Timing & Prices of the Colosseum

Colosseum Opening hours

The Roman Forum and Palatine Hill will be open at 9.00 a.m.
The Colosseum will be open at 8.30 a.m.

Monday to Sunday

The last admission will be one hour before closing time.
Depending on the time of year the opening times may vary, please see the Colosseum opening and closing times below.

Colosseum Opening Hours

Colosseum Opening Hours

Period Opening Hours Last Admission
January to March 8:30 AM to 19:15 PM 18:15 PM
April to June 8:30 AM to 19:15 PM 18:15 PM
July to September 8:30 AM to 19:15 PM 18:15 PM
1 October to 26 October 8:30 AM to 18:30 PM 17:30 PM
27 October to 31 December 8:30 AM to 16:30 PM 15:30 PM

Faqs about visiting the colosseum

The Colosseum is open every day except January 1st and December 25th.
The best time to visit the Colosseum is either early in the morning when it opens at 8:30 AM or late in the afternoon a few hours before closing. This helps avoid the peak crowds and the midday heat.
A typical visit to the Colosseum takes about 1 to 1.5 hours. If you plan to visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill as well, you should allocate at least 3 hours in total.
No, the last admission is one hour before closing time. Visitors are not allowed to enter after this time.
Yes, it is highly recommended to book tickets in advance due to the large number of visitors. This also allows you to choose a specific time slot for entry, which can help avoid long queues.


Adult tickets cost €16.00 and an online booking fee of €8.00 must be paid. This ticket allows you a scheduled entrance to the Colosseum and an open entrance to the Roman Forum and Palatine, including the temporary exhibition, as well as to the Imperial Forums.

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