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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
Booked the Colosseum arena and underground tour which included thr Forum and Palantine Hill. Absolutely brilliant, had two guides as it was split, Colosseum/ Forum, Palantine. Both really good but had different methods. Tom an Englishman from Wigan was excellent, very knowledgeable and really knew his stuff. Unfortunately I can’t remember the name of the lady that took us around the Colosseum but she was Italian and the Roman side really came through. Again great depth of knowledge and you have to go underground to get the real feel of the place. It was well worth it. Would recommend it.
What more can I say other than the whole experience was wonderful. Tom was a truly fanastic and knowledgable guide who brought the history of Ancient Rome to life in an engaging way through the theme of greatness. Francessca our guide for the colesseum section was also wonderful. I couldn’t recommend this tour enough. Thank you.
This is a great way to learn about ancient Rome and its connection to very-old Rome (the Christian era) by walking through the ruins of the temples and palaces on Palatine Hill and visiting the breath-taking Colosseum. Our guide was fun and informative. Small tip: there are many different tour groups that meet around the Arch of Constantine. We couldn't find ours, but when we asked the guide for another group she was able to point out the group we were joining.
We loved this tour! The young lady certainly knows Italian history. I am very sorry I do not remember her name.
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and fun, he made the tour very enjoyable - we had a great time.