Look for a website to purchase skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum and you get hit with a tidal wave of online vendors.
In this blog post we concisely explain the principal Colosseum ticket options and where to find the official website.
If you've booked a tour of Rome with DriverInRome put your mind at ease! We will handle pre-booked tickets for you.
Co-Op Culture: Official Website for Tickets to the Colosseum and Other Monuments in Rome
The official website for up-to-date information on the Colosseum is managed by Co-Op Culture. On the site you can also buy tickets to the Colosseum, in addition to a wealth of other popular archeological sites, art galleries, and museums throughout Italy.
We think the best place to start searching for things is on the “Buy a Ticket” page. It seems putting the cart before the horse, but this page gives you the option to filter by location, which is a handy way to start narrowing things down.
Once on the “Buy a Ticket” page click on “DESTINATIONS” to filter by location.
Colosseum Tickets: At-a-Glance Comparison of Ticket Types
Wading through all the options for Colosseum tickets on the Co-Op Culture website can be a bit tricky because the name of the ticket you are looking at can change as you progress from the general info section to booking.
Here’s a concise list of the main ticket options, which we hope will also demystify some of the quirks we found.
Keep in mind that all the ticket types mentioned include entrance to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill.
TICKET TYPES FOR THE COLOSSEUM, ROMAN FORUM, AND PALATINE HILL
Also referred to as “Ordinary ticket” or “24h – Colosseum, Forums and Palatine ticket”
- 18 Euro
- Valid for 24 hrs
- one entrance at the Colosseum
- one entrance at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
“Full experience with Arena”
- 24 Euro
- Valid for 2 days from first use
- one entrance to the Colosseum with access to the Arena
- one entrance to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
- one entrance to the S.U.P.E.R. sites*
“Full Experience Underground and Arena Accompanied Tour”
- 24 Euro
- as immediately above + accompanied visit of underground
“Full Experience Underground and Arena English Educational Tour”
also referred to as “The Wonders of the Colosseum Underground & Arena; Didactic Visit for Individuals and Full Experience Ticket”
- 34 Euro
- as immediately above + didactic tour from the Underground to the Terrace Valadier
- Note that the third tier of the Colosseum is not included in this ticket
The S.U.P.E.R. sites include:
- Oratorio dei Quaranta Martiri (Oratory of the Forty Martyrs)
- first level of Museo Palatino (Palatine Museum)
- the exterior of the House of Augustus
- Schola Praeconum
Online Ticket Purchase for the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill through the Co-Op Culture Website
Of course if you’ve hired DriverInRome for a private tour or day trip in Rome we will simplify skip-the-line ticket process by booking them for you.
To explore the regular ticket and full experience ticket options we suggest the "Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine" landing page as a point of departure.
Alternatively there’s the "Buy A Ticket" page which will give you the ability to search tourist sights in all of Italy.
The information contained in this blog post was checked for accuracy at the time of writing but should not be considered a source for the most current information. Be sure to carefully read all pertinent information on the Co-Op Culture website when researching and booking tickets.