Free entry to The Colosseum in Rome - Save €16

The Colosseum

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OMNIA Rome and Vatican Pass Benefits:

Free and Fast Track Entry to the Colosseum*
Normal Price: €16.00 + €2.00 (reservation fee)

Please note: Advance bookings required. See below for more detail. 

*Free entry to two of the most popular attractions. Ticket cost includes price of entry to Roman Forum & Palatine Hill. Please note: delays for security checks may apply.

Home to ancient Gladiator fights, learn about the history of the Colosseum through its ruins and artefacts and walk around this 2,000 year old amphitheatre

Built over 2,000 years ago the Colosseum was built as an amphitheatre to host the city’s entertainment – and notoriously, the gladiator fights. It was designed to hold over 50,000 people and had a warren of underground tunnels as well as a hierarchy of levelled seating. The Colosseum’s main spherical structure still stands today and visitors can explore its hallways and walk up its steps to be transported back in time.


  • Explore the top tier walkways
  • Informative exhibitions and displays
  • Ancient artefacts

Did you know:

  • The floor of the Colosseum was made of wooden floorboards so that the gladiators wouldn’t slip – and more importantly, it was good at absorbing any bloodshed
  • Miniature naval boat races were also held at the Colosseum, as well as the historical combats
  • Palazzo Venezia and Palazzo Barberini used the marble from the Colosseum’s structure in their own construction
  • Divided into tiers, the Colosseum had a ranking system in terms of seating: lower seats for the religious and political authorities with a special place for the emperor; then for the so called “patrizi”, that is aristocrats and the knights; then for common people; then for poor people and for women.
  • The Colosseum and the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill count as one attraction, so only one reservation is required for both sites.


Things to see:

Internal tiers

Walk around the top tier and hypogeum and tread where ancient spectators would have tread. Admire the vast building from every angle as you walk around almost 360˚. Notice where the building has crumbled from the destructive earthquakes – especially that of 847 which caused its southern side to collapse.

Underground tunnels

From above you can look down into the warren of tunnels underneath the floor of the Colosseum. Although the floor has been replaced in part to give an idea of how it would have looked, you can imagine how dark it would have been underground where the animals were kept and where the gladiators waited to be let into their fate…

Roman Forum

Along the outer edge, peak through the large window-shaped openings and take in the impressive views of the Roman Forum to the West of the Colosseum. The Arch of Constantine is another notable landmark of the ancient ruins and stands just behind the great amphitheatre. It’s a great way to get a unique perspective over the ancient city and get some memorable photos, too!

Please note that for safety reasons the Colosseum can only accommodate up to 3,000 people at one time. This can sometimes lead to delays in entering the site.

How to get there:

- Colosseo (Metro B)

*The Roma Pass allows you free entry to two of the most popular attractions including the Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum, National Museum of Castel St. Angelo, Capitoline Museums and Museum of Rome.

Please note that security checks are in place for entry to the Colosseum. 

see the: full list of attractions included

Excellent card! It’s unbelievable good card. We skipped all lines in September. We used free public transportation at night after dinner when we felt we really got tired. It’s great!
Lyudmila Leontyeva from USA

Jan - March & Oct - Dec
Monday 08:30 - 16:30/17.30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30/17.30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30/17.30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30/17.30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30/17.30
Saturday 08:30 - 16:30/17.30
Sunday 08:30 - 16:30/17.30
Mar - Sept
Monday 08:30 - 19.00/19:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 19.00/19:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 19.00/19:30
Thursday 08:30 - 19.00/19:30
Friday 08:30 - 19.00/19:30
Saturday 08:30 - 19.00/19:30
Sunday 08:30 - 19.00/19:30

Closed: 25th December, 1st January, 1st May *Please note: All pass holders must pre-book their entry tickets!

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Piazza del Colosseo , 00184 Rome


+39 06 39967700

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Who doesn't want to see The Colosseum when they’re in Rome? Due to this attraction's popularity, it has had to cap the number of visitors it can accommodate to 3000 people for safety. Advance bookings are therefore required.

Please remember to pre-book your ticket. Here’s how:

  • Online at Coop Culture. There is a booking fee of 2€ by credit card.
  • Contact +39 06 39967575. There is a required booking fee of 2€ by credit card.
  • At the Roman Forum, Palatine ticket offices. You can do this on the same day only (subject to availability). The ticket office will issue a receipt with the admission time.

Pre-book. Make a note of your booking slot. Experience the dramatic history of the Colosseum first-hand.