Can I Visit the Colosseum on Sundays? - Rome Hacks
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Can I Visit the Colosseum on Sundays?


Another big question I always get: can I visit the Colosseum on Sundays?

Before starting I would like to give you some advice on a pass to visit the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums in Rome and thus save time: thanks to the possibility of skipping the long lines at the entrance and money!

Colosseum & Vatican Museum
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What to know

The Colosseum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Rome, and for good reason. This iconic amphitheater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-see for any visitor to the city.

If you’re planning a visit to the Colosseum on a Sunday, there are a few things you should know.

  • Opening hours and ticket prices

The Colosseum is open from 9:00 to 18:30 on Sundays.

  • Admission is free on the first Sunday of the month

On the first Sunday of every month, admission to the Colosseum is free. This is a great opportunity to visit if you’re on a budget. However, be prepared for long lines.

What to expect

The Colosseum is a large and complex structure, so it’s important to allow enough time for your visit. You’ll want to spend at least a few hours exploring the arena, the underground chambers, and the upper levels.

The Colosseum was built in the first century AD and was used for gladiatorial contests, public executions, and animal hunts. It’s an amazing example of Roman engineering and architecture.

Tips for visiting the Colosseum on a Sunday

If you’re visiting the Colosseum on a Sunday, here are a few tips to help you make the most of your experience:

  • Book your tickets in advance

The Colosseum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Rome, so it’s important to book your tickets in advance to avoid long lines. You can purchase tickets online or at the ticket office on-site.

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  • Arrive early

The Colosseum opens at 9:00, so arrive early to beat the crowds. If you’re visiting on the first Sunday of the month, be prepared for even longer lines.

  • Wear comfortable shoes

You’ll be doing a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes.

  • Bring water and snacks

There are no food or drink concessions inside the Colosseum, so bring your own water and snacks.

  • Take advantage of the audio guide

The audio guide is a great way to learn more about the history and significance of the Colosseum.

  • Be respectful

The Colosseum is a historic landmark, so be respectful of the site and other visitors.

We have an article dedicated to this topic also regarding the Vatican Museums, if you are curious to read it click on the link!

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