Best Tickets For The Colosseum

Where to buy Colosseum tickets?

When it comes to buying tickets for the Colosseum it can be frustrating to say the least, since nowadays there are hundreds, if not thousands of Colosseum tickets and tours sold by different companies online. We understand it can be overwhelming, especially since you want to make sure you can have the best possible experience on your big day in Rome. When choosing your tour operator make sure it is a well-reviewed company. To save you the stress we’ve written this article with links on how to buy the best tickets for the Colosseum.

tickets for the colosseum

Buy Skip-the-line tickets

According to Tripadvisor in 2019 7.6 million people visited the Colosseum in 2019. After reading that figure I’m sure it won’t surprise you that the Colosseum is the most visited attraction in the World. Therefore, it is imperative that you make sure you are buying skip the line tickets for the Colosseum if you want to avoid the notoriously long lines.

Choosing the Colosseum ticket for you

When visiting the Colosseum you should take into consideration that the regular ticket for the general public only grants access to 50 percent of the Colosseum – the 1st and 2nd rings. If you are willing to spend a little more, then you can immerse yourself further into the bloodsport of the Gladiators by taking special tours that allow you to visit the restricted areas of the Colosseum. Please note that all night tours include tickets only to the Colosseum, whereas day tours include tickets to the Colosseum and Roman Forum.

Colosseum Arena Tickets

Want to step foot on the very soil that the Gladiators fought on? Pick the Colosseum Arena Tour to add this extra, restricted area to your tickets to the Colosseum. Instead of using the regular entrance you will enter through a dedicated entrance for restricted area tours, which leads directly on to the Arena floor. Whilst regular tours just explore the edges of the Arena, choosing this option will allow you to roam the arena floor and soak up the panoramic views of the Colosseum – just like the gladiators and beasts of Ancient Rome. After our time on the arena floor your guide will take you to visit the 1st and 2nd levels of the Colosseum. 

Colosseum Arena Floor

Colosseum Arena and Underground Tickets

The most in-depth tour on the market is the Colosseum Underground tour. Enter directly to the arena floor in a fashion that stimulates the idea of a Gladiator marching into battle. Being in the middle of a 2000-year-old stadium where gladiators and wild animals tore each other apart limb by limb might sound exciting, but up next are the dungeons underneath. Here lived a city of slaves, gladiators and wild animals. They say it took around 400 slaves to operate the Colosseum’s 64 trapdoors on games day! This all-access tour explores every inch of the Colosseum and reveals all of its secrets. Book your tickets well in advance.

Colosseum Underground

Colosseum by Night Tickets


Setting the gold standard for Colosseum experiences is the Colosseum Underground Tour by Night, this experience enables you to explore the amphitheatre in peace, while you forget Rome’s notorious crowds and enjoy the atmospheric illumination of this iconic monument. There are just a few tours every night and it’s availability is seasonal, making it one of the most exclusive experiences money can buy in the World. #

Colosseum Night Tour

Travel Planning for the Colosseum

So, there you have it. Now, you know how to buy the best tickets for the Colosseum! If you still need help deciding, or have any questions regarding the tickets, or your trip to Rome in general then please do not hesitate get in touch with us. We’re happy to help and quick to respond.

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