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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.
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 daily, 8:30 AM-7:00 PM
Holiday hours may vary
- Is it expensive?
- A simple entry ticket is €12.
- Will I need a guide?
- It's highly recommended!
- How to get there
- Colosseo 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
A fantastic way to see these key sights. Our guide (I can't remember his name but he said it was fine if we called him Mitch!) was superb. Right from the meet up point he was giving us context and insight and the whole tour was filled with a wealth of insight and stories. We started at the Forum (which was empty) and then ended at the Colosseum so that we could spend as much time as we wanted there - this was a great way round to do it. Quite a few people in the group had questions and he answered them expertly and enthusiastically. Highly recommended as a way to see these amazing sights in plenty of detail and leave motivated to find out even more!
We loved Dennas! He was smart and funny and very engaging. We are a family of four and the way he interacted with my 8-year old son was wonderful! Dennas kept him engaged and interested. Our 3 hours flew by. I've been to both the Colosseum and the Forum before without a tour guide, and I really feel the experience with a guide like Dennas really enhances the experience. My only suggestion would be to get audio that has a longer range, so that we can be more than a few feet away from the guide without losing connection.
Amazing tour!!! Highly recommend for anyone who wants to see the Forum, Palatine Hill, and the Colosseum. Do a tour, ask for Dennis. He was WONDERFUL. So full of knowledge of the area and the sites we were seeing. This was my second time to Rome and on a tour of this area and I left this time with so much more information than previously. I definitely will recommend this tour, specifically Dennis, to any friends traveling to Rome.
Don’t waste your time searching/comparing other tours. Samuel was one of the best guide we have ever met! Extremely knowledgeable about several subjects. Time went by extremely quickly while listening to his explanations. I wish Samuel could have been our guide for all the sites we have visited during our time in Rome!
I strongly recommend it! The people are lovely and I have learned so much. Our tour guide Mircea is so passionate, helpful and knowledgeable as well as funny. I had a really good time and would most definitely recommend!