Ranked 1 of 40 sightseeing in Rome
Still standing regal, the Colosseum will take you back to the by-gone era when it could hold 50,000 spectators. Alas today, only some of the magnificent is left to be viewed. That being said, do make it a point to visit this place and marvel at the structure. It boasts to have had 80 entrances. Its construction was started in 72 AD by Emperor Vespasian, but was completed by his son Titus 8 years later.
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What travellers are saying about The Colosseum
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- Length of visit: 1-2hrs
- Best Time: During Day
- Food available for purchase
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Mesmerized by Venice
The experience is awesome. It's a very different city specially if you are going from Asia. Grand Canal is the main path to go anywhere using water bus or water taxi. There are no roads. Rialto bridge is a must visit place
Great piece of history
Spent few quality hours at Colosseum. Good to get into history and appreciate the past. This monument is simply fantastic, It is well preserved and it is simply fantastic to go back to the age of the Roman Empire and think about the way they built that enormous and fabulous building. Will recommend all.
Free Entrance on the First Sunday of every month. But there are long queues outside from early morning. So better to be in the queue at around 9:30 to 10 am as the line start moving so you don't have to wait in the sun. Otherwise the ticket price varies from 12 euro to 21 euro depending on the options you choose.. 12 for only single entry Colosseum, then there are option with guide, audio guide and around 17.80 Euro along with Roman Forum. For 2 days entry... If you don't mention 12 euro ticket and ask for one ticket they usually charge this 17.80 Euro. For booking of tickets you can do it online by checking into "coopculture" website.If you go without guide you can go to the current floor + one floor up of the colosseum... But not at the basement. Although you can see it from other two floors. The basement can be visited only with guides and also it is closed on the first sunday of the month as it is a free entry day. Similarly vatican museum is free on last sunday of the month so you can plan accordingly.I think everybody knows about colosseum and it's history so no more on that. Try to avoid bringing backpack. It can create problem at the entrance.
Awesome architecture with full of life
Italy itself is known as world tourist capital and Rome is the heart of Italy it is also the capital of Italy. There are more than 50 places in Rome to visit. And Coliseum is on the top in that list. Its architectural and historical value added more grace to its beauty. This is the famous spot for the shooting of lots of Hollywood movies like Gladiator and Bollywood movies. As you walk in the Coliseum you feel that you are exploring the pages of the history of mankind.From India you have to take the flight to Italy which is landed on Rome Airport. It is better to book air ticket in 40 days advance it will cost you cheaper. Coliseum is situated in the centre of the city. So you can take a metro or you can hire a taxi too. It is better to take a guide and also learn some Italian words like chao - hai, Aqua-water, Bonasera-Goodmorning, because in Italy English is not very common but you can find English speaking people at every restaurant.Italy is also famous for its Pizza and pasta and here you can take 70 types of Pasta and Pizzas. If you are a vegetarian like me then it Pizza and Pasta is for you sure. There is little bit difficult to find other vegetarian option in Italy but you can take fruits bakery items yes there are some Indian restaurant too but very costly. And yes they will accept only Euro so you have to change your currency in Euros it will nearly cost you 1 euro = 70 Rs, so you have to set your budget according to that. You can also find good hotel deals in 30 euro per day (better to book online for cheaper deals).Don't forget to take an umbrella with you because you can never trust on Italian weather. There are too many other places near by Coliseums to visit. Like Castle of Sant Angelo, Piazza Venezia (looks like Conard Place of Delhi) Vatican city ( smallest country of the world) temple of Saturn and many more. There are also lots of museum there and yes you can also go for the beach area approx 50 km away from rome called Tulsa Lorenzo and hills in ardea.
A great place
Great place to visit to see Roman Architecture. Ticket is there to get inside. If you come to the Colosseum and try to take tickets long Q will be there. Better to get the ticket in advance and come. Hop on Hop off city tours organised by Green Line Tours was excellent.
Take the underground tour
Your visit to Rome is incomplete without you visiting this beautiful structure. And when you have taken so much efforts to visit this place make sure you get your ticket for the underground tour around 9 Euros. Very limited number of tours conducted by Archaeologists for very limited number of people. So it would be advisable to book in advance. Its however possible to get it at the ticket counter inside the Colosseum. They take you to all the inaccessible places right from the bottom of the Colosseum and to the top of it even on the reconstructed stage of it. They show and give you details which you wouldn't know about Colosseum. Without a guide you would see nothing more than broken stones. I took the evening 04. 30 tour so by the time I was out it was time to light up this beautiful structure.
Spend a couple of hours inside the Colosseum to take in the atmosphere of where the ancient gladiators fought. But the best place to get a full picture of the Colosseum is from the Palatine hill which is just opposite.
The amazing wonder
It is an architecture true to the Romans; strong, robust, beautiful yet beautiful. It is definitely worth a visit to relive the time which it has held intact for centuries. I was struck with awe seeing the large blocks of stone cut so meticulously and with utmost precision. The high arches were very representative of the Roman architecture. It is really one of the wonders. Small mementos are available outside the Colosseum.
A spot with more history
We got ourselves a trainee guide working towards his licence, he charged us 15 euro per person inclusive of the entry ticket and was excellent with his information on the Colosseum and its history. Moreover, like most things in Rome, the Colosseum has history in abundance! It is as marvellous as it is made out to be, a must visit.
Needs no introduction
This place needs no introduction. It's really huge and so exciting a place to be in. It will take time, it's not a quick visit. Do visit the adjoining roman forum.