Colosseum reopens with new ticket on offer

PHOTO CREDIT: Stephanie Lorenzo

ROME – After a period of closure due to the epidemic, the Colosseum Archaeological Park, PArCo, will reopen to the public on June 1 while ensuring the safety of staff and visitors. Protections were assured by way of a memorandum of understanding between them and the ASL Roma 1, which will guarantee medical-health protection and lay out new routes and different ways of accessing the historic site. Tickets can be purchased online from Thursday.

  For the past months, the PArCo has been wrapped in a surreal silence, but through this dialogue, the Colosseum will no longer only be visited through virtual means such as the website and social channels of the PArCo, although visiting groups will enter only every 15 minutes and will be accompanied along the entire route.

  Before crossing the entrance of the Colosseum, or indeed the entrance to other archaeological areas such as ​​the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, visitors, while wearing a mask, must have their temperatures recorded by a thermoscanner. The Domus Aurea remains closed to the public.

  In order to avoid coinciding with the peak times of public transport, access times will vary between 10:30 a.m. and 19:15 p.m., with last entries at 18:15 p.m. PArCo have also put on two types of tickets that will allow the visit to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, with the ordinary ticket costing 16 euros, and a new afternoon reduced ticket introduced for 9.50 euros. Both can be purchased online.