fee
Free ticket: € 2,00 reservation fee
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.
COLOSSEUM OPENING HOURS
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.
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
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 meajure, adverse weather, personnel strikes, or decisions made by the management of the museum or the Superintendency.
Disabled People and one accompanying person enter free and do not need any reservation. Documents attesting disability will be asked at the entrance.
The Colosseum in Rome
The size of the Colosseum in its original plan boasted 52 meters high and 527 meters in perimeter. The amphitheater was well equipped with 76 entrances reserved for public access. On the arches to the right of the entrance you can still see the numbers above each entrance, in Roman numerals. In addition, there were for four entrances for logistics and services. This immense structure could accommodate a total of 50,000 spectators. 45,000 seated and 5,000 standing in the top area, which corresponds to the fifth level. In this section there were usually the slaves and the common people.
To protect the public from the sun and the rain there was a complex removable protective structure called the “Velarium”. This was composed of triangles of transparent fabric and waterproof canvas. The triangles were connected by metal rings and the removable structure was controlled by pulleys, hoists and ropes which were operated by 300 sailors. Outside the Colosseum, 100 meters to the left of the entrance, you can still see the five cleats that secured the anchor ropes that held up the giant mobile structure.
The Shows in the Colosseum
The shows were organised during the summer for 18 hours a day. In contrast, during the winter only for 15 hours a day. Shows were planned two or three times a year in cycles of a week or more, but not every day. First of all beceuse the overall maintenance of the complex was very expensive.
In the mornings the fights took place with the wild beasts, lions, tigers, panthers, elephants, bulls, mastiffs dogs, bears, wild boars and gladiators. Weapons used included the trident, net, iron plated gloves and the Roman gladius sword which was about 70cm in length.
In the afternoons the audience watched the gladiators fight. The battles did not always end in the death of one of them. Actually the gladiators were considered public figures very dear to the people. Therefore they did not welcome death.