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Top sights in Rome
Never before have the old and the new fit together so well in one city. Promise us you won’t leave Rome without a visit to the Colosseum! As you get closer to it, you will be stunned by its sheer size and the power it radiates. Step inside and take a trip through history.
The Colosseum was commissioned by the emperors Vespasian and Titus, and was finished in 80 AD. Its completion was commemorated by 100 days of ceremony and games.
The Colosseum was designed for sports, such as as fights between gladiators and wild beasts. Its semi-circular structure housed 50,000 spectators.
The largest amphitheater in the world, the last gladiator fights were held there in 435 AD. Admission was free for all, and mock naval battles took place upon entry.
Unlike earlier Roman amphitheaters, the materials used were built to last: concrete for the foundations, travertine for the piers, tufa infill and brick-faced concrete.
Although earthquakes have caused some damage, most of the Colosseum still stands. The tour inside this archeological marvel, where you can retrace the steps of the gladiators, is a must-do.
If you want to do more than just walk in and grab a few shots with your camera, we recommend a small group tour. We’ve done it and it’s well worth it. An expert will teach you about ancient Roman history, architecture, sport and little known facts that make the Colosseum come alive as you walk through it. You can also combine it with the guided tour of the Forum or Palatine Hill, plus you’ll get to skip the line.
Colosseo station is located on Rome's blue metro line, two stops from Termini. You cannot miss the Colosseum as you exit the station.
- When should I visit?Open seven days a week, year-round from 8:30 AM - 6:15 PM. Closed on December 25th and January 1st.
- Is it expensive?A simple entry ticket is €12.
- Will I need a guide?It's highly recommended!
- How to get thereColosseo metro station - the Colosseum itself is located directly outside the exit.
- Additional information
- Get there early in the morning to avoid the crowds!
- Make sure you wear sunscreen, as the Colosseum is open-air.
What people are saying about Colosseum
Angelo has a deep understanding and knowledge of Rome and it’s rich history. Angelo paces himself with the audience and cleverly mixed touring with sampling of Rome’s culinary delights. We thoroughly enjoyed his walking tour.
Get the history and the information to bring the colloseum to life, be it a personal guide, an audio guide, or a book to read beforehand.
We chose this tour as it was the most affordable and wasn't as long as the others. From start to end the guide was very happy, insightful and genuinely passionate about everything in the Collesseum. He allowed us to take plenty of photos and even guided us into the Roman forum afterwords. Brilliant choice of tour!
We actually overran slightly on our tour but no-one was complaining. Lititzia was really interesting and checked in with the group as to whether we wanted to hear more etc. She also appreciated how cold it was so moved to the sunny spots to stop and talk about what we were seeing. She was a great guide.
Loved it! Would highly recommend. Although we didn't realise that the tour is actually 2 separate tours (as it was late afternoon and the attractions would be closing) and we needed to return the next day for the Roman Forum, which luckily we were able to do. The colloseum was amazing! So much history but you need a guide to explain it to you