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About Colosseum, Rome

The centre of the city of Rome is where the Colosseum makes its majestic presence felt. Constructed over a period of 100 years beginning from about 70 to 80 AD, this stone and concrete amphitheatre was commissioned by Emperor Vespasian and was completed by his successor to the throne. Plan a trip to Rome to see the Colosseum which can be considered to be the national icon of Rome for the entire world and is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

A marvel of human ingenuity in architecture and engineering, the Coliseum has today overcome its bloody and gruesome history to bear testimony to the timeless appeal of Roman architecture and the grandeur of the empire. Early uses of the amphitheater included dramas, gladiator battles, public spectacles, executions, animal hunts and other vicious forms of entertainment.

Later on however, the Coliseum became closely associated to the Catholic Church and to this day, it remains as the location for the torch lit “Way of the Cross” processions around the premises, led by the Pope every year on Good Friday.

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One of the proud Seven Wonders of the world, the Colosseum entices its audience with its impeccable architecture glossed with rich Roman legacy and a long albeit gruesome history. The place can be accessed by certain Colosseum Ticket Prices. The Tickets for Colosseum can be availed from the site with the Colosseum Ticket Costs being free for children and seniors. Since the line for this site is notorious for being exceptionally long, arrive early to Buy Tickets for Colosseum. There are guided tours available which you can avail for certain Colosseum Tour Ticket Price. The Colosseum Tickets are quite reasonable and worth enough to spend on a visit.

Colosseum Information

  • The queue is huge, be there as early as possible.
  • Carry a water bottle and wear a hat.
  • Guided tours are available.

Colosseum Tickets Prices

  • Single ticket € 12.00 reduced 7.50.
  • All visitors under the age of 18 and EU citizens over the age of 65 Free.
  • The ticket price to Colosseum is also valid for Roman Forum and Palentine hill for 2 days including the day of purchase.
  • EU reduced ticket: €10.50 (available only for European citizens aged between 18 and 25)
  • EU complimentary ticket: €4.50 (available only for EU citizens aged above 65 and under 18)
  • Guided tour has separate ticket. 

Colosseum Opening and Closing Hours

  • Duration of guided tour: 45 minutes

How To Get To Colosseum by Public Transport

  • Subway to piazza del Colosseo
  • Blue line

Restaurants Near Colosseum

  • Trattoria Monti – Italian cuisine, budget, authentic and traditional
  • Ciuri Ciuri – Sicilian style bakery

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Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Rome, Italy

Ticket Price: 16 EUR

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:30 am - 07:00 pm Details

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Colosseum Tour Reviews

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    On 26-Jul-2016

    On my bucket list, for sure!

  • Truly a marvel of mans imagination and capabilities. A top item in my Bucket list from the time I was a kid! Lived up to its true calling. Do expect some needed imagination to fully appreciate this wonder. Although now it needs some propping up here and there, the authenticity can still be acclaimed. A standard ticket lets you walk the walkways (skip the audio guide, there is nothing of real substance) and a more expensive ticket lets you walk below where the slaves/gladiators resided on the Colosseum floor. There is some busy traffic near, so be prepared for that, but tolerable if the heavy flow of tourists are considerate.

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  • Wow, I'm not sure if any words can describe this amazing stunning building. The Collosium is most definitely a must see if you ever get the chance to enjoy the Beautiful City of Rome. It just took our breath away from the moment we first saw it to the last moment when we left. We had the most amazing tour guide who was so passionate that she took you on a trip back in time. I personally would advise you to have a guide to take you round. All in all it was a magical trip.

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  • All right. Number 1 this place is very well known throughout the world. That's the only reason I gave it 5 stars, but lets be honest, the service here sucks! We waited in line for 2 hours and never even got a table, THEN, our server never even came over to take our orders. Last time I try to get something to eat here.

  • It's a big, abandoned building. Which is really cool, but I think you need to take a tour or something to really appreciate it and it's history. I went on the Free Sunday, and the line-up was insane! We opted for one of the tours that people are constantly trying to sign you up for as you wait in line. I think it was worth the money, just don't jump at the first guy that comes along. There may be someone cheaper up next.

  • Amazing to see the iconic building! Lines can be long but move quickly and once you're inside, it's easy to get lost in the grandeur of the place. Make sure you go up to the second floor to get a good view of the pits as well as the neighbouring Roman Forum! One thing that is a shame is that the wooden floor in the arena that covered the underground spaces no longer exists. It makes it difficult to envision what the arena originally looked like but seeing the catacombs underneath has its own appeal!

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