Walk in the footsteps of emperors on this 3-hour guided tour. Skip the lines with priority entrance - the fastest way into the world famous monument.…
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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
Very, very good. I was there Sunday 21 oktober with the group from 13.00hrs. I forgot the name of the female guide, but she was very good. Almost no waiting time and she and her colleagues were very helpfull! I recommend it. Yo u have an earpiece in yr ear, so you dont have to stand very close to her, or worry that you might hear nothing.
This is an excellent tour for families with children. I took the tour with my 9 year old daughter (afternoon 17/10/18). There was one other family of 3 with us. Alessandra (Alex) our guide was excellent. She kept the children engaged throughout with interesting facts and fun activities. We spent about 2 hours in the Colesseum and another hour in the Forum. Great value for money. I would definately recommend this tour for families.
Of the five tours we’ve taken during our visit in Rome, Emanuel was hands down the best. Spoke elequently, answered questions graciously and was a wealth of knowledge. This is a don’t miss while in Rome
A very interesting tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable which made the tour highly enjoyable. She knew the Coliseum well and was able to steer us through the crowds.
I've always wanted to see the Colosseum for all its history and it did not disappoint. Having the skip the queue tickets really did save us time. There was a long line deep with people waiting to buy their tickets which we were able to walk right by to enter with very little delay. Rome in general was fabulous to see.