Since October 18, 2023, several changes have taken place.
For a few days now, the Colosseum only issues personalized tickets. This not only complicates the (online) ticket purchase but also access on-site because they check whether the name on the ticket matches the name of the person.
The process can take a long time, especially when children want to enter the Colosseum. Children’s tickets cannot be purchased online; they can only be obtained on-site at the entrance. The staff not only checks the age, but also requires the complete name to issue the admission ticket.
Additional ticket counters have been opened on-site to allow more people to enter the Colosseum. However, the lines are still incredibly long, and you may have to wait for at least an hour.
Our recommendation: Book tickets with a guided tour here. This way, you can avoid all the hassle of the booking.