The Colosseum in Rome is open almost every date of the year. It is closed only on the 1st of January and the 25th of December. The rest of the year, Colosseum is open for visitors. Colosseum opening hours are seasonal and depend on the time of the year. The last entrance is one hour before the closing time.
Regular Colosseum opening time is from 08:30h
The opening time of Colosseum on June 2nd is from 13:30h because of the Italian National Day
During the winter, it usually closes at 17h, and in the rest of the year, it can be open until 19h, depending on the exact time of the year. Except for December 25th and January 1st, the Colosseum is open every day of the year.
All Colosseum entrances have ramps.
People with disabilities, pregnant women, and people over 65 years of age can exclusively use the elevators to go to the first floor.
You must request the use of elevators at the cashier when buying/redeeming online tickets.
- You will get separate tickets to use the elevators
- Disabled persons can use both entrances
- Toilets are on the south side of the Colosseum
Because of the recent events, and for maximum protection of the visitors, strict security measures apply. For online booked tickets, you must arrive at the cashier half an hour before the time of the visit.
It is forbidden to bring large bags, backpacks, and suitcases/trolleys.
To enter the Colosseum, you have to pass through a security check. Weapons, knives, and firecrackers are forbidden, as well as glass bottles. However, you can bring in plastic bottles if you empty them before you go inside. Inside the Colosseum, there is a fountain with drinking water where you can refill them with water.
The Colosseum can accommodate up to 3.000 visitors at the same time. It can sometimes mean a bit longer waiting times, also for pre-booked visitors.
Please note: Colosseum opening and closing hours are strict, and the visitors should respect it.
The Colosseum is at Piazza del Colosseo, and it can be easily reached by foot or by public transport from any place in central Rome. You can get there using the subway (line B), by tram (line 3) or by bus (number 75). Remember to purchase your transport ticket in advance and to validate it upon boarding. The best places to get tickets are Tobacco shops (also known as “tabacchi”).