What does the Colosseum ticket include?
Tickets & Tours
A regular Colosseum ticket will grant you access to the first and second floors of the spectator area. Also, it is possible to book a guided tour which includes the arena visit and the Colosseum underground, as well as tours which will lead you to the higher levels.
Is it free to visit the Colosseum?
You can visit for free — just be prepared for longer lines. Standard adult tickets cost 12 euros, but entrance to the Colosseum and over 300 other government managed museums, gardens, archaeological sites, and monuments are free on the first Sunday of the month.
Is the Colosseum tour worth it?
First, if you've never been to the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine before, or you did go, but didn't get a full appreciation of what's there — which is just going to be the reality if you went with only a guidebook and you're not an ancient Rome expert — then a guided tour of the whole area is worth it.
The Colosseum is impressive at any time of day, but at night, it's somehow even more magical. When the sun sets, the huge amphitheatre is lit up from within, so it's beautifully illuminated.
Quick Answer – How to Buy Tickets to the Colosseum: Unless you like spending your vacation waiting in long lines, we highly recommended you either book your skip-the-line Colosseum tickets in advance here or book a guided tour of the Colosseum.
While the price is lower, the official underground Colosseum tour is only 1 - 1 ½ hours in length, which means that the private company tours are longer, more in-depth tours. However, if you're looking for the quickest tour possible which includes underground access, this is an excellent option.
Visiting the Colosseum in Rome is a “must see” for most first time visitors. You can walk freely between the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill once and enter the Colosseum once during the 2 day validity of the standard admission ticket.