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Book your Colosseum Tickets, and get a chance to explore the largest amphitheatre in the world at your own pace and comfort. Enjoy a direct entry to the Colosseum, which is one of the only remaining landmark symbols of ancient Roman culture.

Or save some money by availing an interesting combo of the Colosseum Tickets, and enjoy visits to other iconic structures in Rome. Pay a visit to places like the Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, a special tour through the Gladiator’s Gate, the Arena, a night tour of the amphitheatre, or even a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, all of where you can get in-depth understanding and insight into ancient Rome.

Dating back to 70 AD, the Colosseum in Rome took over 10 years of construction, and being completed around 80 AD, it was established as an amphitheatre for entertainment and sporting events in ancient Rome. Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, this structure could easily accommodate between 50,000 to 80,000 people.

It is here where the roman royalty, along with the commoners would go to and watch gladiatorial contests, classical drama, wild animal fights and even executions. After surviving natural disasters, wars and much more, this structure began to serve as a holy Christian site in the early 18th century, with restoration efforts still in progress.

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Colosseum Tickets Options

When planning a visit to this structure, it is best to book your Colosseum Tickets in advance. Pre-booking your Colosseum Tickets online not only ensures that your visit is secured, but you can also save your time without having to stand in the long queues at the ticketing counters under the sun. In addition to skip-the-line access and a fast-track entry, online tickets also include other attractions like the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and the exhibition on the first floor of the Colosseum.

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Inside Colosseum
Colosseum Guided Tour Tickets

Avail your guided tour of the Colosseum Tickets, and get a chance to learn about ancient Rome on a guided walking tour of this attraction. Skip the long entry lines, and pay a visit to the Colosseum, along with the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, as your expert guide offers you numerous facts and insights about these iconic places. During the tour, you can also find out how the colosseum used to look like during the Roman era. Don’t forget to head over to Via Sacra and soak in views of the insights Colosseum Arena Floor from the first level of this amphitheatre during your visit.

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Arena Floor Tour Tickets

Avail the Colosseum Tickets for the arena floor tour and indulge in an extensive 1.5-hour long tour of the Flavian Amphitheatre. Enjoy a quicker and hassle-free entry into the colosseum, and get a chance to visit the arena floor here, which is usually kept off-limits to visitors. Explore the area where the gladiators had once stood, ages ago, and witness one of the new seven wonders of the world, while also learning about the history of this monument from the expert tour guides here. visit the Palatine Hall and the Roman Forum during the tour as well.

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Colosseum With Underground Tour Tickets

Indulge in a one-of-a-kind underground tour of this amphitheatre and enjoy access to certain sections which are only available with the underground Colosseum Tickets. Explore the Colosseum Underground with these tickets, in addition to areas like the Arena as well as the fourth and fifth tiers of this world-famous amphitheatre. Enjoy learning about stories of the roman citizens from ancient times during the tour, as you go through the Porta Libitinaria and Belvedere’s third tier. Enjoy stunning views of the Colosseum and Circus Maximus from Palatine Hill during this tour.

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Colosseum Night Tickets & Tour
Colosseum Night Tour Tickets

Get your hands on the night tour Colosseum Tickets, and enjoy an exclusive access and tour of this magnificent structure in the dark. Get a chance to see some of the most beautiful sights of Rome as it gets illuminated at night on this relaxing yet adventurous tour, that too without the usual rush or crowds. Begin your tour at the charming piazza of Campidoglio, designed by Michelangelo and then head to the Roman Forum to see how ancient romans used to live their daily lives. Soak in panoramic views of the arches and temples of the Vestal Virgins, and explore the ruins of Caesar’s Forum and Trajan’s Column, before exploring the Colosseum.

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View of Colosseum
Colosseum Self-Guided Virtual Reality Tour Tickets

You can also book Colosseum Tickets for a self-guided virtual reality tour of this structure, and get transported back to the times of the Roman era, when the Colosseum had some of its most glorious moments in history. Enjoy a detailed audio commentary and guide while seeing the construction of the colosseum in 3D, and witness gladiators fighting, preparation of the shows underground, events on the Colosseum Arena Floor and a lot more on this virtual tour of the world’s greatest amphitheatre.

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Iconic Colosseum
Colosseum Private Tour

Book your Colosseum Tickets for a private guided tour of the structure and enjoy the seven beauties of Ancient as well as Baroque Rome for around 3.5 hours. Visit the ancient amphitheatre along with other popular attractions in the region, complete with a fast-track and hassle-free entry, including places like Arena Floor, the Roman Forum, Imperial Forum, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Venezia, the Pantheon as well as Piazza Navona, among others. During the tour, enjoy learning everything about the 3,000-year history of Rome.

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Hypogeum Colosseum
Hypogeum

The Hypogeum is a substructure of the Colosseum, which was built around a decade after the inauguration of the main amphitheatre. Back in the former years of the Roman Era, the Hypogeum served as the holding room for gladiators as well as animals who were supposed to head out for a fight in the amphitheatre. Built entirely of stone and brick walls, the Hypogeum has an extensive system of tunnels and two major corridors. As of today, it offers some of the most thrilling views of the daily life in the Colosseum.

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Arena Colosseum
Arena

The Arena of the Colosseum used to be a wooden floor, which was fully covered with sand. It was created in order to cover the Hypogeum, which was not a part of the original construction of the amphitheatre. Additionally, it is here where the gladiators and animals used to engage in mortal combat, or where the classical dramas and even the executions used to take place. As of today, a major part of the Colosseum’s Arena lies in ruins, owing to destruction over the many years.

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Third Floor

The third floor of the Colosseum is where you can enjoy some of the most spectacular views of the entire Flavian Amphitheatre, as well as the city of Rome. This floor is also the final stop of the Colosseum underground, in addition to being the top ring of this majestic structure, and is considered to be the most scenic part of the Colosseum.

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Underground Colosseum
Underground

You must not miss out on exploring the Underground when indulging in a tour of the Colosseum in Rome. This section of the amphitheatre used to serve as the backstage area before any events at the Colosseum, from animal combats and gladiator fights, to dramas, executions and a lot more. It is here where everything was prepared, and due to this, the Underground has a rather eerie appeal to it. You can also discover a 525-foot-long pathway during your tour of the Underground.

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Tips For Visiting Colosseum Rome

  • Location

The Colosseum is located at Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184, Roma RM, Italy.

  • Best time to visit

The best time to visit the Colosseum is during the early hours of the day, as soon as it opens for visitors. It is during this time that you can enjoy exploring the amphitheatre without having to worry about a lot of crowds. Additionally, the best months to visit the Colosseum are November to March, when the weather here is relatively mild, cool and pleasant, making it easier to explore the amphitheatre during the day.

  • Visit duration

It will take around 1 hour to fully explore the Colosseum. This includes the time taken for photographs as well. However, if you are availing Colosseum Tickets for a guided tour, it will take anywhere between 90 minutes to two hours.

  • How to get to the Colosseum

You can easily get to the Colosseum in Rome using public transport. You can take the B Line metro and get off at the Colosseo station, which is located right next to the arena. Alternatively, you can also take a tram from the tram lines number 3 and 8, and get off at the Piazza del Colosseo station, which is located towards the south of the Colosseum. You can also avail a bus ride on the bus lines number 51, 75, 85, 87, 117 and 118 and get off at Colosso or Celio Vibenna stop to get to the Colosseum.

  • Colosseum Opening Hours

The Colosseum remains open from 08:30 a.m. to 07:15 p.m. on all days of the week.

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Colosseum Tickets FAQs

Should you buy Colosseum Tickets in advance?

Yes, you should ideally buy the Colosseum Tickets in advance. Doing so will help you avoid the long queues at the ticket counter in the heat. Additionally, pre-booking your tickets in advance let you enjoy a quicker entry into the attraction, since you only have to go through the security line.

Which Colosseum Ticket should you buy?

You must try to get your hands on the all-access Colosseum Tickets. These are the best tickets to avail if you wish to enjoy a one-of-a-kind guided tour of this amphitheatre, along with other major attractions inside it, such as the Third Floor, the Underground, the Arena and more.

How big is the Colosseum compared to modern stadiums?

While the Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre that was ever built in the ancient world, there are many modern stadiums that can easily accommodate more than 50,000 people. As compared to the Colosseum’s estimated capacity of 50,000 to 80,000 people, many modern stadiums, like the Michigan Stadium, can hold up to 107,600 people at once. However, owing to the fact the Colosseum was built almost 2,000 years ago, its structure and capacity are still something very impressive.

Why is the Colosseum so damaged?

The Colosseum underwent severe damage in its wooden upper floor due to a fire in 217 AD, followed by additional damage from an earthquake in 443 AD. Then, it underwent severe damage due to the great earthquake in 1349, which caused its exterior southern side to collapse. After this natural disaster, people continued to take the bare materials of the Colosseum, including the stone from its interiors, and the bronze clamps off of its walls to build other structures. It is due to this, and the thousands of years’ worth of natural and man-made destruction that the Colosseum is so damaged.

Can you go inside the Roman Colosseum?

Yes, you can go inside the Roman Colosseum. You can also avail many different types of Colosseum Tickets to explore this attraction according to your liking. It is important to note here that the standard tickets do not cover access to all the tiers of the Colosseum. Therefore, to explore other tiers, besides the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, you must get the special access Colosseum Rome Tickets.

What is the best way to see the Colosseum?

The best way to see the Colosseum is to buy Colosseum Tickets online. You can also avail a guided tour ticket online, and explore the Colosseum and its other attractions, while also learning interesting facts and trivia about this attraction. Online tickets will also help you save a lot of time and energy that you may have to otherwise spend waiting in the queues at the ticket counters and the entry gates.

How long does it take to visit the Colosseum?

If you visit the Colosseum without an audio or tour guide, you can easily spend around one hour here. However, if you purchase the Colosseum Tickets, you will need anywhere between 1.5 hours to 3 hours or more to visit the Colosseum. This greatly depends on the type of tour you choose to book.

What is the best time to visit the Colosseum?

The best time to visit the Colosseum is around its opening time, at 08:30 a.m., or an hour before the last entry during the weekdays, since it is during this time that you can avoid big crowds and long waiting queues. Additionally, you must try visiting during the low season here, between the months of November and February.

What is the Colosseum Rome?

In the centre of Rome, Italy, to the east of the Roman Forum is where you'll find the elliptical Colosseum. A trip to the Colosseum Rome is a must since, despite its age, it is still the largest standing amphitheatre in the world and the largest ancient amphitheatre ever built.

Can you tour the Colosseum on your own?

Yes, you can tour the Colosseum on your own. All you need is your Colosseum Tickets, and explore this ancient amphitheatre at your own pace. You can also avail the audio guides here to help learn more about the different attractions here.

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