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Visiting the Roman Colosseum

Roman Colosseum

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History, Facts and Information about Visiting the Roman Colosseum
The content of this article provides useful facts and information about Tourism and Visiting the Roman Colosseum. Nearly 5 million people visit the Roman Colosseum every year. This page details some helpful information regarding tourism and visiting the Roman Colosseum and providing information to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

For a brief, helpful fact sheet on the Colosseum please refer to the following page:

Tourist Guide to the Roman Colosseum

Visiting the Roman Colosseum - Location and Telephone Number
Visiting the Roman Colosseum - Location. The Colosseum is located in the centre of Rome in Italy. The address is the Piazza del Colosseo. The telephone number for booking tickets and information is +39.06.39967700 (Mon-Sat 9 am-1:30 pm / 2:30 pm-5 pm ).

Visiting the Roman Colosseum - Opening Hours
Opening hours are from 8:30 am to one hour before sunset (see table below for actual times). The opening hours exceptions are Good Friday when the Colosseum opens from  8:30 am - 2 pm and June 2 when the Colosseum opens from 1:30 pm - 7:15 pm). The Colosseum Ticket office closes one hour before closing time.

January 2 to February 15: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
February 16 to March 15: 8:30 am - 5 pm
March 16 to last Saturday of March: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Last Sunday of March to August 31: 8:30 am - 7:15 pm
September 1 to September 30: 8:30 am - 7 pm
October 1 to last Saturday of October: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Last Sunday of October to December 31: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Colosseum Closed January 1 and December 25

Visiting the Roman Colosseum - Taxis
All of the famous landmarks and places of historical interest in Rome are quite near to each other. Plan your route and if you want to make the most of your time in Rome travel by taxi - they are really numerous.

Visiting the Roman Colosseum - Coach Tours
Coach tours are great for those visitors who prefer not to have to walk too far. However, visitors on Coach Tours will not be able to see some of the most famous sights as places like the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps are pedestrian only zones. It is also worth checking whether a coach tour allows for actually going into the Colosseum.

Visiting the Roman Colosseum - Public Transport
The Roman Colosseum is extremely central in the city of Rome. It is situated a few hundred yards from the Piazza Venezia and in easy walking distance to the Forums. You can visit the Roman Colosseum taking public transport by the metro, bus or by tram.

  • The Metro - B line Metro station Colosseo
  • Trams - Tramway numbers 3 and 8
  • Buses - Bus numbers 60, 75, 85, 87,117, 175, 810 and 850
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