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Everything You Need To Know About Colosseum Opening Hours And When To Visit

Today

Open 9 AM–7:15 PM

Last Admission

6:15 PM

Colosseum

The Colosseum is open year round, with the exception of March 29, 2024, December 25 and January 1.

Mar 26 TO Aug 31 Timings

Days (Mar 26 TO Aug 31)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday9:00 AM–7:15 PM6:15 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM–7:15 PM6:15 PM
Wednesday (Today)9:00 AM–7:15 PM6:15 PM
Thursday9:00 AM–7:15 PM6:15 PM
Friday9:00 AM–7:15 PM6:15 PM
Saturday9:00 AM–7:15 PM6:15 PM
Sunday9:00 AM–7:15 PM6:15 PM

Jan 1 TO Feb 28 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Feb 28)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday9:00 AM–4:30 PM3:30 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM–4:30 PM3:30 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM–4:30 PM3:30 PM
Thursday9:00 AM–4:30 PM3:30 PM
Friday9:00 AM–4:30 PM3:30 PM
Saturday9:00 AM–4:30 PM3:30 PM
Sunday9:00 AM–4:30 PM3:30 PM

Mar 1 TO Mar 25 Timings

Days (Mar 1 TO Mar 25)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday9:00 AM–5:30 PM4:30 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM–5:30 PM4:30 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM–5:30 PM4:30 PM
Thursday9:00 AM–5:30 PM4:30 PM
Friday9:00 AM–5:30 PM4:30 PM
Saturday9:00 AM–5:30 PM4:30 PM
Sunday9:00 AM–5:30 PM4:30 PM
colosseum opening hours

Last entry: One hour before closing time.

Palatine Hill

Mar 31 TO Sep 30 Timings

Days (Mar 31 TO Sep 30)

TIMINGS
Monday9:00 AM–7:15 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM–7:15 PM
Wednesday (Today)9:00 AM–7:15 PM
Thursday9:00 AM–7:15 PM
Friday9:00 AM–7:15 PM
Saturday9:00 AM–7:15 PM
Sunday9:00 AM–7:15 PM

Jan 1 TO Feb 28 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Feb 28)

TIMINGS
Monday9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Thursday9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Friday9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Saturday9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Sunday9:00 AM–4:30 PM

Mar 1 TO Mar 30 Timings

Days (Mar 1 TO Mar 30)

TIMINGS
Monday9:00 AM–5:30 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM–5:30 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM–5:30 PM
Thursday9:00 AM–5:30 PM
Friday9:00 AM–5:30 PM
Saturday9:00 AM–5:30 PM
Sunday9:00 AM–5:30 PM

Roman Forum

Mar 31 TO Sep 30 Timings

Days (Mar 31 TO Sep 30)

TIMINGS
Monday9:00 AM–7:15 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM–7:15 PM
Wednesday (Today)9:00 AM–7:15 PM
Thursday9:00 AM–7:15 PM
Friday9:00 AM–7:15 PM
Saturday9:00 AM–7:15 PM
Sunday9:00 AM–7:15 PM

Jan 1 TO Feb 28 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Feb 28)

TIMINGS
Monday9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Thursday9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Friday9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Saturday9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Sunday9:00 AM–4:30 PM

Mar 1 TO Mar 30 Timings

Days (Mar 1 TO Mar 30)

TIMINGS
Monday9:00 AM–5:30 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM–5:30 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM–5:30 PM
Thursday9:00 AM–5:30 PM
Friday9:00 AM–5:30 PM
Saturday9:00 AM–5:30 PM
Sunday9:00 AM–5:30 PM



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Best time to visit the Colosseum

Weekday vs Weekend

Weekdays generally see fewer crowds as opposed to weekends. Waiting times at queues are also shorter. If you've booked skip-the-line tickets, visiting on a weekday will offer you an even more relaxed and thorough tour of the Colosseum.

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Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Pleasant
Crowded
Very Crowded

Peak season vs Low season

The summer months from June to August draw maximum footfall, and the Colosseum (an otherwise busy attraction) can get really crowded (not to mention blazing hot!). For the best experience, consider visiting during the shoulder season between October to March, where you can enjoy a less hurried experience in comparison, and temperatures are also cooler.

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Off Season
Moderate Season
Peak Season

How long does it take to explore the Colosseum?

You will need at least an hour to see the Colosseum by yourself which includes time to explore the monument and click some pictures and selfies. Covering other attractions like the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill will need 3 hours. The time needed to cover these landmarks also depends on the type of tour you choose. Guided tours usually take a longer time compared to exploring by yourself.

Frequently asked questions about Colosseum working hours

What are the Colosseum opening hours for the year 2024?

From March 1 to 30 March, the Colosseum is open from 8:30am to 5:30 pm. Last admission is at 4:30pm. From 31 March to 30 September, timings are 8:30am to 7:15pm. From October 1 to 26, you can visit between 8:30am and 6:30pm. From 27 October to 31 December, Rome Colosseum hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm.

When is the Colosseum closed?

The Colosseum is closed on March 29 of 2024, 1 January and 25 December.

What is the best time to visit the Colosseum?

For smaller crowds and pleasant weather, the best time to visit the Colosseum would be between November to February. During the day, visiting during early hours or just before closing is recommended. Finally, plan your visit during the weekdays to avoid huge crowds of tourists.

Is it better to visit the Colosseum on a weekday or weekend?

A Colosseum visit is best enjoyed on a weekday, typically when the landmark has just opened to visitors, or late in the afternoon. This ensures you have a smooth and hassle-free visit, as the Colosseum is a popular attraction and throngs of tourists flock to it at all times of the year. However, visiting on a weekday, especially between the months of October-November and March, offer better chances of a relaxed visit.

What are Roman Forum hours?

The Roman Forum opens every day at 9:00 AM. The closing time is anywhere between 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM depending on the season. The attraction remains closed on 25 December and 1 January.

What are Palatine Hill opening hours?

Palatine Hill opens every day at 8:30 AM. The closing time is anywhere between 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM depending on the season. The attraction remains closed on 25 December and 1 January.

How much time is needed to explore the Colosseum?

You need anywhere between 1 to 3 hours to cover Colosseum along with the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

Will there be enough time to cover the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill all on the same day?

While an entire day may be enough to see all these attractions, it's best to space your visit across two days, since entry tickets to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum usually have 24 hours validity after a trip to the Colosseum. Taking two days to cover these attractions also ensures that there is no information overload, as all these sites have a captivating history and background.

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