Colosseum Tours

4.2(124.8K Ratings)

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Guided Tours
4.3(15.7K)

Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Guided Tour

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€54.40
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Mobile Ticket
3 hr.
  • On this guided tour, bypass queues efficiently to make the most of your time exploring the Colosseum, and even visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Expert guides will transport you back in time with captivating storytelling in 6 language options, unraveling the ancient secrets at these sites.
  • Step into the extraordinary world of the Colosseum, where history comes alive amidst its breathtaking architecture and legendary stories.
  • Get ready to uncover the past, create memories, and be part of history in ancient public spaces as you make your way through the Roman Forum.
  • Stand atop Palatine Hill and take in awe-inspiring panoramas of Rome. Upgrade to a small-group tour to enjoy a personalized journey into the past.
  • On this guided tour, bypass queues efficiently to make the most of your time exploring the Colosseum, and even visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Expert guides will transport you back in time with captivating storytelling in 6 language options, unraveling the ancient secrets at these sites.
  • Step into the extraordinary world of the Colosseum, where history comes alive amidst its breathtaking architecture and legendary stories.
  • Get ready to uncover the past, create memories, and be part of history in ancient public spaces as you make your way through the Roman Forum.
  • Stand atop Palatine Hill and take in awe-inspiring panoramas of Rome. Upgrade to a small-group tour to enjoy a personalized journey into the past.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
  • Expert local English, Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese or German-speaking guide
  • Access to the Colosseum floors 1 and 2
  • Access to Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Group of up to 25/15 people

Exclusions

  • Access to the Colosseum underground, arena floor, or upper floors
  • Tip: Visiting in the summer months? Be sure to bring a bottle of water with you and make use of the free water fountains dotted around the area.
  • The tour covers all 3 sites. However, the order of sites visited may be subject to change.
  • As there is no timed entrance to the Palatine and Forum, it is not possible to skip the lines. Please expect a delay when entering these sites.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, pram/stroller users or baby carriages, and people with mobility issues.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours
4.4(9K)

Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Guided Tour with Arena Access

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€64.60
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Mobile Ticket
2 hr. 30 min. - 3 hr.
  • Visit multiple Roman hotspots in one go with this guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill with exclusive access to the Arena.
  • Jump the lines and march into the Arena just like the gladiators did, stopping only to admire the Arch of Constantine.
  • An expert guide weaves in-depth chronicles of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill – all in your chosen language.
  • Not a fan of crowds? Upgrade your experience to enjoy a small group tour with an expert English guide and no more than 15 guests.
  • Visit multiple Roman hotspots in one go with this guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill with exclusive access to the Arena.
  • Jump the lines and march into the Arena just like the gladiators did, stopping only to admire the Arch of Constantine.
  • An expert guide weaves in-depth chronicles of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill – all in your chosen language.
  • Not a fan of crowds? Upgrade your experience to enjoy a small group tour with an expert English guide and no more than 15 guests.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
  • Expert local English, Italian, Spanish, French or German-speaking guide
  • Special access to the Colosseum Arena
  • Access to the Colosseum floors 1 and 2
  • Access to Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Group of up to 18 people

Exclusions

  • Access to the Colosseum underground or upper floors
  • Pro tip: Visiting during summer? Bring a water bottle and use the free water fountains dotted around the area.
  • The guided tour is available in English, Spanish, Italian, French, or German.
  • Everyone must carry valid IDs.
  • Luggage and large backpacks are not allowed inside the Colosseum.
  • The experience is not accessible by wheelchair, pram/stroller baby carriage, or people with mobility issues.
  • As there is no timed entrance to the Palatine and Forum, it is not possible to skip the lines. Please expect a delay when entering these sites.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Access with Audio Guide

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€29.90
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Mobile Ticket
1 hr. - 4 hr.
Audio Guide
  • Unlock 3 landmarks that are Rome's shining pride and glory – the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, with a single ticket.
  • Delve into the bloody past of the Colosseum with multilingual audio guides. Upgrade to multimedia videos to see the Roman glory come alive.
  • Immerse in ancient life at the Roman Forum. Discover the Temple of Antoninus Pius, Temple of Saturn, Arch of Septimius Severus, and many other fascinating sites.
  • At Palatine Hill, you'll be privy to some of the city’s best views. It was, after all, once known as the most prestigious neighborhood in Rome!
  • Stand in the footsteps of gladiators with the optional arena access or choose to add Mamertine Prison to your exploration of the Roman atrocities.
  • Unlock 3 landmarks that are Rome's shining pride and glory – the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, with a single ticket.
  • Delve into the bloody past of the Colosseum with multilingual audio guides. Upgrade to multimedia videos to see the Roman glory come alive.
  • Immerse in ancient life at the Roman Forum. Discover the Temple of Antoninus Pius, Temple of Saturn, Arch of Septimius Severus, and many other fascinating sites.
  • At Palatine Hill, you'll be privy to some of the city’s best views. It was, after all, once known as the most prestigious neighborhood in Rome!
  • Stand in the footsteps of gladiators with the optional arena access or choose to add Mamertine Prison to your exploration of the Roman atrocities.

Inclusions

  • Timed/ hosted entry to the Colosseum (as per option selected)
  • Access to tiers 1 and 2 of Colosseum
  • Access to Colosseum Museum
  • Access to Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
  • Digital audio guide in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian & Chinese (optional)
  • Special access to the Colosseum Arena (optional)
  • Entry to Mamertine Prison (optional)
  • Multimedia video (optional)
  • City walking tour (optional)

Exclusions

  • Live guide
  • Access to the Colosseum underground or upper floors
  • Tip: While exploring Palatine Hill look out for the Farnese Gardens, a peaceful escape from the crowds. Beautifully manicured terraces, statues, and panoramic views of the Roman Forum and Colosseum await.
  • Families with children will be escorted to the entrance of the Roman Forum.
  • Please note that timed priority entry is only available at the Colosseum, but the tickets for the Forum and Palatine will remain valid for an additional 24 hours after the Colosseum entry time selected during booking.
  • You might be given a time slot 30 minutes earlier or up to 2 hours later than the one you picked, depending on what's available.
  • The tickets for the Palatine and Forum will remain valid for an additional 24 hours after the Colosseum entry time selected during booking.
  • Note that there are 2 entrances: one for the Colosseum, and another for the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill (combined). You may enter each entrance ONLY ONCE and not re-enter.
  • The security check can take 30 mins or more. To make the process quicker, please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours
4.3(3K)

Colosseum Express Guided Tour

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€51
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Mobile Ticket
1 hr.
  • Join this 1-hour express tour for a time-efficient experience, perfect to jump straight into the action and tick off a bucket list item!
  • Don't waste time in long ticketing queues and make the most of your guided exploration of the Colosseum in English, Spanish, Italian, French or German.
  • This family-friendly tour offers headsets for larger group sizes, encompassing facts that will capture the imaginations of both kids and adults.
  • Learn about the amphitheater's history and the epic tale of the Gladiatorial games, humanity's grandest spectacle, in the largest and most expensive event ever.
  • Join this 1-hour express tour for a time-efficient experience, perfect to jump straight into the action and tick off a bucket list item!
  • Don't waste time in long ticketing queues and make the most of your guided exploration of the Colosseum in English, Spanish, Italian, French or German.
  • This family-friendly tour offers headsets for larger group sizes, encompassing facts that will capture the imaginations of both kids and adults.
  • Learn about the amphitheater's history and the epic tale of the Gladiatorial games, humanity's grandest spectacle, in the largest and most expensive event ever.

Inclusions

  • 1-hour guided tour of the Colosseum
  • Access to the Colosseum floors 1 and 2
  • Expert English, Spanish, Italian, French or German-speaking guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly

Exclusions

  • Access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Access to the Colosseum underground, arena floor, or upper floors
  • Tip: Keep some time free after your tour to take some EPIC photos from the Colle Oppio Park.
  • You must carry a valid ID with you and present it at the time of entry if requested. Should you fail to do so, venue authorities may deny you entry and such instances are not liable for reschedules or refunds.
  • Please note that the Colosseum will be closed on December 25 and January 1.
  • Please note that this tour does not include access to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum.
  • Express tours run on a tight schedule, so be sure to familiarize yourself with the meeting point and arrive on time.
  • Comfy shoes are a must when visiting the Colosseum – those ancient steps can get pretty steep!
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combos
4.2(26.2K)

Combo (Save 9%): Colosseum + Vatican Museums Guided Tour

from €122
€111.15

9% off

Mobile Ticket
Guided Tour
  • Save big with this combo ticket and visit 2 must-see spots in the Eternal City with an expert tour guide.
  • Explore the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built, while listening to your tour guide relay stories about its past in the language of your choice.
  • Look at the most renowned Roman sculptures and paintings at Vatican Museums. Get up and close with masterpieces from the Renaissance period.
  • Visit 54 galleries in the Vatican Museums and get a chance to see some of the most impressive art collections in the world.
  • Save big with this combo ticket and visit 2 must-see spots in the Eternal City with an expert tour guide.
  • Explore the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built, while listening to your tour guide relay stories about its past in the language of your choice.
  • Look at the most renowned Roman sculptures and paintings at Vatican Museums. Get up and close with masterpieces from the Renaissance period.
  • Visit 54 galleries in the Vatican Museums and get a chance to see some of the most impressive art collections in the world.

Inclusions

Colosseum

  • Guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
  • Expert local English, Italian, Spanish, French or German-speaking guide
  • Access to the Colosseum floors 1 and 2
  • Access to Palatine Hill & Roman Forum

Vatican Museums

  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums with entry
  • Expert & charismatic local guide
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel

Exclusions

Colosseum

  • Access to the Colosseum underground, arena floor, or upper floors

Vatican Museums

  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica

Colosseum

  • Tip: Save some time to visit ancient Rome's largest temple, located right at the eastern edge of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum – the Temple of Venus and Roma.
  • For safety and security reasons, no large backpacks or pieces of luggage are allowed inside the Colosseum. No storage facility is available. You can, however, take a baby stroller into the Colosseum with you, should it be necessary.

Vatican Museums

  • Tip: Keep your cameras ready to capture the dizzyingly stunning spiral Bramante Staircase in the museum.
  • For visitors with mobility impairment, the Vatican Museums offer free wheelchair hire from the cloakroom.
  • Strict Dress Code: Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for all guests.
  • Please carry a valid ID with you and present it at the time of entry if requested. Should you fail to do so, venue authorities may deny you entry and such instances are not liable for reschedules or refunds.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Colosseum Access with Virtual Reality Experience

from €63.90
€57.51

10% off

2 hr.
Audio Guide
  • Experience the Roman Colosseum like never before on this unique VR tour with access to the Colosseum, and entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Put on your Oculus VR glasses and tour the mysterious dungeons that lay underground before listening to the roar of the crowds and gladiators on your way to the arena.
  • Tune in to interesting commentary as your multilingual audio guide engages you through your exploration of ancient Rome.
  • After your VR tour, wander the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill at your own pace. Keep an eye out for temples, ancient graffiti, and hidden passages!
  • Experience the Roman Colosseum like never before on this unique VR tour with access to the Colosseum, and entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Put on your Oculus VR glasses and tour the mysterious dungeons that lay underground before listening to the roar of the crowds and gladiators on your way to the arena.
  • Tune in to interesting commentary as your multilingual audio guide engages you through your exploration of ancient Rome.
  • After your VR tour, wander the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill at your own pace. Keep an eye out for temples, ancient graffiti, and hidden passages!

Inclusions

  • Access to the Colosseum floors 1 and 2
  • Access to Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
  • Oculus VR headsets
  • English-speaking assistant for the VR headset
  • Multilingual audio guide in 6 languages (with integrated 3D reconstruction)

Exclusions

  • Access to the Colosseum underground, arena floor, or upper floors
  • Tip: The Neronian Cryptoporticus is a hidden underground passage that connected Palatine Hill to the Colosseum, offering a glimpse into the architecture and engineering of the time.
  • Please note that the Virtual Reality experience is held outside the Colosseum for safety reasons.
  • You must carry a valid ID with you and present it at the time of entry if requested. Should you fail to do so, venue authorities may deny you entry and such instances are not liable for reschedules or refunds.
  • The following are not allowed inside the Colosseum: Luggage, large backpacks.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, pram/stroller users or baby carriages, people with mobility issues.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and must carry a valid ID card.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo (Save 5%): Colosseum with Arena Access + Castel Sant'Angelo Tickets

from €50.80
€48.26

5% off

Mobile Ticket
  • Explore 2 of Rome's most iconic monuments in a single money-saving combo to the Colosseum and Castel Sant'Angelo.
  • Swiftly access the Colosseum, and even delight in exclusive access to the arena – gaining a unique gladitorial perspective.
  • Visit the Roman Forum, once the hub of socio-economic life, and the formely upscale neighborhood of Palatine Hill, from where you can take in unparalleled views of the city.
  • Later, head over to Castel Sant'Angelo and see the Mausoleum of Hadrian, filled with ancient sculptures and weaponry as old as the empire.
  • Explore the castle at your own pace and take in breathtaking panoramas of Rome from the terrace.
  • Explore 2 of Rome's most iconic monuments in a single money-saving combo to the Colosseum and Castel Sant'Angelo.
  • Swiftly access the Colosseum, and even delight in exclusive access to the arena – gaining a unique gladitorial perspective.
  • Visit the Roman Forum, once the hub of socio-economic life, and the formely upscale neighborhood of Palatine Hill, from where you can take in unparalleled views of the city.
  • Later, head over to Castel Sant'Angelo and see the Mausoleum of Hadrian, filled with ancient sculptures and weaponry as old as the empire.
  • Explore the castle at your own pace and take in breathtaking panoramas of Rome from the terrace.

Inclusions

  • Access to the Colosseum Arena & floors 1 and 2
  • Access to Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
  • Access to Castel Sant'Angelo

Exclusions

  • Access to the Colosseum underground or upper floors
  • You cannot bring your luggage and large backpacks for this experience.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, pram/stroller users, baby carriages, and people with mobility issues.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Your Roman Colosseum experience explained

Step into the glorious past of ancient Rome at the Colosseum by choosing from a range of ticket options designed to cater to your preferences. Whether you're a history buff, traveling with family, or seeking an immersive experience, our carefully curated tours provide the ideal way to explore this iconic landmark. If you are in Rome for a short duration, our timed-access or combo tickets may be the best bet for you.

Still unsure about which is the best experience for you? Find out the best ticket options available that can help you unearth the rich history and captivating stories that make the Colosseum a symbol of ancient grandeur, your way.

Things to know before booking Colosseum experiences

  • Your basic entry to the Colosseum doesn't automatically grant access to the Arena, Underground, or levels 3-5. Tickets to view these sections must be purchased separately.
  • The Colosseum waiting queues can be notoriously long, especially during peak season. Book timed-access in advance to save at least 2-3 hours you might otherwise spend in these lines, and head straight right into the amphitheater.
  • Pressed for time? Book an express guided tour and zip in and out of the Colosseum in just an hour. Note that unlike standard guided tours, express tours don't include access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Regular guided tours are also longer in duration, usually lasting at least 3 hours.
  • Note that most tickets to the Colosseum grant access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Don't miss out on these attractions as they comprise the triumvirate of ancient Rome. Bear in mind that as the entrance to the Palatine and Forum is not timed, there is no way to skip the line here.
  • Not a fan of crowds? Trust us, we know how busy the Colosseum can get, regardless of the time of year. Book a small-group guided tour to see the attraction's top features under the expertise of a local tour guide.
  • For the added thrill, consider booking a VR tour of the Colosseum. Watch gladiator combats come alive and enjoy an immersive experience of glories long past. Your kids are sure to love this one!

Which Colosseum experience is best for you?

Colosseum - Skip-the-line Tickets

If you are short on time

Go for: Timed-access tickets
Duration: 2- 3 hours
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access: Yes
Underground, Arena & Belvedere Access: No
Guide: Audioguide

  • This experience allows you to choose the specific time slot within which you would like to visit the amphitheatre allowing you to bypass the long lines and gain speedy entry.
  • Take advantage of the audioguide to enrich your experience with historical context and interesting facts.

Recommended Tours

  • Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Access with Audio Guide
Colosseum Skip-the-Line tickets

If you are on a budget

Go for: Timed-access tickets
Duration: 2- 3 hours
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access: Yes
Underground, Arena & Belvedere Access: No
Guide: Audioguide

  • This combo helps you save big as you get to access 3 attractions with one ticket, unlike individual tickets to these attractions are more expensive.
  • These tickets include an audioguide that will educate you about key aspects of these historic monuments.

Recommended Tour

Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Access with Audio Guide

Colosseum express tours

If you are travelling with kids

Go for: Express tour
Duration: 1 hour
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access: No
Underground, Arena & Belvedere Access: No
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • Express tours are shorter in duration and focus on the major highlights of the Colosseum, making them perfect for families with kids.
  • A professional guide will accompany you, providing fascinating insights in a kid-friendly manner.

Recommended Tour
Colosseum Express Guided Tour

Colosseum small group tours

If you are a solo traveler

Go for: Small-Group tour
Duration: 3 hours
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access: Yes
Underground, Arena & Belvedere Access: Depends on the specific tour
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • Small group tours provide personalized and interactive experiences. With fewer people, you can engage more with your guide and explore the landmark's history and architecture in depth.
  • Access the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and gain a deeper insight into ancient Rome.

Recommended Tour

Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Small-Group Guided Tour

Colosseum Guided Tours

If you are a history buff

Ticket type: Guided tours
Duration: 2-3 hours
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access: Yes
Underground, Arena & Belvedere Access: Yes, depending on the ticket
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • Enjoy a comprehensive and in-depth experience of the Colosseum with the help of a professional tour guide who will accompany you, allowing you to truly understand the history and significance of the attraction.
  • Guided tours are available in English, German, Italian, Spanish and French.

Recommended Tours

  • Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Small-Group Guided Tour
  • Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Guided Tour
Colosseum - Special Access Tickets

If you want to explore in-depth

Ticket type: Special access tour
Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access: Depends on the specific tour
Underground, Arena & Belvedere Access: Yes, but check the ticket to know which of these parts are included.
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • Access to special zones like the Underground, the Colosseum Arena, and the Belvedere, allowing a more in-depth exploration of the Colosseum.
  • A professional tour guide will accompany you, enriching your experience with historical context and interesting facts.

Recommended Tour

Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Guided Tour with Arena Access

Colosseum night tour

If you are looking for an after-hours tour

Ticket type: Colosseum night tour
Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access: No
Underground, Arena & Belvedere Access: Depending on the ticket
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • Explore the Colosseum under the stars with the help of a professional guide, who will provide historical context about the amphitheater.
  • The night tours provide access to special zones like the Underground, Arena, and the Belvedere, which are not accessible with standard-issue tickets.

Recommended Tours

  • Evening Guided Tour of the Colosseum with Arena Floor Access
Colosseum - combo tickets

If you want to explore beyond

Ticket type: Combo tours
Duration: Up to 9 hours
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access: Yes
Underground, Arena & Belvedere Access: Depends on the specific combo tour
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • Explore other popular attractions in Rome along with the Colosseum, such as the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica, allowing you to have an all-around Roman experience at a budgeted price.
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access and guided tours to some of the most-visited destinations in Rome.

Recommended Tours

  • Combo (Save 5%): Colosseum + Vatican Museums Guided Tour

Colosseum discounted rates

  • EU citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 enjoy reduced pricing on their tickets on presentation of a valid ID.
  • EU and non-EU citizens under 18, along with permanent or contract-based teaching staff in Italian schools get free entry into the Colosseum on presentation of a valid ID.

Cancelation policy

Most Colosseum tickets can be canceled 24-72 hours before the experience begins. However, combo tickets cannot be canceled or rescheduled. Please check your ticket for details at the time of booking.

The Colosseum map

Here's a glimpse of what you can expect to see on your Colosseum tour, depending on the type of activity you choose. Note that access to the Arena, Underground, and levels 3-5 all require special access tickets. Standard tickets only guarantee entry to levels 1 and 2.

Explore the Colosseum

Arena
Underground
Colosseum Museum
Belvedere
Colosseum Arena Tickets
Colosseum Underground Tickets
Colosseum museum
Colosseum Belvedere Tickets

While the 3rd, 4th, and 5th tiers are considered part of the Colosseum Belvedere, the Belvedere is mostly used to refer to the 5th level as it means 'beautiful view'. From this uppermost level of the Colosseum, you will be able to enjoy panoramic views of Rome and the inside of the amphitheater from here. Historically, it was where the general public sat, farthest from the action but still part of the spectacle. The Belvedere was reopened to the public in 2017 after a long closure period for safety reasons.

Now, visitors can ascend to this level as part of a guided tour that specifically mentions access to the Belvedere.

Plan your visit to the Colosseum

Timings
Location
Entrances
Accessibility
Facilities
Tips
Eat
Stay
Colosseum opening hours

Colosseum - best way to enter
Wheelchair Accessibility
  • There are 3 wheelchairs in the first tier of the Colosseum at the reception and security office.
  • All entrances are wheelchair accessible.
  • There is an elevator specifically or visitors with mobility issues connecting the first and second floors; and a freight elevator to reach the underground.
  • The first and second tiers of the Colosseum are entirely wheelchair accessible.
  • There are 11 tactile guides spread across the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to explain the layout and significance of these landmarks. The Colosseum has one tactile guide.
  • The ParCo (area encompassing the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill) also offers golf cart services for people using wheelchairs.
Colosseum - facilities
Colosseum Dress Code
  • Snap photos from Palatine Hill: For stunning panoramic views of the Colosseum, head to Palatine Hill, the ancient residential area for Rome's elite. The Palatine Hill offers a unique perspective of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, allowing you to capture epic shots. Since most Colosseum tickets offer access to the Palatine Hill, don't miss this opportunity.
  • Explore the Colosseum at night: While daytime tours are aplenty, consider booking a night tour to experience the Colosseum in a different light. The floodlit monument takes on a magical aura, and the crowds are significantly smaller.
  • Rent a gladiator costume: Outside the Colosseum, you'll find vendors renting gladiator costumes and taking pictures with tourists. This can be a fun and memorable way to commemorate your visit, especially if you're traveling with kids.
  • Don't skip out on the Colosseum museum: Since your entry tickets automatically grant access to the Colosseum museum, stop by it on the 2nd floor of the amphitheater to learn about its history in various moments of time, see a 3D reconstruction of the monument and more.
Colosseum - eat

There are no restaurants inside the Colosseum, however, there are a few dining options available at a walking distance:

  • La Licata: Enjoy some delicious breakfast pastries and coffee at the La Licata.
  • Al 42 Street Chef Gourmet: Enjoy some cooked to order Roman-style fast food at Al 42 Street Chef Gourmet.
  • Fatamorgana: Fancy a gelato? Head to Fatamorgana where you can enjoy a varied range of flavours. You will also find vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
  • Li Rioni: Located in view of the Colosseum, the Li Rioni iis a great place to fill up on some suppli and thin Roman-style pizza.

Beyond the Colosseum

Roman Forum
Palatine Hill
Domus Aurea

Frequently asked questions about Colosseum tickets

How much is a ticket to the Colosseum?

The starting price for the Colosseum experience is €26. This typically includes timed entry to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Prices may vary based on additional features like guided tours or access to special areas like the Underground, the Colosseum Arena, and the Belvedere.

Is it better to book tickets to the Colosseum online or on-spot?

It's always advisable to book tickets to a busy attraction like the Colosseum online, rather than at the venue. Online purchasing allows you to skip the long queues at the ticket office. Additionally, some tickets offer combined access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, providing a more comprehensive experience. Booking online also offer added advantages like:
- Guaranteed entry: Finally, during peak season, walk-in tickets may not be available, and by having tickets booked and ready before your trip, your entry to the site will be ensured.
- Choose from various options: You can also plan for your experience by choosing the type of experience best suited for you, be it a guided tour, or an after-hours tour. You can also book combo tours to visit popular attractions in Rome.
- Discounts & offers: By booking online, you can also avail of some of the best discounts and special offers not available at the ticket office.
- Customer service: You’ll also get 24/7  customer service on the phone, by email, or chat, allowing you to resolve any issues quickly.

What does a Colosseum tour include?

A standard Colosseum ticket includes access to levels 1 and 2 of the Colosseum, along with entry to the Colosseum Museum on level 2. Other tickets include access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Depending on the experience you choose, you may get guided tours as part of the experience, or special access to the Underground, the Colosseum Arena, and the Belvedere. Note that these experiences are levied at a higher price compared to a basic ticket by virtue of the add-ons.

How would my experience be augmented if I visited the Colosseum Arena, Underground and Belvedere?

By accessing sections like the Arena, Underground and Belvedere through opting for a guided Colosseum tour, you will see parts of the Colosseum that are carefully preserved even after 2000 years. These segments of the Colosseum are fragile and reconstructed to some effect, so entering them comes at a justified premium. Entering the arena and underground helps give you a holistic view of the Colosseum's relevance and function.

Does Colosseum tickets allow entry into the Vatican?

You will have to opt for specific Colosseum tickets that provide access to Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and/or St. Peter’s Basilica. Standard issue tickets only grant access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.

What are Colosseum opening hours?

Colosseum opening hours are now 9 AM to 7:15 PM throughout the week with the final entry at 6:15 PM.

How long does it take to complete a Colosseum tour?

A complete tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill typically takes about 3 hours, with approximately an hour dedicated to each landmark.

Can you re-enter the Colosseum with the same ticket once you exit?

No, you cannot re-enter the Colosseum if you exit. However, you can visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill if you haven't already accessed those attractions with your Colosseum ticket.