Colosseum is the iconic symbol of Rome that epitomizes the might and prosperity of the imperial city. From gladiatorial combats to wild animal fights and mock naval engagements, this free-standing structure has witnessed the most beastly, terrible and blood-thirsty combats in the long, tumultuous history of mankind.
Did you know that this monumental stone amphitheater was built after draining an artificial royal garden by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty? In addition to its grandeur of the ellipsoid arena, the intricacy of eighty arched entrances lures not only tourists but also historians and archaeologists from all around the world. Here we’ve master-crafted the to-do-things while visiting Colosseum.
Colossal Colosseum Secret
The gigantic colosseum that we see and get awed by is just the tip of the iceberg. Imagine yourself in the crowd viewing an ancient Rome gladiatorial battle that delighted spectators centuries back, as you walk the same stairs Ancient Romans trod to enter the levels of the amphitheater. Gaze out over the reconstructed stadium floor and peer into the network of tunnels that housed wild beasts and combatants ready to face their death.
The long-neglected ruins
Located in Piazza del Colosseo within proximity of Metro line B, Colosseo stop, and Tram Line 3, Colosseum is situated just east of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. So after the grand tour of the Colosseum, continue to marvel rich Roman architecture of the Roman Forum which was once a meeting ground of the city’s politicians. You can also enjoy a short hike on the Palatine Hill from where you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the ancient Circus Maximus, the chariot racing track. And yes, the sunset from the peak is worth every sigh you take while climbing the Hill.
Book an online tour that not only saves you from the scorching sun while standing on a queue but also gives complete access of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Explore the Colosseum Tours
Rome Day Tour with Vatican & ColosseumSpend the day exploring the highlights of Rome with local guide including Skip the Line tickets
Morning Ancient Rome & Colosseum TourExplore the Colosseum & Roman Forum with local guide including Skip the Line Tickets
Colosseum & Rome City TourWalking tour exploring the highlights of Rome with local guide and Skip the Line Colosseum tickets
Afternoon Ancient Rome & Colosseum TourDiscover the heart of Ancient Rome with knowledgeable local guide and Skip the Line Tickets