What is the best time to visit the Colosseum?
The best time of day to visit the Colosseum is right at opening (8:30 AM) or 1-2 hours before closing, which changes throughout the year and is based on the sunset time. Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before opening to breeze through the entrance.
How long is guided tour of Colosseum?
Guided Colosseum tours can last from 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on which type of tour you choose. If you decide to visit the Colosseum without a tour guide or an audio guide, you will need approx. 1 hour for your visit.
How long is the queue for Colosseum?
The lines are long but are typically cleared in less than half an hour . I don't know if it's open at night , we went in the morning . over a year ago. We went late afternoon on a Tuesday and waited in the security line for about 30 min.
Rome is a safe city also by night and it's not dangerous to walk around even if it is dark. As every big city try not to seem a “tourist”, avoid canvassers and go around with a few money. Admiring the city during the night will ensure you a pleasant and unforgettable vacation.
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.
If you don't like crowds, visiting Colosseum at night is better choice. Also, you can see some parts that are not available at the daytime. Plus, it's more romantic. However, if you want to take spectacular pictures, visiting at daytime might be better for your album.
Today, visitors can relive the history of the Colosseum by touring the structure on your own or taking a guided tour of the building. Just recently, the underground portion of the Colosseum was opened to the public to view the areas where the animals were kept and where the gladiators prepped for their contest.
Can you go inside the Roman Colosseum? You can go inside the Colosseum with a valid ticket. Please note that the standard ticket does not cover access to all tiers of the Colosseum - it includes only the standing area. The standard admission ticket includes access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.
Colosseum Bag policy
Large bags such as backpacks and suitcases are strictly prohibited from the Colosseum. Bounce luggage lockers near the Colosseum will take care of your things while you enjoy this historic venue.
A great place to take a load off and enjoy the shade and definitely one of the top things to see at the Colosseum.
Visitors with an open ticket can visit the Forum anytime. But, the best way to visit Rome's Colosseum is to book a timed entry. This is a new option as of June 1st 2018, and mimics the Vatican Museums' booking system: choose a specific time slot, arrive at the designated time, and use the fast track line.