The Coliseum in Rome is a grand structure which was built over 2,000 years ago as an amphitheatre to host legendary gladiator contests and other public spectacles.
The Coliseum has been partly destroyed and damaged through the years, however, impressive ruins have been preserved and are open to visitors. This grand historic arena was originally built to hold over 50,000 and many of the original outer walls and facade still stand tall today.
The Coliseum played host to wide range of elaborate shows such as Gladiator fights and hunts involving live wild animals and movable trees. In recent centuries it has had close connections with the Catholic Church and is the starting point for the "Way of the Cross" procession on Good Friday which involves the Pope.
This iconic attraction is popular with many visitors to the city. Don't miss out during a trip to the city.
*With an OMNIA Vatican and Rome card you can visit 2 out 5 top attractions for free including The Coliseum.
"EXCELLENT VALUE - USED FOR VISIT TO VATICAN GARDENS AND MUSEUMS; COLISEUM AND ST.PETERS BASILICA AS WELL AS HOP ON AND OFF BUS AND ON THE METRO. THE 'BEAT THE QUEUE' FACILITY REALLY HELPFUL WHEN TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE... I REALLY RECOMMEND THIS - MY DAUGHTERS AND I BOUGHT THE THREE DAY PASS BEFORE LEAVING ENGLAND - A VERY GOOD INVESTMENT."
Mr Maramaros from UK
Learn more what you get and how the OMNIA Vatican and Rome card works at this popular sight.
Attractions in close proximity
Piazza del Colosseo
Tel: +39 06 39967700
2nd January to 15th February
8.30 am - 4.30 pm
16th February to 15th March
8.30 am - 5.00 pm
16th March to last Saturday of March
8.30 am - 5.30 pm
26th March to 31st August
8.30 am - 7.30 pm
1st September to 30th September 30
8.30 am - 7.00 pm
1st October to last Saturday of October
8.30 am - 6.30 pm
Last Sunday of October to 31st December
8.30 am - 4.30 pm
OMNIA PASS BENEFITS
Free entry to The Coliseum with The OMNIA Vatican and Rome card
Normal Gate Price: Adult £15.50