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Typology: Monuments


Address: Via Labicana
Zone: Rione Monti (Colosseo-S.Giovanni-S.Maria Maggiore) (Roma centro)
Ingresso al monumento: inizio via Labicana angolo piazza del Colosseo


Telephone booking: 060608 tutti i giorni ore 9.00-19.00

Opening times

Admission to the monument is allowed to groups and associations, with their own guide, who must make a reservation at 060608 (daily, 9.00 - 19.00).
Maximum 30 people per visit.

For individual visitors, who must also make a reservation at 060608, individual visits are also possible according to a schedule specified on the page > Monumenti del territorio


Regular Tickets:  
Adults: € 4,00;
Concessions: € 3,00.
Tickets are paid for in cash on the spot.
MIC card holders are entitled to free admission

On the first Sunday of the month, admission to monuments in the area is free for all.

Please note: The entrance fee does not include the guided tour, which must be organised independently.


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The Ludus Magnus was built in the valley between the Esquilino and the Celio. The remains of the complex were discovered in 1937, but only 20 years later excavations were terminated. The monument is the result of many building stages: under the arena have been discovered a series of structures dating back to the Republican and Augustan ages, emperor Domiziano built the actual "Ludus" with a rectangular court and the tabernae, a pillared portico and the elliptical arena with the cavea. Between the II and IV centuries the complex underwent several restorations: Traiano raised the complex and the arena. Later, some works were carried out under Odoacre. The four-sided portico, 100 m per side, is formed by the outside rooms to be used by the gladiators and as services for the performances. A small cavea for a strict number of people surrounded the ellipsoidal arena.
The building can be seen from via Labicana and via di S.Giovanni in Laterano.
The underground rooms are not accessible.


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Last checked: 2023-03-21 14:59