Colosseum, Rome

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Colosseum, Rome - Address, Ticket Price

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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Landmark, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Monument, Entertainment, Play, Family And Kids, Architecture , Archaeological Site , Heritage Building, Amphitheater

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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 Opening and Closing 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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Colosseum Tour Reviews

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    On 26-Jul-2016

    On my bucket list, for sure!

  • So much has already been said about this enormous entertainment arena of modern day stadiums that is hard to find new expressions. That said, it is worth the money and although it rained in the afternoons while we were there in Rome, the Colosseum is a must see even with people everywhere. Our ticket price was 14 Euros each and we “skipped the line” with our reservations. We had no guided tour and aimlessly walked around for over 2 hours. Actually, you get placed in another reservation line, but it was max 15 minutes no matter what we had seen in Italy. The tickets are good for 2 days and 3 venues (see photos). We used a travel service called “The World is Mine” for all of our museum ticket reservations in all four cities we visited this trip and it was near flawless execution. Taxis. or Uber, are still the best options for less stress, timeliness and convenience while visiting Italy in opinion. Although the trains are easy enough to learn quickly as well, we just preferred our private travel since it was Anniversary special. Also, you really can walk all the way around the Colosseum without a ticket and take photos with no charge. Third level was closed when we visited. Thank for reading and video on the YouTube channel. If this review helps give a thumbs up!

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  • Wanted to visit the Colosseum for a lifetime. Finally got to recently and WOW!!! What could've been a very horrendous visit with the large crowds and the Roman Heat, was made better by our exceptional tour guide Barbara. This tour was one of the best I've had in all my travels. Barbara was knowledgeable and made sure the tour was fun for all, even the young children who were on the tour. Very fun tour and glad I was able to cross off one my iconic/historic landmark from my bucket list.

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  • Take it in. Enjoy it. Circle the whole Colosseum, go inside and even better listen to audio facts of it while you are there in flesh. It's incredible to imagine everything that happened here. I'd highly recommend buying tickets online- you save so much time! Better again, you get 2-day pass so you can gain entry to the Palatine Hill & Roman Forum on the same day or the next. Nice option to have & we used well.

  • To say Rome has many sights and attractions is an understatement. Italy’s capital boasts with amazing places to see, history, beautiful buildings, amazing structures, narrow streets full of life, delicious restaurants and so much more. There are indeed a few attractions that stand out from the bunch, and The Colosseum is the most visited. Not only because of its history or its size, but because of the feeling that one gets when inside this magnificent place. Now, from my point of view two visits are necessary for the Colosseo: • A DAY visit Yes, it will be full, people will swarm the place, you will wait in line to enter but it will be worth it. Seeing the arena, seeing the magnificent building from the inside, the maze under the arena and hearing the voices of the hundreds, thousands of people visiting will make you feel just a little bit how the ancient Romans felt during an event, thousands of years ago. Much can be said about the size of the Colosseum but until you get closer, until you stand there, on its steps you don’t really realize how small a human being is and how small you feel compared to the years of history this building holds between it’s walls. Take your time, climb the stairs, walk slowly and see it from every angle. You will always discover something you didn’t see before and it will always impress you. • A NIGHT visit Now, many people skip this and it’s a shame. During the quiet of the night, the Colosseum sits there silently. All the noise is gone. The building has a special illumination system that brings all its best features to live. Most of the times the pictures you will take during the night will be far more impressive than those taken during day light. If you have the time, go take that night walk around this beautiful ancient building and you won’t regret it even one bit.

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  • Really amazing monument. Highly recommend booking in advance - there is the combined ticket with the Palatine and Roman Forum. Is very busy inside but access is good. Had a really great tour for €9 that included the standard access of levels 1 & 2, plus the stage, underground where there is a reconstructed trapdoor, and levels 3, 4 and 5 where there is much less people and the views are even more amazing. Conducted by a very knowledgeable and clear speaking archaeologist.

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