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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
Great tour really knowledgeable guides, especially Paul the history prof who gave us so much extra insight to Roman political life and background to the Forum. All very well organised
This was well conducted very small group in a very busy time. Tour guide was very informative. Recommend
We could not of wished for a better guide, He clearly loved his work and entertained the whole group with his vast knowledge and great people skills. Thank you so much M.
Colosseum was amazing! Free Forum and Palatine hill tour afterwards was very quick but still good. It's free I guess! But Colosseum was fantastic! Our guide Mircea was absolutely brilliant and so knowledgeable.
Amedeo was an excellent guide- extremely knowledgeable and made it all very interesting. He was very accommodating of our 11 year old who was "too hot!" One of the highlights was that our group was only us we had much more opportunity to ask questions. Absolute privilege to have taken part in this your.