The Colosseum in Rome, Italy

The Colosseum is on most tourists' bucketlist of things to see while in Rome. An impressive structure that is nestled between a combination of old ruins and new complexes, Rome's appreciation for their past is evident. So much history is preserved in the bustling city.

The Colosseum is remarkably old with the construction finishing in 80 AD. That's nearly two thousand years old. The structure itself was a grand theatre meant to be the center of Roman life by providing entertainment. Often grisly battles were fought between men, animals, and what have you. The structure today stands only partially after much wear and tear. Visitors can even peer into the basement corridors due to the partially destructed floors.


Closest metro stop is Colosseo.
Coordinates: 41.890183° N, 12.492118° E

Cost & Admission
12,00 € : full price
7.50 € : reduced, for European Union members between 18 and 25 years
Free for all citizens under 18 years old

The ticket is valid for 2 days (first use), can be used until 31.12.2017 and allows entry to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

*The Colosseum is free for all during the first Sunday of every month.

8:30 am to 4:30 pm - until February 15
8:30 am to 5:00 pm - from February 16 to March 15
8:30 am to 15:30 pm - from March 16 to last Saturday of March.
8:30 am to 7:15 pm - from the last Sunday in March until 31 August
8.30 am to 7:00 pm - from September 1 to 30
8:30 am to 6:30 pm - from the first to the last Saturday in October 

Last entrance one hour before closing time.

Food vendors and shops nearby.

Walking, exploring a historic site.

If possible, buy your tickets online or opt for a city pass. We didn't and the line to buy tickets far surpassed the line to enter. You will never get an empty picture in the middle of summer. The Colosseum is very crowded during height tourist season.