Instant Ticket Confirmation
After you have received your confirmation voucher for your Colosseum tickets, you can rest assured that you have guaranteed entry. Make sure you check your email in the days leading up to your visit, and on the day to make sure there are no changes in schedule.
Easy Return Policy
Your ticket to the Colosseum has an Easy Cancellation policy. This means, if you need to cancel or reschedule your tour, you can! All you need to do is notify your tour operator at least 24 hours before your visit.
*Special conditions apply (Please check our cancellations & refund FAQ)
Last Minute Ticket Availability
When you book last-minute, you may get stuck with the leftover time slots no one else wants, that is of course if you book on another platform. Luckily, you can find last-minute tickets by booking with DoTravel. Best of all, these tickets come with all the perks like fast track access with entrance to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Fast Track Tickets
Wouldn't you rather spend your time exploring the Colosseum, instead of standing in an endless queue leading to the ticket office of the renown Flavian Amphitheatre on a hot summer day? Sweat, crowds, stress, and the chance that tickets may be sold out for the day are only some of the problems you may encounter. Don't put yourself through all that trouble! Book your fast track Colosseum tickets and avoid all the unnecessary hassle.
Note: For security reasons, every visitor needs to pass through a security check, so you should count on some delay even with a fast-track Colosseum entrance. Still, this little delay is nothing in comparison to the time you would waste in the official ticket line!
Extra Ticket Benefits
Your admission tickets are valid for 48 hours so, after your Colosseum visit, you have plenty of time to explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill at your leisure.
If you are interested, you can always upgrade to one of the popular guided tours such as the exclusive Colosseum Underground Tour
. Please note, the Colosseum opening hours vary from season to season. The closing time is always one hour before sunset.
Other ticket upgrade options include:
- Taking small group Guided Colosseum Tours
- Adding on an Audio guide
- Upgrading to a Private Tour
- Making a Combo Package - including the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel. Booking a combo ticket or Roma Pass, allows you to see multiple sights at a reduced price.
Before Your Experience Begins
Meeting Point & Arrival Time
Your booking is tied to a specific entrance time and allows you to enter through a special gate only at that time. Before arriving, make sure you know the way to the meeting point. Also, it is vital you are at the meeting point in advance (as indicated on your voucher); otherwise you may be considered late.
Things to Remember
- Water and other liquids are prohibited inside the Colosseum.
- Wear comfortable shoes and a hat if visiting when the weather is hot.
- Arrive at the meeting point in advance (as indicated on your confirmation voucher - received upon booking).
- All visitors must pass through the security line and metal detectors.
Colosseum Opening Hours
In general, the Colosseum hours are, every day from 9:00 am, with some variation. The Colosseum closing time is one hour before sunset. Available time slots will appear once you have initiated the booking process.
How to Reach the Colosseum
The best way to get to the Colosseum is by Metro. The station you want to stop at is named Colosseo. From the station, the Colosseum is less than a 5 min walk away.
If you are arriving from the center or the main train station (Termini) you can easily walk to the Colosseum in roughly 25 min.
Colosseum Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italia
History Sneak Peek
The construction of the Colosseum started under the rule of Emperor Vespasian (from the Flavius family) in 72 AD and was finished under Titus a decade later. The amphitheater was built on the former site of Nero's Palace. One of Vespasian's goal behind all this was to gain a bit of public popularity by organizing gladiator battles and animal massacres (none of which would win him popularity today). The entrance to the Colosseum was free for all.
The shape of the structure is roughly elliptical, measuring 188m in length and 156m in width. However, the arena floor where the battles took place only measures 76m by 44m. The arena floor was made of wooden planks. It was only during the shows they covered the floor with sand (arena) taken from Monte Mario hill. For special events, they would use different color sand to mark the occasion.
What Happened after the Gladiator Games were over?
The Colosseum remained in use for an impressive 450 years until the Gladiator battles and animal hunts became unpopular, likely due to the rise of Christianity. Soon, the amphitheater space found a multitude of other uses including serving as a church, cemetery, housing, workshops, and even a castle. Nonetheless, in 1349, a strong earthquake caused the south wall to collapse and the construction became unusable. Quite smartly, the city used the stone and marble from the catastrophe to build churches and other public buildings around the city.
Culture in Colosseum
Nowadays, the Colosseum serves for much more cultured purposes. In fact, the Colosseum is a dream place of many artists who yearn to perform under the spell of its special ambiance. Though, only a few have been successful in this colossal undertaking. The first Italian artist to perform inside was, in 2011, Biagio Antonacci. Later the list grew with names such as Andrea Bocelli, Nicola Piovani; Ray Charles, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Noa, Mercedes Sosa, and Khaled.
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