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With skip-the-line priority access, avoid the long wait and make your way into the world’s largest amphitheater - the Colosseum. Afterward, roam the path of ancient Romans at the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Your Colosseum entry ticket has a two-day validity, ensuring you don't miss a thing.

Why You Shouldn’t Miss This

The Colosseum is one of Italy’s most popular destinations, attracting over 5 million visitors every year. Believed to have been constructed as a gift from ancient emperors to the Roman people, this grand outdoor amphitheater once served as the epicentre for entertainment, hosting various public spectacles and games. A stage for gladiator fights, often including animals, the Colosseum has quite the bloody past. Step back in time, marvel at the impressive architecture and walk the floor of the greatest arena known to mankind.

For more tips on how to make the most of your experience, including must-see sites at the Roman Forum, best photo op spots and much more, check out our collection page for Colosseum tours and tickets.

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Your Experience

Enjoy skip-the-line access into one of Italy’s most popular attractions and avoid the hassle of waiting in a long ticketing line. As you make your way inside the Colosseum, feel the adrenaline rush as you gaze around the the world’s largest arena.

Pro tip: We recommend that you collect your tickets from the ticket kiosk at the Palatine Hill entrance and not the Colosseum, as the queues there are the longest. The ticket kiosk here is not as busy a the one at the Colosseum, and is only a 5 minute walk from the Colosseum, midway down the street - Via di San Gregorio.

The best way to go about this tour is to begin with the Palatine Hills. On completing your tour of the Palatine Hill, you will get an excellent birds' eye view of the Roman Forum as you descend down into it, making it a great way to start your tour of the Forum.

Lastly, as you make your way through the exit gate of the Roman Forum, you will end up at the Colosseum, free from the hassle of waiting in the long lines.

Your Colosseum ticket also includes entry to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Situated just five minutes walk from the Colosseum, Palatine Hill offers one of the best views of the city. Once considered the most desirable neighborhood in Rome, Palatine Hill lives on as an extensive archaeological site. Explore ruins of the Flavian Palace and Stadium of Domitian, as well as the legendary Hut of Romulus. Afterward, head to the Roman Forum and travel back in time as you walk along the same paths as the ancient Romans did. You’ll get a chance to witness popular sites including the Temple of Antoninus Pius, Temple of Castor and Pollux, Temple of Saturn, Arch of Septimius Severus and much more.

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Know Before You Go

Colosseum hours

The Colosseum opens at 8:30 am, year-round. The closing time varies as follows:

8:30 am - 4:30 pm from January 2 to February 15

8:30 am - 5 pm from February 16 to March 15

8:30 am - 5:30 pm from March 16 to last Saturday of March

8:30 am - 7:15 pm from last Sunday of March to August 31

8:30 am - 7 pm from September 1 to September 30

8:30 am - 6:30 pm from October 1 to last sunday of October

8:30 am - 4:30 pm from the last sunday of October to December 31

Palatine Hill and Roman Forum hours

Opens at 8:30am and closes one hour before sunset.


Your tickets are valid for 2 days, redeemable anytime before the end of the year. You may enter as you wish, within operating hours.

Getting there

The Colosseum can be reached by metro line B, train line 3, or via buses 75, 81, 673, 175, and 204. If you’re coming from Rome’s Termini train station, the quickest and most efficient way to reach the Colosseum is by metro. If you prefer to get there by foot, it’s about a 30 minute walk from the train station.

Rules and restrictions

For safety and security reasons, no large backpacks or pieces of luggage are allowed inside the Colosseum.

Upgrade your Colosseum experience

Go even deeper into the heart of the world’s most famous amphitheater with access to areas previously off limits to the public. A Small Group Guided Tour of the Colosseum Underground takes you on a top to bottom exploration of the stadium with special access to the upper tier and underground dungeons.

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Strict Cancellation Policy

These tickets cannot be cancelled or refunded.

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Reviewed in October, 2017

Headout was quick and easy to book with. Redemption instructions were clear and easy to understand.

Arthur Stottlar
Reviewed in October, 2017

Get there early in the morning to beat the crowds. Great experience; do not skip the Roman Forum.

Reviewed in October, 2017

Bring a printout of your ticket to save the most time. If you don’t have access to a printer, you can redeem the tickets on your phone, but you’ll have to wait in a 15min line. Still much better than the normal line though!

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How to Redeem your Tickets

You will receive an email containing your ticket voucher:

On the day of your experience, display your voucher, via mobile device, along with a valid photo ID at the ticket box office located in the Colosseum square, across from the ‘Individual’s Entrance Gate’. Receive your tickets, and proceed to the security check at the Colosseum entrance. Please note, you may be required to wait in a short line at the box office.

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