To the history buff, this was where men armed in varying degrees of body armor tore upon each other while Patricians and Plebeians watched.
To the eternal romantic, this was also where Audrey Hepburn’s Princess Ann and Gregory Peck’s Joe Bradley rode a Vespa scooter.
Whether it’s love, gore and even pure aesthetics, the Colosseum has something to offer to all of its visitors.
During its heyday, this majestic edifice could accommodate more than 50,000 spectators.
Yet nowadays, the Italian government would allow only 3000 visitors inside the Colosseum at a time.
Since this historical landmark remains open for only 11 hours daily (from 8.30 am to 7.15 pm), this means that only 33000 visitors are allowed daily.
In a way, therefore, colosseum tickets are sold out quickly and you have to book your colosseum tickets in advance to avoid losing out.
How far in Advance can you Book your Colosseum Admission Tickets?
Depending on the ticket type, Colosseum tickets are sold throughout the year on a schedule.
You can usually book your tickets at least a month in advance.
But during non-peak seasons the demand for Colosseum admission tickets is less and you can book much before.
In case you’ve booked your visit way ahead of time, you can join the queue for ‘visitors with reservations’ at the Colosseum’s entry gates.
When are Colosseum Admission Tickets Sold?
Colosseum tickets are usually sold on official Colosseum sites within a month in advance.
Travel companies like Tiqets and Get Your Guide buy tickets in bulk and sell them to visitors.
As these companies offer far better user experience and customer support, you can check out these sites for further information.
How Much Do Colosseum Tickets Cost ?
Colosseum tickets are of many types and all of them include an entry to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
These are valid for 24 hours since the first entrance.
You can choose to visit the Colosseum first or these other two locations.
Your entrance fee will depend on the experience you select.
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