Rome raises the price of visiting the Colosseum

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Rome raises the price of visiting the Colosseum
Want to go inside the Colosseum? You'll have to pay more from November. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP

The cost of visiting the Colosseum, one of Italy's top tourist attractions, will increase by €4 from November.


The cheapest entry ticket to the Ancient Roman amphitheatre will rise from €12 to €16 starting on November 1st, 2019, according to official ticket seller Coopculture.

And visiting the arena floor as well as the spectator levels, which currently costs €14, will increase to €18.

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Like now, all tickets to the Colosseum will include entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. But while combined tickets are currently valid for two consecutive days, from November the basic ticket can only be used on one.

Under the new system, sightseers will have to buy the more expensive €18 ticket if they want to spread their visit to the sprawling archaeological sites over two days.

There's a lot to see in just one day. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Entry to the Colosseum will remain free for under-18s as well as certain teachers and students, and just €2 for 18-25 year olds from within the European Union. 

Meanwhile a handful of days per year are free entry for all. In 2019 the remaining dates are today, September 23rd, October 4th, November 4th, November 21st and December 18th.

The Colosseum, which like most of Italy's ancient heritage is owned and managed by the state, attracts over 7 million visitors per year, making it one of the most popular tourist sites in the world.


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