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Address

Address: Piazza del Colosseo
Zone: Rione Monti (Colosseo-S.Giovanni-S.Maria Maggiore) (Roma centro)
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Contacts

Telephone: Singoli +39 06 39967700
Telephone: Gruppi: +39 06 39967450
Telephone: Scuole: +39 06 399 67 200

Opening times

1-24 October: 09.30 - 18.30
25-31 October: 08.30 - 16.30

Closed January 1st and December 25th   

 
For security reasons it is strictly forbidden to enter with backpacks, camping, bulky bags and luggage/trolley. It is forbidden to access the monument with bottles and glasses containers, alcholic beverages and spray cans.
Access is not permitted to animals

 

Accessibility: the monument has a lift for the disabled. Please ask the staff at the ticket window to access the upper floors, where a technician is available to help people with disabilities. Accessible equipped toilet available.

Information

Tickets:
- 24h – Colosseum, Forums and Palatine ticket (temporarily limited to Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill)
Full rate € 16.00 - Reduced rate € 2.00 
+ € 2,00 booking fee
Ticket valid for 1 day with 1 entrance to the Colosseum and 1 entrance to the Roman Forum / Palatine / Imperial Forums archaeological area. Admission to temporary exhibition/s included
Tickets online: https://bit.ly/3hEjPch.

- Full Experience Arena ticket € 22,00 + € 2,00 booking fee
Valid 2 days from first use, it allows one entrance to the Colosseum with access to the Arena, one entrance to the Palatine Forum area and SUPER sites.Colosseum entrance from "Varco Stern".

- Underground Full Experience Ticket € 22,00 + € 2,00 booking fee
Valid 2 days from first use, it allows one entrance to the Colosseum with access to the Underground, one entrance to the Palatine Forum area and SUPER sites. Colosseum entrance from "Sperone Valadier". Visitors who purchase the Full Experience ticket (without a tour from the concessionaire) are assisted by Coopculture operators during the journey in the reserved area of the monument (about 15').
Visitors continue the visit on their own.

- Full Experience ticket + Arena didactic tour € 22,00 + € 9,00 + € 2,00 booking fee
Valid 2 days from first use, it allows one entrance with didactic tour to the Colosseum and Arena (about 60'), one entrance to the Palatine Forum area and SUPER sites. Colosseum entrance from "Sperone Valadier".

- Full Experience ticket + Underground didactic tour € 22,00 + € 9,00 + € 2,00 booking fee
Valid 2 days from first use, it allows one entrance with didactic tour to the Colosseum and the Underground (about 60'), one entrance to the Palatine Forum area and SUPER sites. Colosseum entrance from "Sperone Valadier".

Please note:
Reduced fare € 2,00
for EU citizens between 18 and 25 years of age in possession of a valid form of photo ID

Roma Pass reduced
Reduced Roma Pass ticket € 7,50.
The reduction to 2 euros
remains valid for EU citizens between 18 and 25 years of age in possession of a valid form of photo ID
Free admission:  According to national laws.

Please visit: https://parcocolosseo.it/en/visit/opening-times-and-tickets/
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The access to all of the areas in the PArCo will be possible only by booking the entrance online.

Please note:
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The “Colosseum, Forums, Palatine” ticket is still available, but visitor access is temporarily restricted to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine, with no connection to the common area of the Imperial Forums.

- A new App, ParcoColosseo, has been released for visitors to discover the new tickets and routes in the PArCo.

- The Forum Pass SUPER ticket is currently unavailable until further notice.

Keep following on the official web site and across the @parcocolosseo social media accounts.

 

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Description

The emperors of the Flavia family built this large amphitheater for gladiatorial shows and hunts of wild animals, which in the following centuries became the symbol of the Eternal City. 
The building, called Colosseum starting from the Middle Ages perhaps due to the vicinity of an enormous statue of Nero (Colossus), rose on the area covered by the artificial lake of the Domus Aurea.
The works started under Vespasian and were terminated in the year 80 A.D. by Titus that promoted a magnificent inauguration with games that lasted apparently one hundred days, during which five thousand beasts were killed.
The construction was completed under Domitian (81-96).
The building has an elliptical plan and consists externally of a triple series of eighty travertine arches lined by Tuscanic semicolons in the first order, Ionic in the second and Corinthian in the third. We can still see on the top the shelves and the holes for the poles that sustained the large curtain that protected the spectators from the sun and the rain. Instead the numerous holes visible all over the outside surface were made during the Middle Ages with the purpose of recuperating the metal plates that kept the stone blocks together.
The arches on the ground floor gave access to the steps and stands for the public. Above the arches the Roman numbers that indicated the various sectors of the cavea are still visible. Only the main entrances, situated in correspondence of the main axes, were not numbered because reserved to privileged categories: magistrates, vestals, religious colleges, etc.. The northern entrance lead to the tribune reserved to the Emperor.
The underground basements where used to keep the machinery and the cages for the beasts, or as storage and service rooms. They are still visible today at the center of the amphitheater, but were originally covered with wooden boards that formed the surface of the arena. Four corridors located under the main entrances connected the basements with the outside: one led to the Ludus Magnus, the main barracks of the gladiators.
The shows were free of charge and the seats were assigned according to the class of belonging: some stands in the lower sector that were reserved to the senators bear inscriptions with the names of 195 personalities of the senatorial order belonging to the period of Odoacer (476-483).
The gladiatorial games were definitively forbidden by Valentinian the Third after the year 438 A.D., while the shows with hunts of wild beasts continued until 523. In the Middle Ages the Colosseum was transformed into a fortress that belonged firstly to the Frangipane and then to the Annibaldi family.
After becoming a quarry of construction material and being unceasingly dispoliated for centuries, in 1749 it was consecrated by Benedict the Fourteenth to the Passion of Jesus and "reutilized" as a monumental Via Crucis.
At the beginning of the nineteenth century the first interventions to statically reinforce the structure were performed and the large brick walls that still retain what remains of the external perimeter were built.

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Date: from 2020-03-17
Last checked: 2020-09-01 9:04