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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
Our guide was excellent. She was articulate and we came away very informed! The only difficulty was finding the location office that we needed to meet at. We had to ask many vendors for assistance.
The guide around the colosseum was excellent even saw him later that night near the Trevi Fountain and he remembered my sons name at the start outside not great not well organised sent a very small young lady to the area to meet us and there where Hundreds of ppl about and she had the smallest sign on the back of a clip board that needs improvement also too many in tour some ppl just paid when they got there hadn’t booked was about 25-30 of us too many for the price I paid but I could hear everything he said
I was glad that I did the underground. Tour, but a lady at the Coliseum (it felt like) was rushing us through a bit
Thanks again to Martina - she brought Ancient Rome to life and our 7yr old daughter loved every minute ! Also educational for the parents - so a ‘win-win’ . Would definitely recommend this tour .. spot on.
Mrs Erica, our guide, did explain all necessary details of the sites enabling to understand the origin of various architectural items, starting from common buildings, palaces, temples and statues, together with the famous Colosseo. Nice weather and temperature of the spring made our tour to ancient Roma just wonderfull.