Hours Colosseum

The Colosseum is open every day of the year.

Opening times of the Colosseum

All week
8:30 – 19:15 (last entry one hour before closing).

Closing days of the Colosseum

The extraordinary closing days of the Colosseum are January 1 and December 25.

The best time to visit the Colosseum

The Colosseum is visited by millions of visitors every year. It is very likely that you will find long lines to enter and inside the Amphitheater.

In any case, the best time to visit the Colosseum is early in the morning or around 13:00 on weekdays.

We do not recommend visiting on weekends and holidays when many people are not working.

It takes at least 1 hour and 30 minutes to visit the Colosseum, while approximately 3 hours are needed for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. The duration varies depending on how deeply you want to explore the history of the monuments.

When to visit the Colosseum?

The best time of year to visit the Colosseum is winter (excluding December) when there are fewer tourists in Rome. The opening hours are shorter compared to other seasons, but they allow for a more relaxed visit with fewer crowds.
If you choose the early afternoon, be aware that in winter the Colosseum closes at 4:30 PM.
The best days to visit the Colosseum are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday because most tourists visit Rome on the weekend, and some extend their visit by one day, taking advantage of Monday and Friday.


It is recommended to plan at least an hour and a half for a complete visit to the Colosseum. This time allows you to explore the interior of the monument, admire the architecture, and discover its millennia-old history.

The Colosseum is open from 8:30 to 19:15 from Monday to Sunday, including holidays. Opening hours may vary depending on the season and organizational needs.

The Colosseum closes to visitors at 19:15, but the last entry time is one hour before the closing time.

Yes, the Colosseum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year. Even during holidays, the Colosseum welcomes visitors eager to explore its magnificence.

The Colosseum is open on Sundays as well, like every other day of the year, including holidays.

Yes, guided tours of the Colosseum are available at various times during the day. During the ticket booking process, you can choose the time that suits you best. These tours are led by experienced guides who offer a unique perspective on the history and architecture of the Colosseum.

The opening hours of the Colosseum vary depending on the season. During the peak tourist season (spring and summer), extended hours are available to accommodate more visitors.

Early morning hours or late afternoon are generally the best times to visit the Colosseum and avoid long lines at the ticket counters. Planning your visit during these times can ensure a more enjoyable and stress-free experience.

Yes, some agencies offer special evening visits or night tours of the Colosseum. These unique experiences allow visitors to admire the Colosseum under a different light and enjoy a magical and atmospheric atmosphere.

Yes, the Colosseum remains open during holidays and special days, allowing visitors to discover its greatness at any time of the year.

With the same ticket, you can access not only the Colosseum but also the surrounding area of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. This offers a unique opportunity to explore three of Rome's most important archaeological sites with a single visit.

Inside the Colosseum of Rome

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