Colosseum
There are three Mondadori Electa bookshops located at the Colosseum. Their functional, modern design complements the building’s history and structure and they offer visitors an ample variety of publications on archaeology in general and the Colosseum itself.
Given the large number of tourists from every corner of the globe, the bookshops offer books in many languages, multimedia products and various gadgets. From highly-specialised books for historians and enthusiasts to brief guides for visitors who want an overview of the Colosseum and other Roman archaeological monuments, to children’s books, reproductions of antique jewellery, and collectibles for people who want a souvenir of their visit.

Palatine hill, Caracalla’s baths, Villa dei Quintili
The bookshops located in these archaeological areas offer specialised texts, children’s books, museum guides, exhibition catalogues and a vast assortment of objects and stationery inspired by ancient Rome.

Colosseo

piazza del Colosseo
00184 Roma

Foro Romano

via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6
00186 Roma

Palatino

via di San Gregorio, 30
00184 Roma


Information

Colosseum – Main bookshop, first floor and kiosk on the second floor

Opens: 8.30 am

Closing times:

Spring/Summer
From the last Sunday in March to 31st August: last entrance 6.15 pm, exit 7.15 pm;
1st September to 30th September: last entrance 6.00 pm, exit 7.00 pm;
1st October to the last Saturday of October: last entrance 5.30 pm exit 6.30 pm

Autumn/Winter
Last Sunday in October to 15th February: last entrance 3.30 pm, exit 4.30 pm;
16th February to 15th March: last entrance 4.00 pm, exit 5.00 pm;
16th March to the last Saturday in March: last entrance 4.30, exit 5.30pm.

Closed 1st January, 1st May, 25th December.

Colosseum ground floor

Open: 8.30 am

Closing times:

Spring/Summer
from 01/01 to 15/02: 8.30 am – 4.00 pm
from 16/02 to 15/03: 8.30 am –4.30 pm
from 16/03 to the last Saturday in March: 8.30 am – 5.00 pm
From the last Sunday in March to  31/08: 8.30 am – 6.45 pm

Autumn/Winter
from 01/09 to 30/09: 8.30 am – 6.30 pm
from 01/10 to the last Saturday in October: 8.30 am – 6.00 pm
last Sunday in October to 31/12: 8.30 am – 4.00 pm

Closed 1st January, 1st May, 25th December.

Foro

Open: 8.30 am

Closing times:

Spring/Summer
from 01/01 to 15/02: 8.30 am – 4.00 pm
from 16/02 to 15/03: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
from 16/03 to the last Saturday in March: 8.30 am – 5.00 pm
From the last Sunday in March to  31/08: 8.30 am – 6.45 pm

Autumn/Winter
from 01/09 to 30/09: 8.30 am – 6.30 pm
from 01/10 to the last Saturday in October: 8.30 am – 6.00 pm
last Sunday in October to 31/12: 8.30 am – 4.00 pm

Closed 1st January, 1st May, 25th December.

Palatine

Open: 8.30 am

Closing times:

Spring/Summer
from 01/01 to 15/02: 8.30 am – 4.00 pm
from 16/02 to 15/03: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
from 16/03 to the last Saturday in March: 8.30 am – 5.00 pm
From the last Sunday in March to  31/08: 8.30 am – 6.45 pm

Autumn/Winter
from 01/09 to 30/09: 8.30 am – 6.30 pm
from 01/10 to the last Saturday in October: 8.30 am – 6.00 pm
last Sunday in October to 31/12: 8.30 am – 4.00 pm

Closed 1st January, 1st May, 25th December.