Full admission is 12 euros and 7.50 euros for concessions. EU citizens under 18 and over 65 are free.
If you're a student, senior citizen, or travelling with children (especially older children), make sure you carry ID that proves your or their age and status, as you won't get reduced rates without it.
Unless you're visiting well out of season, the number one rule is don't queue for your ticket in the Colosseum itself, as you could be in for a wait of an hour or more. Head instead for the Via di San Gregorio entrance of the Palatine and Forum. As these are on the same combined ticket as the Colosseum, you can beat the queues by picking up your ticket here - then decide which to visit first. Tickets can also be pre-booked at www.pierreci.it.
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- First-time travellers
- Great views / scenery
- Design and architecture