The Flavian Amphitheatre, more commonly known as the Colosseum, is located in the archaeological heart of Rome. It is the largest amphitheatre in the world and every day, it attracts vast numbers of visitors, attracted by the unspoilt appeal of its history and its architectural complex. The Colosseum was built at the wishes of the Emperors from the Flavian dynasty. It was commenced by Vespasian in 72 A.D., and it was inaugurated by Titus in 80 A.D. Other changes were made later, during Domitian’s rule. The Colosseum, given this name because of a colossal statue in the vicinity, was used, until the end of the ancient age, for games and shows that attracted vast numbers of people, such as hunting and gladiator combat. Today, as well as being a stunning sight on its own, the Colosseum also.

Accessibility for deaf people

Deaf people can enjoy the wonders of the Colosseum in full, thanks to a video guide in Italian Sign Language and with Italian subtitles, available online or with a sign language or ASL video guide, to be requested in the ticket office. This second option is charged

Entry is free to EU citizens with disabilities and a family member or carer from the health and social service assistance.

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Opening times:

2 January to 15 February: 08:30 – 16:30

16 February to 15 March: 08:30 – 17:00

from 16 March to last Saturday in March: 08:30 – 17:30

from last Sunday in March until 31 August: 08:30 – 19:15

from 1 September to 30 September: 08:30 – 19:00

from 1 October to last Saturday in October: 08:30 – 18:30

from last Sunday in March until 31 August: 08:30 – 16:30

We also invite you to check the official website of the Colosseum for any Notices.

Entry to the monuments along the Via dei Fori Imperiali are all fitted with ramps.

The ground floor –first order – of the amphitheatre is accessible.

The first floor – second order – can be accessed using the lifts.

There are two wheelchairs available: one for the ground floor and one for the first floor.

Suitable toilets are available.