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People in the queues to get into the Colosseum in Rome.

Buying Last Minute Tickets for the Colosseum in Rome

Anyone planning a trip to Rome and hoping to visit the Colosseum should definitely buy their entry tickets in advance. Tickets from the official website are only available a month in advance. Yes, the official suppliers to offer tickets to purchase on the day, but these are limited and you would need to queue early, along with the many other hopefuls. For those who have left it too late, I offer some suggestions and tips on buying tickets at the last minute for the Colosseum based on my own attempts and extensive research on what the official suppliers and other intermediaries are doing. Although I have been monitoring these websites for over a month to bring this article together, the illustrations I give are based on what is available on 6 June 2023. The principles apply to any day. 

Buying Tickets for the Colosseum from the Official Website

CoopCulture's website showing newly released tickets for the Colosseum.
CoopCulture's website showing available times for the Colosseum.
Colosseum Tickets Soldout

Can You Buy Colosseum Tickets on the Day?

Last Minute Tickets for the Colosseum

Last Minute Tickets from Headout


Last Minute Tickets from Tiqets

Summary & Last Word

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The Colosseum

The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is undoubtedly the iconic monument of Rome. At 48 m high, and 545 m in circumference, this was by far the largest amphitheatre in the Roman Empire, seating between 50,000 and 80,000 people. While the basic layout was used in towns and cities throughout the Empire, the size and attention to detail we see in Rome was never matched anywhere else. Following substantial restoration, the underground tunnels of the arena became fully open to the public in 2021.

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Thomas Dowson

With a professional background in archaeology and a passion for travel, I founded Archaeology Travel to help more people explore our world’s fascinating pasts. Born in Zambia, I trained as an archaeologist at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and taught archaeology at the universities of Southampton and Manchester (England). Read More

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