Located in the archaeological heart of the city of Rome, the Flavian Amphitheatre, or, more commonly, the Colosseum, stands for monumentality and receives daily a large number of visitors attracted by the enchantment of its history and its complex architecture.
Built in the first century CE at the behest of the emperors of the Flavian dynasty, the Colosseum, named after a colossal statue that stood nearby, until the end of the Ancient Age accommodated games of great popular appeal, such as hunts and gladiatorial fights.
The building was, and still is today, a show in itself. In fact, it is the largest amphitheatre not only in the city of Rome but in the world, able to offer stunning sceneries as well as services for spectators. Symbol of the pageantry of the Empire, over the centuries the Amphitheatre has changed its face and its function, offering itself as a structured space also open to the Roman community. Today, the Colosseum is a monument unto itself and unto the works of human genius, which survive time; yet it is still comfortable and dynamic, accessible on two levels offering a wide overview onto its interiors, but also short and evocative brief glimpses of the city from its outer arches.
It also hosts temporary exhibitions related to the timeless theme of the "Ancient" and its relationship with the “Contemporary”, as well as modern performances. This outcome of events and experiences makes the amphitheatre a new place every day, significant for all and able to tell everybody a story.
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Closed 1 January, 1 May and 25 December
- Last Sunday of October to 15 February: 8.30 - last admission at 15.30 - exit at 16.30
- 16 February to 15 March: 8.30 - last admission at 16.00 - exit at 17.00
- 16 March to last Saturday of March: 8.30 - last admission at 16.30 - exit at 17.30
- Last Sunday of March to 31 August: 8.30 - last admission at 18.15 - exit at 19.15
- 1 September to 30 September: 8.30 - last admission at 18.00 - exit at 19.00
- 1 October to last Sunday of October: 8.30 - last admission at 17.30 - exit at 18.30
Tickets can also be bought at the ticket offices of the Palatine Hill located in Via San Gregorio No. 30 and Piazza Santa Maria Nova No. 53 (200 metres from the Colosseum) and allow entrance to the Palatine Hill and to the Roman Forum as well.
- Full price: €12;
- Reduced Fee: €7 for European Union citizens between 18 and 25 years old and for European Union teachers;
2,00 euros for single entry.tel. +39.06.39967700 (Monday - Friday 9-18 and Saturday 9-14); coopculture
Informations: Punto Informazioni Accoglienza Turistica tel. +39.06.77400922
Please note that for safety reasonsthe Coliseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once. This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors .
For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened. To facilitate the security checksplease insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray.
It is confirmed the prohibition of bringing backpacks , camping , bulky bags and luggage / trolley, can be introduced medium and small size backpacks to shoulder, which must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection.
HOW TO REACH THE SITE
Roma, Piazza del Colosseo
Metro: Line B - "Colosseo"
Bus: Line 75 - 81 - 673 - 175 - 204
Tram: Line 3
SERVICES AND ACCESSIBILITY:
- EDUCATIONAL TOURS FOR INDIVIDUALS
- EDUCATIONAL TOURS FOR GROUPS
- EDUCATIONAL TOURS FOR SCHOOLS
- AUDIO GUIDES
- VIDEO GUIDES
- RADIO GUIDE
- SCHOOL / GROUP