When in Rome: Insider Guide to Official Colosseum Tickets

Visiting the Colosseum and Roman Forum in Rome is on most travelers’ bucket lists, but navigating the ticketing process can sometimes be daunting. However, with the Colosseum’s new website, launched in May 2024, purchasing tickets has become easier and more streamlined. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of purchasing tickets on the Colosseum.it website for visiting this iconic historical site.

Step 1: Accessing the Website (preferably on a desktop computer)

Open your web browser and navigate to https://ticketing.colosseo.it/. The website is available in multiple languages, so choose your preferred language for easy understanding. 

Step 2: Selecting Your Ticket type

Once on the homepage, you’ll see options to select the ticket type you want to purchase. Options include tickets for guided tours, individual tickets, group tickets, and school tickets. Select the appropriate ticket type for your group. You will then be guided to a page with different price and access options for the ticket type you chose; select the best option for your group. https://ticketing.colosseo.it/en/categorie/singoli-1-8-persone/ 

Step 3: Choosing Ticket Quantity and Date

After selecting your ticket type, you’ll be directed to a page where you can choose the date you’d like to visit and the quantity of tickets you need. After this, you’ll be asked to select the time slot you wish to visit. The Colosseum has specific time slots for entry to manage crowds effectively; select the option that works best for your group. https://ticketing.colosseo.it/en/eventi/24h-colosseo-foro-romano-palatino/?t=2024-06-05T15%3A00%3A00Z 

Step 4: Reviewing Your Order

Before finalizing your purchase, review your order to ensure all details are correct, including the visit date, time, ticket type, quantity, and any extras you’ve selected. This is also the time to make any necessary changes or adjustments to your order. To move to the next step, select “Continue” on the right side of your screen. https://ticketing.colosseo.it/en/checkout/?step=_first&gift=0 

Step 6: Providing Personal Information

To complete your purchase, you must provide your name and email address. Ensure that the information entered is accurate to avoid any issues with your ticket reservation. Review your order a final time before clicking “Confirm your Reservation” in the bottom right corner.

Step 7: Completing Payment

Once you’ve entered your personal information, proceed to the payment page to finalize your purchase. The website accepts various payment methods, including credit/debit cards and online payment platforms. Follow the prompts to complete the payment process securely.

Step 8: Receiving Confirmation

After completing your payment, you’ll receive a confirmation email with your attached ticket (s). Check your email inbox (including spam/junk folders) for this confirmation. The email will contain important details about your visit, including instructions for ticket redemption and entry to the Colosseum.

Step 9: Redeeming Your Ticket

On the day of your visit, arrive at the Colosseum at least 30 minutes before your scheduled entry time. Present your ticket(s) (either printed or on a mobile device (through Apple or Google Wallet) and any required identification at the designated entrance. Follow the instructions of staff members to enter the Colosseum.

Step 10: Downloading the Colosseum App (Optional)

For added convenience and flexibility, consider downloading the Colosseum’s official app (MyColosseum), available for both iOS and Android devices. The app offers valuable information about the Colosseum, including interactive maps, historical facts, and tips for your visit. Simply download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store, select which route you would like to view, and effortlessly access maps and audio guides. 

Conclusion + Insider Tip

Purchasing tickets for the Colosseum in Rome has become easier, thanks to the more user-friendly interface and streamlined process of the new colosseo.it website. Following the steps outlined in this guide, you can efficiently secure your tickets to explore one of the world’s most iconic historical landmarks. It’s important to know that tickets aren’t usually available more than a month in advance. If you’re only in Rome on a specific date, mark your calendars for that release date, e.g. tickets for June 5 and 6 of 2024, became available on May 6, 2024. 

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