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.
The ticket office closes one hour before the site closing time.
Closed 1 January and 25 December.
Last Sunday of October to 15 February: 8.30 – 16.30
16 February to 15 March: 8.30 – 17.00
16 March to last Saturday of March: 8.30 – 17.30
Last Sunday of March to 31 August: 8.30 – 19.15
1 September to 30 September: 8.30 – 19.00
1 October to last Sunday of October: 8.30 – 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 24 years old and for European Union teachers;
Free Entrance: for European Union citizens under 18 and over 65 years old
1.50 euros for single entry,
21 euro for groups,
10 euros for schools.
+39.06.39967700 (Monday – Friday 9-13.30 and Saturday 14.30-17)