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Areas and Monuments

The Colosseum

The Flavian Amphitheatre, more commonly known as the Colosseum, stands in the archaeological heart of Rome and welcomes large numbers of visitors daily, attracted by the fascination of its history and its complex architecture.

The building became known as the Colosseum because of a colossal statue that stood nearby. It was built in the 1st century CE at the behest of the emperors of the Flavian dynasty. Until the end of the ancient period, it was used to present spectacles of great popular appeal, such as animal hunts and gladiatorial games. The building was, and still remains today, a spectacle in itself. It is the largest amphitheatre in the world, capable of presenting surprisingly complex stage machinery, as well as services for spectators.

A symbol of the splendour of the empire, the Amphitheatre has changed its appearance and its function over the centuries, presenting itself as a structured space but open to the Roman community. (more…)


24h – Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine

Ticket valid for 1 day with 1 entrance to the Colosseum, without access to the arena, and 1 entrance to the archaeological area of the Roman Forum, Imperial Fora and Palatine.

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Full Experience

Valid for two consecutive days, it allows only one access to the Colosseum and one access to the archaeological area of the Roman Forum, Imperial Fora and Palatine, including ongoing exhibitions.

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Full Experience Attic – Visits with the panoramic lift

The visits with the panoramic lift to the intermediate gallery between the 2nd and the 3rd levels and from there to the attic of the Colosseum will be possible every day of the week from 8.30 a.m. to 5.45 p.m.

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Accessibility and services

Accessible area
Baby changing stations
Baby Pit Stop
Info point
Audio guides
Video guides
Punto ristoro
Lift - Hoist

How to get here

Roma, Piazza del Colosseo

Metro: Line B “Colosseo”
Bus: Line 51, 75, 81, 85, 87, 118
Tram: Line 3