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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
Tour guide Georgia was fantastic and information was fab - would deffiently recommend
Emmanuelle was a superb guide. It is really worth getting a guide. There can be lots of people milling round. There is lots to see and you will not make the most of it without somebody to show and tell all the amazing history.
This tour was great! The special access to the arena and underground really set this apart from any other colosseum tour! I loved it! And it only got better when we got our tour guide for the Palantine Hill. Tom was excellent! He managed to catch us up on a couple thousand years worth of history in a way that was really fun as easy to follow!! I think this tour is essential to every Rome trip!
Monica was an amazing guide! She is very knowledgeable about the sites & their history. She gave great tips and shared stories I hadn't heard before...and this was my 3rd guided tour of the archeological sites.
We took the underground Colosseum tour which included Palatine Hill and the Roman Forums. The tour itself was extremely informative and Marle was a strong storyteller and kept us engaged throughout. I will say the tour lasted a little longer than I anticipated so make sure you budget additional time in case you have a tight schedule. It helps to have some base knowledge so you can truly appreciate the education Marle doles out. Highly recommend. We will be doing follow-up reading because Marle incited so much curiosity within us.