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  • Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Rome, Italy
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 16 EUR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Monument, Entertainment, Play, Family And Kids, Architecture , Archaeological Site , Heritage Building, Amphitheater

Colosseum - Review

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 Ticket 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 Hours

  • Duration of guided tour: 45 minutes

How To reach 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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TripHobo Highlights for Colosseum

  • Colosseum Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Rome, Italy
  • Colosseum Timing: 08:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Colosseum Price: 16 EUR
  • Best time to visit Colosseum(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Colosseum: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Colosseum

  • 95% of people who visit Rome include Colosseum in their plan

  • 61.4% of people start their Colosseum visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Colosseum

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

65.85% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Colosseum

People normally club together Roman Forum and Ruins Of The Palatine Hill while planning their visit to Colosseum.

People also prefer to start their day with Colosseum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Colosseum Tour Reviews

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    On 26-Jul-2016

    On my bucket list, for sure!

  • What can I’s the Colosseum! It was quite breathtaking indeed. I highly recommend getting fast track tickets ahead of time which will indeed save you time. I recommend Get Your Guide but really any will work. Also I recommend starting on the top floor once you’re inside. That’s where the best views will be! Additionally, if you have time, make it a point to walk around the area at night as it’s quite beautiful lit up at night and there will be less crowds.

  • My dream was visiting Colosseum this reflection of oldest Roman history.. everything was interesting.. how they built it and the stories behind the gladiators, slaves and women. If you plan to visit Colosseum, it would be better if you join a guided tour. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes "sport one". Water is important and there is Water taps so you can re-fill your bottle. Take your camera and enjoy 😊 😉

  • A must see in Rome. The best attraction by far! There are a lot of guides outside talking to you and trying to get you in with a tour for 30€ (just entrance is 12€), the line to get a ticket was huge. *Tip: You can get your ticker faster if you buy it from the ticket kiosk at Roman Forum. * Inside was awesome, though a guide would be really helpful next time. When I go back to Rome I'll definitely revisit it!

  • Beautiful and tons of space, even when crowded. Skip the line pass is a must and gets you in WAY quicker! The cultural importance of the Colosseum makes this place a must-see when going to Rome. Very breathtaking seeing what the huge place that was built so many years ago. Very pleased that I stopped here while in Rome. Transit (bus or subway) is very close as well if you don't wish to walk to the next tourist stop.

  • VERY POPULAR destination! A must when visiting Rome. Very busy place. It is surprisingly well maintained. You experience a real feeling of what life was like. Queues are long so expect a long waiting time in the heat. The ticket is combined with the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and is valid for 2 days. Kids under 18 go free. Tip. Buy your ticket online and jump the queues or go just before closing time and buy the ticket. You can use it the next day. Even better buy the ticket at the Forum entrance where there are less people. Best way to experience the 3 sites is to start at Palatine Hill, walk down to the Forum and then end at the Colosseum.

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