Colosseum
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About
The ancient Flavian Amphitheater was built by the Flavian emperors in 70 C.E. as a gift to the Roman people. As the largest Roman theater ever built, it was designed to house over 50,000 people, and had played host to gladiator games, plays and even public executions. Purchase skip-the-line tickets online to avoid long lines at the door, or join guided tours which allow for special access to restricted areas. While here, you might want to visit the adjacent Palatine Hill and Roman Forum as well. – Tripadvisor
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Neighbourhood: Celio
How to get there
  • Colosseo • 2 min walk
  • Fori Imperiali-Colosseo • 2 min walk
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  • sirmais
    Jurmala, Latvia156 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Buy tickets before trip
    Book tickets before your trip. They will be sold out at the visit day. The only and the best way to get to the tickets without previous booking is to buy a tour from Indian people near the Coliseum. They are a little more expensive, but you will get perfect tour with guide (Italian guide). They are just selling tours and organize groups.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 April 2023
  • Fiona G
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do when in Rome
    This is the choice you should make. The tour guide was excellent, one tour guide called in sick and so we had to double the size of the group, however, you would never have known because our guide went above and beyond to make up for this unforeseen problem. The information we received throughout the tour was so interesting and all with a wonderful sense of humour. We went in April thinking that the crowds maybe less, they were apparently but still huge. The instruction of the tour of where to meet was easy and thorough. The organisers were friendly and very helpful trying to appease some difficult customers who were really over the top . Beware though, make sure you book your tickets before your trip, there were a few very disappointed people who couldn't purchase tickets on the day. Recommended highly!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 23 April 2023
  • Bill C
    Vancouver, Canada4,282 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive Structure
    You need to go through airport-type security at the entrance including x-raying of any bags. There are a set of steep stairs to climb up to the upper level. There is an elevator for those that are mobility-challenged. There are no public washrooms in the Colosseum. I had booked an afternoon tour with a tour company and we didn’t have to wait in any line to enter the Colosseum.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 April 2023
  • Jonathan H
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent City Wonders Colosseum Palatine Hill Roman Forum Guided Tour.
    The company was City Wonders. Our tour was 3 hours, the three in one being first the Colosseum, then Palatine Hill, then the Roman Forum. Our tour guide was a young Spanish woman named Amil. She was excellent. She spoke perfect English, very clearly and at a good volume which we heard perfectly well throughout the whole tour on the in ear headset provided. Amil was very knowledgeable and also had a sense of humour so kept it light and interesting and amusing. She allowed time at all the best spots to take photos, plus she also took a photo of each couple who requested her to. This tour was 100% excellent. Thank you Amil and City Wonders.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 April 2023
  • MikeB2105
    Nottingham, United Kingdom28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enormous but the best tour in Rome
    Guided tour is way better than do it yourself, especially the skip the line type with an experienced guide. The Colusseum oval is 190m by 156m on plan and there are amazing sites to view on several levels. There are some lifts too. Worth combining your tour with the Roman Forum adjacent to it. Best day ever!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 29 April 2023
  • Nonie
    Rudersdorf, Germany5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Truly a monumental sight
    It's an ancient monument that stands grandly in the city center and is a must-see for any traveler. It's an impressive structure, with its four tiers and 80 arches, and the sheer size of it is awe-inspiring. But don't let its grandeur fool you, it's also a lot of fun to explore! You can wander around the arena and imagine all the gladiatorial battles that took place here, or you can climb to the top of the Colosseum and take in the amazing views of Rome. It's a great place to take pictures, too! So if you're visiting Rome, don't miss out on the Colosseum – it's a monumental experience!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 April 2023
  • David M
    Parker, Colorado35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Self-guided walking tour of Rome
    We ended up doing a self-guided, ad-hoc tour of Rome that included see the outside of the Colosseum, the Palatine Hills and some views of the Roman Forum but from a distance. Judy isn't big on museums and lectures so this worked out fine plus our hotel (Golden Tulip Piram - Rome) was near the train station so only about half a mile from the Colosseum. Definitely walk Rome. Beautiful city and lots of friendly people.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 April 2023
  • Donna
    Telford, United Kingdom19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must See Attraction
    I have wanted to visit Rome all of my life, I have a huge interest in anything history related and this is one of the jewels in the crown - a must see. Honestly it did not disappoint. Literally right next to the Metro Station and as soon as you step outside the station it is right there in all its beauty. We did a guided tour booked through Tiquets with Crown Tours and it was amazing - so so glad we booked a tour as our guide was amazing and just added to the whole experience. Lots of fountains giving free water (still and sparkling) and lovely cafes and restaurants surrounding the area. Be warned there are loads of people surrounding the Colosseum trying to get money off you by offering bracelets and water - do not fall for these, unfortunately they are everywhere but it did not distract. Would highly recommend.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 May 2023
  • Joel S
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida552 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see in Rome
    We tend to be do-it-yourself tourists. So we went there, only to find that all tickets for the day had been sold. So we went online and found an affordable tour. We did quite a bit of walking. I had hoped to be able to stand on the floor of the Colosseum only to find out that the 'floor' is actually covered with enumerable wooden walls.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 May 2023
  • Angela
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely wonderful place
    Wonderful piece of history . Pre booked tickets so no long queue . Leisurely walked around and passed a couple of hours . Nice gift shop inside , and lifts available for disabled people
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 May 2023
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Mark S
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Pay the extra and book the underground tour, it's a completely different perspective on the Colosseum. There are very few tourists down there and you get an insight into how the behind the scenes of the arena worked. Fascinating.
Written 18 April 2024
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tugra o
Kyiv, Ukraine55 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
I never liked it. There are such ancient places in every country. The ancient cities in Turkey were more beautiful.
The coliseum was only upgraded by advertising in movies and media. We saw this when we arrived. We didn't like it. in the middle of the traffic.
a dry place.
not even maintained
Written 17 April 2024
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Svetlana Fokina
Kiev Oblast, Ukraine16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
in the middle of the road and not well maintained. We are at the center of the Roman Empire. But I expected the coliseum to be much more impressive. It became famous through media advertisements and movies. Of course, expectations are rising.
A normal ancient historical artifact. this is everything
Written 16 April 2024
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Wanderer4901
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Breathtaking! Amazing history. Make sure you get access to the video of the Colosseum before walking the through the century’s of amazing history.
Written 14 April 2024
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Barry S
Bristol, UK111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
we went to the Colosseum on the 6th April as part of my wife's birthday week away with our family, we went with a firm called Gladiator tours we had a guild called Corina .She gave us headsets outside their office which is opposite the Colosseum and we then proceeded to be guided around one of the most spectacular sights in Rome. Corina was a great guide very knowledgeable about the Colosseum and what it meant to the Romans all those years ago ,also how a gladiator could fight for his freedom after winning so many fights.Then showed where Julius Caesar ashes were entombed and the fabulous gardens around the Colosseum she was a brilliant guide.
Written 14 April 2024
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Daniel
Perth, Australia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Place is outrageously packed but what else would you expect in such an amazing monument! Would recommend a tour for this!
Written 12 April 2024
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Marina
Sorocaba, SP102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The coliseum really lived up to my expectations! The construction is amazing, the sight of the arena from inside is absolutely beautiful, and I thought that the complex is very organised! Unlike many places in Italy, I didn’t feel suffocated in a crowd. I really believe they respect a certain number of visitors at the same time, even though it had a lot of people!
Written 12 April 2024
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Adam F
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Beware of the tour guides that approach you on the street. I’m sure some may be ok but we paid 20 euro each for 2 adults 2 children with the promise of a guided tour if coliseum and Palatine forum.
Seemed professional with head sets so tour guide can be heard as she walked ahead.

Took us to ticket booth where we waited 45 minutes in line to buy our own tickets. Eventually entered the coliseum where the “tour” went for 15 minutes and she said “ok tour is over now hand back your head sets and you can explore the Paletine yourself”

The “tour” literally was 15 minutes.

Italian government not really helping tourists by hiding the ticket booth well away from the coliseum and no signs to find it. Either book a month ahead online or do some research where the ticket booth is hidden. Trust me it’s well hidden.
Written 12 April 2024
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Sarah Power
Sheffield, UK35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The Colosseum is an amazing structure and an absolute must see in Rome. We didn't do a guided tour as that just isn't our thing, we prefer to be independent and go at our own pace. However, there were so many tour groups that they really got under our feet and did spoil the experience slightly for us. I know it's going to be busy but when you can't walk where you want to because there are constantly 50 people coming past in a huge long train all following a flag it does get rather annoying.
Written 12 April 2024
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Alconcalcia
London, UK91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Obviously one of Rome's must see venues, but expect it to be very, very busy, unless you go early. We looked at quotes for guided tours, but found what they were asking for price wise (around £175 for 4 as an example) was quite a lot when we discovered that a ticket from the official website is 18 euros for adults and 4 euros for student and free for children. The site was rammed with people on such tours though, so clearly the price doesn't put a lot of people off - we just felt that being free to roam as we pleased, rather than having to stick to a group, was a better option. Certainly a place you must visit, but do we regret not paying 4x as much money as the basic entry (which allows you to skip what can be quite long queues)? No, not at all.
Written 12 April 2024
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