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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
Our guide was really good at avoiding the worst of the crowds. Was really engaging and enthusiastic with lots of interesting facts.
Guide was able to take us along through the history of Rome and the most important places in a very fun manner!
Marcello V was a great guide, informative and witty. The tour was definitely worthwhile for covering a large area (in this case, Colosseum, Palatino and Forum) in only 3 hours.
I liked very much the tour. The monuments and the places are fantastic, so charged of history. Marcello V (the fifth:)) was a great guide very informed and with a keen sense of irony. An afternoon to be remembered!
The tour was very well organized, and Luis was one of the best tour guides we’ve ever had! She was funny and knowledgeable, and she did great job of telling the story from beginning to now.