Colosseum to raise ticket price to 16 euros

The Colosseum

ROME – A new ticketing plan for the Eternal City’s Colosseum has been presented which not only increases entry prices but also introduces additional types of tickets.

 From November the “basic” ticket for the Colosseum, the Forum and the Palatine Hill will increase from 12 to 16 euros.

 Also from November, the “full experience” ticket will be introduced at a price of 22 euros which will be a two-day ticket allowing a more complete visit of the archaeological site.

 The ticketing plan has been created with the intention of meeting the different needs of visitors by improving services, and also exceeding the Colosseum’s maximum capacity limit.

 “We want to align the price to the comparisons and expectations of the public, but also curb illegal operations actually favoured by the low price,” explained Alfonsina Russo, director of the archaeological park of the Colosseum. The difference between the low cost and the perceived value leaves space for illegal or semi-legal brokerage phenomena.

 The increase in ticket prices will also allow the creation of more offers. “On April 11, we expect to open the so-called Domus Transitoria, Nero’s palace on the Palatine Hill, which will mark the start of a new path from the Palatine Hill to the Oppian Hill, to the Domus Aurea, which we also plan to keep open for one more day, the Friday,” said Russo.

 The Colosseum is the most visited Italian cultural site in the world. In 2018, it recorded 7.7 million visitors, a 9.3 per cent increase in the last two years.