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Regulation for guided tours in the underground levels of the Colosseum

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The Parco archeologico del Colosseo establishes the following regulations for conducting guided tours in the underground levels of the Colosseum:

  • Reservation by phone at the number 063996 7888
  • The reservation must be made exclusively by the guide who will lead the tour with the clients, providing the names of each participant and using their credit card for payment
  • On an experimental basis, the PArCo stipulates that each guide may book a maximum of 7 people per tour, per day (6 people + guide)
  • Each guide may lead a visit to a maximum of 7 people, in a shift, per day (6 people + guide)
  • In the event that the guide who made the booking is unable to conduct the service on the scheduled day, they may be replaced by another authorised guide, subject to providing at the entrance a signed and dated proxy from the guide unable to take part and an identification document with the booking code. The proxy with the booking code will be handed over to the staff in charge of checking nominative tickets. Only one replacement is permitted on the day.

The PArCo reserves the right to carry out systematic checks of compliance with this regulation and anticipates as of now that action will be taken in the absence of a duly justified proxy and in the event of substitutions exceeding the permitted number, and that guided tours with a number of people in excess of the number allowed for each guide will not be admitted to the underground levels.


    Do I need to print out the ticket I bought online?
    It is not necessary, just show the receipt on your smartphone.

    Which sites cannot be visited?
    House of Livia and Domus Transitoria.
    On the website and on social networks there will be timely information about the reopening of these sites.

    How many people can be in a group?
    25 people, including guide. From 10 people the guide must use the whisper.

    Is it possible to buy a combined ticket for a group?
    It is not possible, only single tickets can be purchased.
    For groups, we recommend booking single tickets all at the same time.

    How do I book a free ticket?
    Free tickets cannot be booked but can be collected at the ticket offices.
    24h OnlyArena and Full Experience tickets must be booked.
    See the page dedicated to free tickets here

    Is it possible to enter with a small dog?
    Yes, it is possible to enter the open areas of the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill with small dogs (weighing between 5 kg and 10 kg).
    The Colosseum, the Domus Aurea and all closed areas are excluded.
    Dogs will have to be carried in special carriers belonging to the visitors themselves. Dog prams will not be allowed.
    Admission for dogs is free of charge.
    After passing the security checks, dogs must remain in their carriers for the duration of the visit.
    In the case of a dog for use in pet-therapy or as a companion in the event of disability, appropriate documentation must be presented.

    Is there free admission every first Sunday of the month?
    Yes. The Colosseum Archaeological Park adheres to the initiative with the following visit options:
    – Ticket Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine to visit in one single tour the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine
    – Forum Pass ticket to visit the Imperial Forum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine in a single tour
    Tickets can be collected, in order of arrival, at the ticket office in Piazza del Colosseo, located near the Temple of Venus and Rome and in Largo della Salara Vecchia.
    During the free Sundays also the Membership Card and Roma Pass holders can collect their free tickets at the ticket office, in order of arrival.

    Can I buy my ticket at the ticket office?
    Yes, find the ticket office here 

    Is it possible to enter the Colosseum at a different time from the one booked?
    It is not possible.

    How long can I stay in the Colosseum?
    There are no time limitations for staying in the Colosseum.

    Is it possible to book guided tours?
    Yes, online or directly inside the Colosseum