If you are in Rome and need help with how to buy Colosseum tickets, here are some ways you can avoid waiting for hours in line!
Here are our tips on how to get Colosseum tickets and avoid long lines:
Built in 80 A.D., the Flavian Amphitheater, more commonly known as the Colosseum, was where Romans would go for entertainment and gladiator games. In Roman antiquity seats were free, assigned according to the social class the spectator belonged to.
Gladiators fought against each other, prisoners, and Christians (when Christianity was banned). The Colosseum became, and remains, the symbol of Rome.
Today, the Colosseum attracts a large number of tourists who are willing to spend endless hours in line to go inside and feel the power of the Roman Empire in the magnificent architecture.
Here is what you need to know about purchasing Colosseum tickets and open hours:
If you are planning a visit to the Colosseum, make sure you check the schedule according to what time of the year you are traveling. In fact, though the Colosseum always opens at 8:30, the closing time varies depending on the season and the time that sun sets.
- The Colosseum closes at 4:30pm from the last Sunday in October to February 15th
- It closes at 5:00pm as the days start getting slightly longer, from February 16th to March 15th
- From March 16th to the last Saturday of March, the Colosseum closes at 5:30pm
When spring arrives, tourists visiting Rome have more daylight to enjoy their visit:
- The colosseum closes at 7:15 from the last Sunday of March to August 31st
- For the whole month of September, you will be asked to leave at 7pm
- Lastly, from the first to the last Saturday of October, the closing time is 6:30pm
Whenever you choose to visit the amphitheater, make sure you start your tour at least one hour before the closing time.
If you do not want to risk spending hours in line, make sure you buy the fast track/skip the line from the official state site for Colosseum tickets online. You can also prebook a more memorable kid-friendly Rome Colosseum and Forum tour to ensure the greatest and most exclusive experience of the Colosseum!
To learn about Roman history from a knowledgeable expert, you might want to consider getting a guided tour of the Colosseum to ensure the best of the experiences.
If you just want to wander around on your own, you should consider visiting the Colosseum at night. The availability is limited, so you should look into it as soon as you decide you like the idea! This is also a nice way to avoid the crowds and the heat in the high season.
Everything seems more magical at night, and the Colosseum is no exception. An evening tour will definitely be one of the best things you will tell friends and family once back home.Add to favorites