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The Colosseum is number one in the to-see-list for Italy and has almost 2000-years history with the fights of the gladiators and the dramatic shows.
Colosseum, Rome
The Colosseum's history had started almost two thousands years ago, in 80 AD,
with 100-days celebration of it's opening. In fact it was first called the Flavian Amphitheatre in honor of the emperor Vespasian.

How to get


The Colosseum is placed in the center of Rome, you'll never pass by it when you walk in the city. Also you can get here by metro (the Colosseo station, line B), by tram #3 or by bus # 60, 75, 85,87. 271, 571, 175, 186, 810, C3.

The Colosseum`s history


The largest amphitheatre was built of concrete and sand by 30 000 of slaves.
It's 615 ft long and 510 ft wide with a base area of 6 acres, and it has 80 entries and passages.

Colosseum
Photo: The Colosseum's structure

The Colosseum could accomodate over 75 000 people and was opened for everyone from the emperors to the common citizens, but there were special places for each social category.

Also the amphitheatre had the elevator system under the stage and the unique hydraulic system.

Interesting facts


The Colosseum was used not only for gladiator games and shows, but for public executions too. Moreover, the viewers could choose the execution method from more than 270 options.

The Colosseum in the present day
Photo: the Colosseum in the present day, © Adrian Drumea

In 523 AD the Colosseum has started destroying, and the part of it's stones was later used for building the Saint Peter's Basilica.

The Colosseum at night
Photo: the Colloseum at night, © Justin Pooley

Over 200 cats are living here today. According to the Colesseum's official website, all of them are happy and healthy.

Opening time


The Colosseum is opened daily except January,1 and December, 25. It openes at 8:30 am and closes in different time depends on month.

Price


The entrance costs €12 for adults, and for children it's for free. You can get more information and buy the tickets on the official website.

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#3Visit the Colosseum in RomeVisit the Colosseumoddviser

This amphiteatre has almost two thousands years history. Touch the stones, that had seen the Ancient Rome.

€4.50
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Colosseum on the map

Location: Piazza del Colosseo

Open hours

from 8:30 am to 4:30–7:15 pm

Contacts

Tours & excursions 15

#18Coliseum & Ancient RomeColiseum & Ancient Rome

Skip the time consuming lines and take a tour through one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world - the Coliseum and Ancient Rome.

€55+/person
#16Rome Wasn’t Built in a DayRome Wasn’t Built in a Day

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day is for those of us with limited time or for those of us looking for the one day overview of Rome, then this Rome Highlights Tour is for you.

€215+/person
#5Rome in a Day TourRome in a Day Tour

See all of the main highlights of Rome and the Vatican on an 8.5-hour walking tour, with skip-the-line entry to the Vatican and Colosseum.

€139+/person
#9Ancient Rome TourAncient Rome Tour

See the best of Ancient Rome on our walking tour with skip-the-line entrance. Learn the history of Rome at sites such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

€59+/person
#20Ancient Rome Private TourAncient Rome Private Tour

Skip the lines to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, on your own private walking tour. See the best of Ancient Rome and learn of the 3,000 year history of the Eternal City.

€250+/person
#15Vatican Museums plus Ancient Rome Group TourVatican Museums plus Ancient Rome Group Tour

Our tour will lead you in the heart of Roman history and human civilization.

€95+/person
#11Ancient Rome Group TourAncient Rome Group Tour

The perfect way to discover the ancient Rome is with our walking group tour. A professional guide will help you exploring several sites, explaining every detail.

€45+/person
#26Sightseeing tour in Rome by carSightseeing tour in Rome by car

Try the unique experience of visiting Rome comfortably in a luxury car with personal English-speaking chauffeur.

€60+/person€190/tour
#36Gold Card (Colosseum + Roman Forum + Palatino Hill)Gold Card (Colosseum + Roman Forum + Palatino Hill)

The Colosseum will take you to an ancient world where you will enter in Rome's heart as it looked like for 2000 years ago.

€50+/person
#25Platinum Card - Amazing night at the ColosseumPlatinum Card - Amazing night at the Colosseum

The Colosseum is magnificent at night and you will have an opportunity to appreciate all his greatness.

€80+/person
#32See (Colosseum underground + Roman Forum + Palatine Hill)See (Colosseum underground + Roman Forum + Palatine Hill)

Tour of ancient Rome, where the famous Colosseum will open its doors to tell all its secrets.

€150+/person
#33Open bus 1 day tourOpen bus 1 day tour

To see all Rome in a short period of time its not necessary to take a helicopter, you may just have a 1 dat tour on a open bus and enjoy the best sights of Eternal City.

€20+/person
#40Rome on scooterRome on scooter

See all great buildings, monuments, magnificent sights of Rome in one day while riding a retro scooter and plunge in the atmosphere of Eternal City.

€100+/person
#41Bike tour around RomeBike tour around Rome

Explore Rome in 4 hours! Riding a bike around Rome is a great possibility to get aquainted with the city and its history.

€40+/person
#34Night bike tourNight bike tour

Taking a 4-hour night tour around Rome is a fascinating way to explore one of the most romantic city in the world and make your night different.

€45+/person

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Photo credit © Jerome Paz