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ATTENTION The free ticket can be used throughout the opening hours of the monument. The time indicated for the reservation and on the ticket is the last access time allowed for the day booked.

Admission ticket for single visitors valid for 24 hours.
Accesses with restrictions. Reservation required online and by phone also for the same day of the visit.


  • Gates of the Colosseum
    At Sperone Valadier.
    It is strictly necessary to arrive at the dedicated access gate 15 minutes before the booked time, already in possession of his/her access admission ticket.

  • Gates of the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Imperial Forum
    Entrances: Arco di Tito and Varco Vignola in Via di San Gregorio, Colonna Traiana Via dei Fori Imperiali 
    Exits: Largo della Salara Vecchia, Arco di Tito, Varco Vignola in Via di San Gregorio, Via Petroselli, Colonna Traiana Via dei Fori Imperiali 



  • Ticket valid 24 hours from first use
  • 1 entrance to the Colosseum at the booked time
  • 1 open entrance to the Roman Forum, Palatine and Imperial Forum
  • Admission to temporary exhibitions


  • Entrance to the Arena, Underground and III Level of the Colosseum
  • Entrance to the SUPER sites visitable


The Colosseum an the Roman forum/Palatine/Imperial forum are open every day

from 2 January to 28 February 9.00 - 16.30
from 1 to 26 March 9.00 - 17.30
from 27 March to 31 August 9.00am - 7.15pm
from 1 September to 30 September 9.00 - 19.00
from 1 to 30 October 9.00 - 18.30
from 31 October to 31 December 9.00 - 16.30

Last admission one hour before closing


  • citizens under 18 years old from european union and no-eu countries
  • italian permanent teachers or with fix-term contract upon presentation of the suitable certification issued by the schools
  • the Archaeological Park of the Colosseum has determined some days during the year with free admission and without pre-sale. For more information, please refer to the page of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • european union’s tour guides in the exercise of their professional activity
  • european union’s touristic interpreters in the exercise of their professional activity
  • employees of the ministry for cultural heritage and activities
  • members of icom (international council of museum)
  • members of iccrom (international organization for conservation of cultural heritage)
  • european union’s groups and students from public and private eu schools led by one teacher every 10 students, upon reservation
  • teachers and students of architecture, conservation of cultural assets, learning sciences and degree courses in literature with archeology or art-history subject areas in the universities and art academies and enrolled in the respective improving schools, specialist studies and phd’s of the above-mentioned courses of every member state of the european union. the ticket is released to the students by showing a certificate of registration in the current academic year
  • socrates and erasmus students of the above-mentioned degree courses
  • art-history teachers in high-schools
  • students of the following schools: central institute of restoration, opificio delle pietre dure, school for mosaic restoration
  • journalists enrolled in the national register and journalists coming from any other country, in the performance of their duties and upon presentation of a suitable document proving the professional activity carried out
  • people with disabilities and one family member or a helper belonging to the health and social assistance service
  • volunteers who carry out promotion and dissemination activities of the cultural heritage, on the basis of the agreements concluded with the ministry, according to art. 112, paragraph 8 of the civil code
  • AIRE Italians residing abroad
  • first Sunday of each month free for all visitors

For opening hours, reductions and free tickets, Covid-19 Regulations and Super Sites that can be visited click here