What do I need to know before going to the Colosseum? - Rome by Vespa

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The Colosseum is the most visited monument of Rome and Italy.

Here are some things I wish I had known before visiting the Colosseum.


The Colosseum is visited on average everyday by 21 thousand people but most of them visit Rome during hish season periods.

High season in Rome is from April to June and from September to October.

Our tip is to choose a low season period because less people will visit the Colosseum and you will face a smaller line outside the Colosseum

what I need to know before visiting the Colosseum?
(high season line to enter in the Colosseum)


There is a limited number of admission tickets for hour, so it means that if you don't schedule your Colosseum visit, booking your ticket in advance, you will face the problem to find an admission ticket of the Colosseum in the place.

If you didn't book a ticket in advance, you will meet several skip the line sellers that will try to sell you a guided group tour for 35-45 euros for person.

The admission ticket costs only 18 euros and there are also discounts and gratuites for youngs.


The Colosseum is the most visited monument of Italy and without a previous booking it could be complicated to purchase an admission ticket in Rome...

3) Is free to visit the Colosseum?

Yes, every first Sunday of each month there is the free entrance day at the Colosseum and also for other Rome museums or archaeological areas.

Our tip is to wake up early in the morning (opening time is 8:30 am) and join as soon as possible the line, because if you will arrive late you will face a very long line.

what to know before visiting the colosseum

4) Do I need a covid19 certification?

Yes, the access to the Colosseum is allowed only to persons holding one of the Covid19 Green Pass certifications together with a valid identity document, with reference to the current government provisions in order to cope with the epidemiological emergency from Covid19.

COVID-19 Green Certification is not required for children under 12 years of age and those exempt on the basis of appropriate medical certification.

If you do not have a Green Pass and a valid identity document, you will not be able to access the Parco area sites and your ticket will not be refunded.

8 things to know before visiting the colosseum?

5) Should I wear the face mask to visit the Colosseum?

At the entrance your body temperature will be checked. If a body temperature above 37.5 ° C is registered, you will not be allowed to enter the site and inside the site it will be compulsory to wear personal protective equipment.

what to know before visiting the colosseum

6) There are some limitation for the ammission in the Colosseum?

​For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened.

To facilitate the security checks please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray.

It is forbidden to enter the monument with bottles, glass containers, alcoholic beverages and spray cans

what to know before visiting the Colosseum
7) Can I use my drone at the Colosseum?

The Colosseum is a no fly zone. So if you will use your drone at the Colosseum you will face an expensive fine and your drone will be seized.

what to know before visiting the colosseum

8) Join a guided tour

The Colosseum is the most famous monument of the Roman age so to have the best experience we suggest you to join a guided tour with an archaeologist guide.

Our agency organize a guided tour with an Archaeologist guide that will be able to explain you all Colosseum secrets and will show you also the Palatine and Roman forum.


Many people that visit Rome want to know if it is worth getting a guided tour to visit the Colosseum, Roman forum and Palatine hill or if the can visit the Colosseum by their own...

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