Acorn High H1 - 1920 x 116
Acorn High H1 - 1920 x 116
Acorn High H1 - 1920 x 116
Marymount - International School Rome

Rome's Colosseum unveils new ticket system to combat touts

Colosseum combats ticket touts with new measures.

Italy's Colosseum is introducing tickets with the names of visitors to tackle the widespread practice of tickets being bought up by bots and resold at inflated prices.

The move is part of new measures by the Colosseum Archaeological Park which, in addition to the ancient amphitheatre, comprises the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Domus Aurea.

The new ticket system will take effect from Wednesday 18 October, with tickets available for purchase via the www.colosseo.it website as well as from call centres and in person from ticket offices.

The number of tickets sold on site will be doubled, to facilitate visitors who have not - or have been unable to - purchase tickets online.

A new ticket office will also open at Largo della Salara / Via dei Fori Imperiali, in addition to the existing one in Piazza del Colosseo, the Italian culture ministry said in a statement.

Culture minister Gennaro Sangiuliano said the new measures would free the Colosseum from the scourge of ticket scalping, hailing it as "a new era" for the archaeological park which welcomed a record two million visitors this summer.

Photo Wanted in Rome

General Info

Address L.go della Salara Vecchia, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

View on Map

Rome's Colosseum unveils new ticket system to combat touts

L.go della Salara Vecchia, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Acorn P H2 - 724 x 450
Acorn P H3 - 1920 x 190
Acorn P H3 - 1920 x 190
Acorn P H3 - 1920 x 190
Castelli H3 - 320 x 480
Castelli H3 - 320 x 480
AUR 1400x360