Colosseum last minute tickets

Are you looking for Colosseum last minute tickets?

Did you forget to get your tickets for the Colosseum in advance? You will be in Rome in two weeks and all the days are sold out for the time you are there?

Don’t worry, you are not alone.

Read below our suggestions for getting Colosseum last minute tickets from other sources than the official website. 

Are you ready to book your Colosseum ticket right now? Don’t feel like reading ahead? Book now your ticket.

How can I buy Colosseum last minute tickets when it is sold out on the official website?

As you have probably noticed already on the official website of the Colosseum, tickets sell out very fast, and it is almost impossible to get a ticket last minute. Usually, you need to book the tickets in advance, often one to four months ahead, depending on the season.

However, the good news is that there are a lot of websites where you can purchase Colosseum tickets; some may have some tickets still available for your preferred date.

You are also in the right place to avoid to check those websites one by one. TourScanner aggregates all of them so you can find out which site has still some availabilities.

If you still don’t find any Colosseum tickets, then, it’s probably really sold out. The only way to visit the Colosseum will be to book a guided tour. 

How much Colosseum tickets cost?

1. Colosseum basic tickets

It costs 12 € (+2 € if booked online) and it includes:

  • The Colosseum
  • The Roman Forum
  • The Palatine Hill

Opt for an audioguide (+5 €) or rent an iPod Touch (+6 Euros).

If booked online, you skip the line.

2. The S.U.P.E.R Colosseum tickets (Seven Unique Places to Experience in Rome)

It costs 18 € (+2 € if booked online) and it includes:

  • The Colosseum
  • The Roman Forum
  • The Palatine Hill

It’s valid for 2 consecutive days and allows the entrance to 7 places with special access according to the availabilities:

• Neronian Cryptoportico
• Palatine Museum
• Aula Isiaca – Loggia Mattei
• Augustus’ House
• Livia’s House
• Temple of Romulus
• Santa Maria Antiqua with the Oratory of the Forty Martyrs and the Domitian Ramp

3. Colosseum tickets with access to the 3rd, 4th and 5th tiers

The price depends on the provider.

Only a limited number of visitors are allowed, which is why you must choose a tour as a single entrance ticket is not enough. It includes:

  • The Colosseum + 3rd, 4th and 5th tiers of the Colosseum with a guided visit
  • The Roman Forum
  • The Palatine Hill

Travel tips to visit the Colosseum and history facts

The Colosseum receives millions of visitors every year, being the most famous tourist attraction of Rome.

Travel tips

  • Wear good walking shoes, so you can walk easily on the uneven stones.
  • This is an open-air amphitheater, so make sure to bring a hat and sunscreen.
  • The best way to avoid the queue at the entrance is to take a skip the line Colosseum guided tour.
  • For an even more in-depth experience, book an Colosseum Underground Tour so you can visit the entire place.

Historical facts

  • The construction of the Colosseum took ten years, starting in 70 AD and was completed in 80 AD.
  • The amount of marbles used for the Colosseum was estimated at 100,000 cubic meters.
  • Some parts of the Colosseum were used for the construction of St Peter’s Basilica and other monuments in Rome.
  • Several natural disasters devastated its structure, but the earthquakes of 847 AD and 1231 AD caused most of the damage.


  • This is the largest amphitheater in the world and has over 80 entrances.
  • The Colosseum can accommodate about 50,000 spectators.
  • There were 36 trap doors allowing for elaborate special effects.
  • The area beneath the Colosseum (the Hypogeum – meaning underground consisted of a two-level subterranean network of tunnels and 32 animal pens.

Gladiators and Games

  • In Roman society, Gladiators were marginalized persons without the rights of citizenship (literally slaves). They were both admired and reviled by the Romans.
  • In 80 CE, during the inaugural games of the Colosseum held by Titus, 9,000 wild animals were slaughtered.
  • Games could last up to 100 days.
  • The Colosseum was used for gladiatorial fights and public spectacles such as animal hunts, mock sea battles, miniature ship naval battles, re-enactments of famous battles, executions and dramas.
  • In 107 CE, Emperor Trajan is said to have celebrated his victories in Dacia with contests involving 11,000 animals and 10,000 gladiators within 123 days.
  • The last gladiatorial fights happened in 435 CE and the last animal hunts stopped in 523 CE. It was mainly due to the cost of procuring animals and gladiators and maintaining the expensive facility.
  • According to historians, it is estimated that the games played in the Colosseum for hundreds of years took the lives of about half a million people and over a million wild animals.

Other facts

  • Romans had free entry to enter the Colosseum and were also fed throughout the shows.
  • The first name of the Colosseum was Flavian Amphitheater, after the Flavian Dynasty of Emperors.
  • Rome´s most famous monument was built for three reasons: as a gift to the Roman citizens from the Flavian Dynasty to increase their popularity, to stage various forms of entertainment, and to showcase Roman engineering techniques to the world.

We wish you a great visit in Rome 🙂

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