Get into the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum in central Rome through the fast track entrance with a combined package. Enjoy a hassle-free…
Walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors and citizens on a 3-hour tour of Ancient Rome with skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and…
Join a guide who knows the secrets and shortcuts to take you on a captivating tour of the Colosseum. Explore this monument with a privileged…
Explore Ancient Rome on a walking tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, and skip the lines to enter the popular attractions with an…
Step back in time and get exclusive access to areas of the Colosseum not available on a regular ticket. Learn more about everyday life in Ancient…
Skip the lines to the main monuments of Ancient Rome on a small group guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Get exclusive…
Experience the most thrilling attractions in Rome with this exciting package. Skip the line and enjoy a 3-hour tour of the epic Colosseum, and then…
Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire on a 1.5-hour skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum. Hear stories of the gladiator fights and Roman…
Walk through the Gladiator's entrance into the Colosseum, and directly onto the partially reconstructed Arena floor. Skip the line and marvel at…
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
great guides; explained things knowledgeable and with ease. Would recommend as first class to anyone. arrived on time and well planed.
We arrived at time to the Colloseum and met Dinela. She was very petient and full with I formation about the place... gave us time to take pictures and the tour saved us time wish was worth the money!! Great!!!!
Maria Puric, our guide was full of knowledge and told us a lot of stories in a very informative and funny way. I would like to make more tours with her
The colosseum was really interesting. We didn’t see a lot of the forum as we ran out of time.
The groups number was small and the orgainizers kept the numbers controlled within the area to a good number adding to the enjoyment of everyone Well done colosseum staff