Colosseum
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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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  • Simon M
    Birmingham, United Kingdom527 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit
    A must visit when coming to Rome. Be prepared for crowds and queues, patience is a must. I had pre-booked a VIP tour of the Roman Forum and Colosseum with arena floor access, I highly recommend you try book a tour like this, was a breeze walking past the massive queue and get valuable information of the history of this amazing building.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written May 27, 2023
  • JR
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Colosseum & Roman Tour
    Combined tour of Colosseum, Roman Forum, & Palatine Hill. Would highly recommend combined tour. Provide yourself 3 hours minimum. Well worth it. Tour guide very pleasant and very aware or her guests. Went out of her way. Very knowledgeable. Make sure to book your trips ahead of time to ensure you do not miss out.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 29, 2023
  • lemcshane
    Uphall, United Kingdom16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    Amazing structure. We went on a guided tour through Get Your Guide. They cancelled original tour they day before, but offered us a 20% discount and luckily we managed to get booked on another one at the last minute.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 6, 2023
  • ortho_10
    Hamilton, Canada42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
    This tour organized by Crown Tours, via Get Your Guide, was by far the best we have ever experienced. Our tour guide, Jan, was informative and entertaining, as well as concerned for the welfare of his tour participants. He managed to schedule his pauses and educational asides in shaded areas and made sure that everyone had access to fresh source water during the tour. He answered questions and even provided information related to other tours that we had been on. Wonderful guide!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 7, 2023
  • Travel Gal
    137 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely stunning and worth the visit!
    This was our third time in Rome, and although we had visited the colosseum before, this was the first time we hired a tour guide. The guide is worth the price! They’re able to bring the stories and the colosseum to life through their stories. Great for a family with kids!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written June 8, 2023
  • motherginger3
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    plan way ahead
    It took a while to figure out the official on-line ticket site, and when I did, I checked multiple times a day for tickets, two months in advance, and never found any. You can no longer buy tickets on the day you want to tour. Our hotel found us a spot in a small tour for $125 each. They said tickets have to be purchased on-line months ahead of time from the official Colosseum site. It was a very good tour, but I hadn't thought we would have to spend that much money so see the Colosseum. Much of the time on the tour was the Forum and Palatine Hill. This was my fourth visit to Rome. I've never seen such crowds. If you can, go in the off season. We went in late May. I can't imagine what it will be like in July and August.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 10, 2023
  • Darrin
    Rome, Italy5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Colossal Time at the Colosseum
    From the awe-inspiring exterior to the majestic arcades and the grandeur of the Coliseum, it will transport you back to the days of the Roman Empire. You can almost hear the roar of the crowds as you walk around the ancient ruins. And while it's easy to get lost in the history and grandeur of the place, there's still plenty of fun to be had. From the odd-shaped stones to the ancient graffiti, there's something for everyone to enjoy. It's a great way to spend the day and get a unique perspective on the Roman Empire.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 11, 2023
  • J R E
    Pittsfield, Massachusetts61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    DO timed entry and skip the line
    Glad that we did both. The lines were very long and we walked right in for our 10AM entry. We did the self-guided. Our ticket also included the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. A LOT of walking with steps and inclines. I wish that we had also taken the underground Gladiator tour. Maybe next time.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 14, 2023
  • Ryan B
    9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good time, Poor service
    The tour of the Colosseum was great. Really enjoyed the guides knowledge and the underground access. The business that sets you up with the guide gives you very little instruction and was not helpful. Would have been better if an explanation of what we needed to do was clear or if they had just answered the message I sent.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 15, 2023
  • Dayana S
    Singapore, Singapore143 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Wonders of the Colosseum
    Despite the summer heat, I trekked from my location in Trastevere to the Colosseum. It was all worth it when I arrived because my visit there was absolutely incredible. Admittedly, I felt a bit nervous at first, but my initial worries quickly evaporated as I marveled at the ancient architecture and historical significance of the Colosseum. The experience of exploring the various areas of the landmark was an exhilarating adventure, and the views were breathtaking. Regardless of whether you are traveling alone or with companions, I strongly recommend visiting the Colosseum. It's an unforgettable experience that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written June 22, 2023
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Vivienne M
14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
I booked a tour with Get Your Guide but apparently I managed to book a tour without a guide and I also paid for a ticket for a 17 year old which apparently is free I was very disappointed as we had no one to explain the history and we ended up on a self tour the sights were amazing but lack of a tour guide was unforgivable this company must know that the reason you book through them is to get a tour with a guide. What was most surprising was we had been on a tour with them through the Vatican the day before which was excellent
Written May 25, 2024
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Alice
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Dec 2023 • Friends
My visit to the Colosseum in Rome was nothing short of spectacular. Stepping into this ancient amphitheater, I was instantly transported back in time to the days of gladiator battles and grand spectacles. The sheer size and grandeur of the Colosseum were awe-inspiring, leaving me in awe of the architectural genius of the ancient Romans. Exploring the corridors and stands, I could almost hear the roar of the crowds and feel the excitement of the games. The views of the surrounding city from the upper levels were breathtaking, offering a glimpse into Rome's rich history and vibrant culture. Overall, my experience at the Colosseum was unforgettable, and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Rome.
Written May 25, 2024
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Nishant M
Mumbai, India16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Place in itself is charming. Ruins inside could be better maintained and history could be better explained. Photos come out really well. Also I suggest no need to book skip the line as lines are always there. I also suggest you go in the evening when lines are lesser. Movement was also fast as we just stood 5min in the line after booking regular ticket on their website.
Written May 24, 2024
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Michaela K
3,188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
It has been very busy but a must see when being in Rome. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I haven't been inside it though but it was lovely just to see it.
Written May 24, 2024
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Courtney
Yeovil, UK23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
My husband and I went on a little 4 day adventure to Rome, we went site seeing and when we went to the colosseum, we didn't have any tickets (sold out online, so book atleast 6 months in advance if you want to go underground) however, we overheard this tour guide assistant gathering some people to come join the English tour, so we asked and we did it, cost £40pp for the guide plus regular ticket price pp but it was worth it to hear about the history in depth and have a laugh with some strangers.

The views from some of the attractions were amazing, every church we went into was so beautiful, so much detail and history.

Good transport, I'd recommend the bus from the airport, tax is extortionate. If you're going into Central Rome 30 mins in taxi or 50 mins on bus. Also I recommend buying a metro/bus ticket for X days you're in Rome for as you can use it on both metro and bus whenever.

The only "bad" more annoying experience we had in Rome was the con artists trying to make money by throwing African jewellery at you saying it's s free but then ask you for like €20 and it happens everywhere. There's even guys with roses interrupting your meal (if you sit outside) to ask if you want to buy a rose.

There's lots of queues too, so if you're wanting to see attractions like the trevi fountain with less people go at like 5/6am.

Expect to spend around €70 for your evening meals :)

Was just nice to go on holiday with my husband tbh
Written May 24, 2024
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Thierno T
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Stepping foot into this iconic historical landmark left us speechless. The grandeur and magnificence of the Colosseum were truly breathtaking. As we walked through its ancient corridors, we couldn't help but imagine the thrilling gladiator battles and vibrant spectacles that once took place here. The rich history and architectural brilliance of the Colosseum were evident at every turn. Our children were captivated by the stories of emperors and the tales of ancient Rome. This visit not only deepened our understanding of history but also created treasured memories that will last a lifetime.
Written May 24, 2024
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,770 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It is a must see in Rome as the building is magnificent and historic despite the many areas that are barricaded and not accessible. If you could design a dysfunctional entry process , the people who manage the Colosseum. have done a magnificent job as it was a total mess. We had an e-ticket and were advise to form a line but close to opening at 8:30 am they assembled the tents and entry barricades and the crowd swarmed and chaos resulted. It must happen daily and no one cares.
Written May 23, 2024
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907mandye
Lyndhurst, Australia129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We lined up at 730 the morning of our visit with about 20 people in front of us, the ticket booth opened at 830 with the line moving very quickly. It was very easy to access tickets on the day. The ticket cost 18 euro, is valid for 24 hours & includes entry to Foro Romano Palatino also.
A BIG TIP!! Take your ear buds & download the app at the entrance whereby it follows you around the Coliseum with a very detailed commentary as you go.
Written May 22, 2024
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Camille
Calabria, Italy3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Visiting the Colosseum was an unforgettable experience that transported me back in time to ancient Rome. The sheer size and grandeur of this iconic amphitheater are awe-inspiring. Walking through its ancient corridors and imagining the gladiatorial contests and spectacles that once took place here was truly captivating.

Despite the crowds, the atmosphere inside the Colosseum is electric, with whispers of history echoing in every corner. The architecture is remarkable, showcasing the ingenuity of Roman engineering and construction techniques. Standing in the center of the arena, I couldn't help but feel a sense of reverence for the historical significance of this monument.
Written May 22, 2024
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Sakura Hoshi
New York City, NY7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
It was a great time visiting Colosseum in Rome ! It's huge and old was really cool to see. the inside of the attractions gives the feeling like the gladiators are really fighting inside. Also, the views from the high points of colosseum was also great and gave a scenic view of Rome.
Written May 22, 2024
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