Roman Forum
Ancient site; Relics/ruins/remains
Practical info

Opening times

from February 16 to March 15
from March 16 to last Saturday of March
from last Saturday of March to August 31
from September 1 to September 30
from October 1 to last Saturday of October
from last Saturday of October to February 15
from 08:30 to 17:00
from 08:30 to 17:30
from 08:30 to 19:15
from 08:30 to 19:00
from 08:30 to 18:30
from 08:30 to 16:30
Exceptional hours
  • Closed on New year's Day (January 1), International Workers' Day (May 1), Christmas Day (December 25), all day

Tickets & skip the line

You can buy a combined ticket for 3 attractions: Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine.

Ticket is valid for 2 days.


Prices (last checked March 2015):

Full price: 12,00€

Reduced price: 7,50€ for European Union people between 18 and 25 years old

Free: European and non-European people under 18 

Free admission on the first Sunday of the month


Buying tickets on premise: You can buy tickets at the Colosseum directly, and also (often avoiding a long queue) at the ticket offices of the Palatine Hill (Via San Gregorio No. 30), Largo della Salara Vecchia (200 metres from the Colosseum towards Piazza Venezia) and Via Sacra (Roman Forum, near the Arch of Titus).


Booking in advance: You can also buy tickets online, through the Official booking web site (available in English and Italian). This allows you to skip the line and enter directly in the Colosseum. An extra 2€ per person is charged for reservation. Beware, book at least 2 days prior to your visit.