The Colosseum - Rome

The Colosseum is an immense amphitheatre and is without doubt the iconic symbol of Rome. Taking between 10-12 years to build, work started around 70-72 AD under orders from the emperor Vespasian and was completed under Titus. Further modifications were made during Domitian’s reign (81-96). Originally, the Colosseum was known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, which is a reference to the fact that both Vespasian and Titus were members of the Flavian Dynasty. With a capacity of 50,000 seated spectators, this impressive monument was the largest amphitheatre ever to be constructed in the Roman Empire and is considered a marvel of Roman architecture and (earthquake) engineering. Today, after suffering damage caused by earthquakes and stone robbers over the centuries, the Colosseum stands partially ruined but remains one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions.


Open daily from 8:30 am - 5 pm (or 1 hour before sunsand). Guided tour possible- reserve by telephone.


Tickets include entry to the Palatine hill, its museum and the Colloseum. Full rate: €9 (+€2 supplement during times of exhibitons). Reduced rate for European citizen aged 18-24: €4.50 (+ 2€). Free entry for European citizens aged under 18 or over 65.

Address : Piazza del Colosseo 186 Rome Italy

Subway : Metro B : Colosseo

Bus : Bus : C3, 3, 60, 75, 85, 87, 117, 175, 271, 571, 186, 571, 810, 850

Phone : +39 0639967700

Fax : +39 0639750950

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