from 16 February to 15 March 2014: from 8.30 to 4.30pm
from 16 March to 29 March 2014: from 8.30 to 5.00pm
Colosseum + Roman Forum + Palatine Hill Combined Ticket (valid for 2 days):
Adults: € 12,00;
Concessions: € 7,50 (European citizens between 18 and 24 years of age, teachers, etc.);
Free Admission: European citizens under 18 and over 65 years of age;
Roma Archeologia Card: Adults: € 23,00 Concessions: € 13,00 - valid for 7 days, it allows entance to Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Cripta Balbi, Terme di Diocleziano, Colosseo, Foro Romano e Palatino, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella;
Booking Fee: € 2,00 for individual visitors recommended for skipping the queue to the monument; booking is required for organized groups of 14 vistors or more, up to a maximum of 50 people. The booking includes the compulsory rent of radioguides, unless the group is already provided with their own equipment; Group booking fee: € 28,00 up to 14 visitors (from the XV visitors on an extra fee of € 2,00 per person ir required, paybale at the box office). Schools are required to book in advance (€ 15,00 for school group, which may not exceed 50 students).
PLEASE NOTE: Booking for individual visitors is not required at the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. All tickets booked by phone or online (also Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tickets only) must be collected at the Coliseum's Ticket Window.
The Severan Arcades are a very important archaeological document: built in a period included between Domitian and Maxentius Empire, these architectural structures have a functional purpose and attest the costruction engineering skills of Roman builders, which compensated the site characteristics to create complex and sumptuous palaces.
The arches are very high and narrow, built on two levels, according to a well known module used to construct bridges and aqueducts. The function of these structures was to widen the buildings on top of Palatine hill, where it wasn't possible due to the outline of the hillside.
From the top of the architectural structure, it is possible to enjoy a beautiful sight of the ancient and modern Rome: especially the imperial tribune and its access corridor, built at Circus Maximus by Domitian and widen by Maxentius. It is possible to admire also the so called "Stadium", created by the same architect Rabirius who was in charge buiding the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus.
Unusual and amazing the way lights and shadows play at sunset, enhancing the beauty and the atmosphere of the archaeological site.