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  • Explore one of the seven wonders of the world, the Colosseum and see the arena where gladiators fought.

  • Visit the biggest amphitheatre ever constructed and find out about how it was built in 72 AD, during the reign of Emperor Vespasian.

  • Trek up to Palatine Hill, the birthplace of Rome, and take in the panoramic views of the eternal city, Rome.

  • Learn more about the history and culture of ancient Rome as you listen to the audio guide while exploring the Colosseum.

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Timings: 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
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Timings: 09:00 AM to 07:15 PM

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Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

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  • If cancellation is made 1 days or more before the date of travel, total booking cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellation is made within 1 days before the date of travel, total booking cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In the event of unforeseen weather conditions, union issues, government restrictions, or any other circumstances beyond human control, certain trips or activities may be cancelled. In such cases, alternate feasible options will be provided. However, a cash refund will not be available.
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About Colosseum, Rome:

The Colosseum, an iconic symbol of ancient Rome, is a grand amphitheatre built around 70-80 AD. Constructed by Emperor Vespasian and completed by his son Titus, it stands as a testament to Roman engineering prowess. This elliptical arena hosted gladiatorial contests, mock sea battles, and other spectacles, entertaining up to 80,000 spectators. Despite centuries of pillaging and natural disasters, the Colosseum remains a marvel, offering a window into ancient Roman entertainment and architectural genius.

About Colosseum Tickets:

  • Visit the arena floor of the Colosseum, where gladiators once battled for their lives, using Colosseum Italy tickets.
  • Take in panoramic views of the city from the top level of the Colosseum with your Rome Colosseum skip the line tickets.
  • Admire the intricate system of pulleys, ramps, and trapdoors that were used to bring performers and scenery into the arena with your Colosseum Rome tickets.
  • Walk through the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum, once the heart of political, social, and commercial life in Rome.
  • Wander through the ruins of the Senate House, where important decisions were made during the Roman Republic.
  • Get to know about the fascinating stories behind the Temple of Saturn and the House of the Vestal Virgins listening to your digital audio guide.
  • Stroll through the remains of ancient palaces, including the House of Augustus and the Domus Flavia.
  • Walk along the Via Sacra, the main street of ancient Rome, which runs through the Roman Forum and goes past remains of temples, basilicas, and government buildings.
  • Explore Palatine Hill, the legendary birthplace of Rome, with ruins dating back to the 8th century BCE, while considering the Colosseum Rome tickets price.

How to Reach?

  • By Car: The Colosseum is located 2.8 km from the city centre. It will take 10 min to reach Colosseum via the del Quirinale route.
  • By Metro: Take a metro to Colosseo, which is 240 meters away from the Colosseum. You can reach the Colosseum from the station on foot in 5 minutes.

Note:

If you want to explore the attractions of central Italy, book Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour.

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Colosseum Tickets faqs

Why is the Colosseum so famous?

Colosseum is renowned for its gladiators’ fights. It has a beautiful arena and a race track. Along with this Colosseum is a well-known architectural wonder where animals, famous fighters, and criminals fought to the death. The place is also popular for chariot racers. Now people visit the Colosseum to explore its architecture and popular history. Grab Colosseum tickets to explore the beautiful place.

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What are the main attractions of the Colosseum?

  • Hypogeum: While visiting the Colosseum, try not to miss the Hypogeum. Soon after exploring Hypogeum, you will be immersed in the stories of beasts, chariots, and gladiators. It is connected to a network of tunnels, holding rooms, and cages. Gladiators, animals, prisoners, and slaves were kept here for the performances in Colosseum. 
  • Arena: Embrace the gladiator in yourself as you cross the once blood-soaked floor of the Colosseum. You should explore the place from a gladiator’s point of view. While crossing this area, you can surely hear the echoes of the screaming viewers encouraging the gladiators to fight more strongly. 
  • Third Floor: It is the final stop of the Colosseum and offers the most scenic beauty of the Colosseum, which should not be missed. You can reach there by stairs, but it will be a little harder to climb due to mobility issues. You can also check out Rome landmarks. The third floor is high, offering a mesmerizing view of the Colosseum.  
  • Underground: It has a dark underground tunnel below the area of the arena. This intricate passageway is made as a backstage where gladiators and wild animals use to engage before the beginning of the fight. Exotic animals were also captured by the soldiers of Rome, which they conquered from the faraway lands and brought to the Colosseum for the fight.

What are some of the fun facts about the Colosseum?

  • The main reason for building the Colosseum was for gladiator fights. Two gladiators fought each other, and people enjoyed these fights. It was a major sporting event in ancient Rome.
  • The Colosseum is the world’s largest amphitheatre, with a place for more than 80,000 spectators who can enter via 80 entrances. 
  • It has an underground section known as ‘hypogeum’ where wild animals and gladiators reside before the fight.
  • The Colosseum is among the seven wonders of the world, where thousands of people voted for it to be on the list. 
  • This ancient engineering miracle is almost 2000 years old. The construction of the building started in 72 AD and finished in 80 AD. This amazing historical building took only 80 years to build.

What is the best time to visit the Colosseum?

To avoid the crowd, the best time to visit Colosseum is during low seasons, i.e., from November to February. Try to skip weekends and major holidays as they are generally overcrowded. 

The best time of the day to explore the Colosseum is at 8.30 AM. If this is too early for you, you should check out the place two to three hours before closing time.

How long does it take to complete a Colosseum tour?

If you are visiting the Colosseum without an audio tour or guide, you can explore the place in one hour. But if you are availing a guided tour, you will need to form 1.5 to 3 hours based on the type of guided tour you choose. With Colosseum tickets, you need not spend time at the entry counter and you can straight away head for touring the place.

How old is the Colosseum?

The Colosseum is nearly 2000 years old. It was built under the guidance of Flavian Emperors in 1 century AD. The construction of the Colosseum was initiated in 72 AD under Emperor Vespasian and was finished under Emperor Titus. The Colosseum was inaugurated in 80 AD as a stadium. You can visit the place by availing Colosseum tickets.

Who built the Colosseum?

The Colosseum was constructed on the order of Emperor Titus and Emperor Vespasian. It was physically built by more than 6000 workers who lifted heavy material required for the construction. Huge cranes and machines equipped with counterweights were used to construct the Colosseum. This amazing monument is made of concrete, bricks, tufo (a local stone), and travertine (a type of marble).