The Colosseum (Colosseo in Italian) is a huge amphitheater located in the center of the city of Rome, between the Esquiline and the Cælius, among the largest and oldest forts constructed in the Roman Empire. The common term for this terrific work Colosseum comes in the Lower Latin colossus that itself comes from the Greek”colossus”. It was literally constructed in the center of Rome, just east of the Roman Forum, between 70 and 72 BC, during the reign of Emperor Vespasian, which brings us to age 2088.
Constructed from the emperors of the Flavian dynasty, this monument was meant to provide citizens with displays with a capacity that varies from 75,000 seats. The coliseum offered a great number of different shows, namely the munera (gladiator fights) that the venationes (fights of wild creatures, generally imported from Africa, like rhinos, hippos, elephants, giraffes, lions, panthers, crocodiles, wildebeest, and ostriches.) And other public performances, like executions of those condemned to death, reenactments of famous battles, reconstructions of rural or forest areas, and presentations of works of art.
Notwithstanding the devastation that this heritage has gotten, like the outside façade and the stadium itself, the Colosseum remains an imposing and impressive construction, sacred forever in our thoughts, because it’s roughly circular in shape, and is just part of the façade that no longer exists. One only has to imagine it with the whole facade in place, in addition to the arena, to understand what it was like initially.
See the Coliseum:
Nobody can deny that this famous monument is the most visited monument in Rome and even in Italy because of the fabulous history and strategic location. Nevertheless, this terrific affluence sometimes turns out to be negative because one must wait quite a long time before being able to get it, especially during the high season.
Through this guide, we’ll try to offer some tourist information which can be good for anybody who plans to visit it. To start with, it is going to be important to note it is vital to book the trip schedule online on the official site of the monument such as: www.coopculture.it and to be punctual in order to not eliminate the ticket.
Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Visiting hours :
Schedules vary according to each period and may vary depending upon the day of the trip:
Visiting period Viewing hours From 2 January to 15 February 8h30-16h30 From February 16 to March 15 08h30-17h00 From March 16th to the last Saturday of March 08h30-17h30 Last Sunday in March to August 31 08h30-19h15 From September 1 to September 30 08h30-19h00 By October 1st to the last Saturday of October 08h30-18h30 Last Sunday in October to 31 December 08h30-16h30
Note: Please check the official site for the specific timetables, these are given as non-binding info.
There are three entry tickets to the Coliseum:
COLOSSAL-FORI-PALATINO TICKET :
With a cost of 16.00 $ and 24 hours in the initial use, it permits a timed entry into the Colosseum and an open entrance to the Forum-Palatine such as the temporary display, and to the Imperial Forums.
Holders of the ticket can buy the SUPER INTEGRATED TICKET on-site, which provides access to the Super websites, for $4.00.
FULL EXPERIENCE TICKET (FROM JANUARY 1, 2020) :
With a cost of $22.00 and valid for two days, it permits timed entry into the Colosseum, using the stadium or the subway, from the Stern Gate, upon presentation of a list of titles, and completely free access to the Roman Forum-Palatine, including the temporary exhibition, for instance, exceptional SUPER websites with quota entry and into the Imperial Forums.
SUPER FORUM PASS :
Having a fare of 16.00 $ and valid for 1 day, it permits one entry to the archaeological area of the Roman Forum, the Imperial Forums, and Mount Palatine, for instance, recent exhibitions, and, until reaching maximum capacity, to the SUPER specific websites.
Requirements to benefit from the reduced fare:
The reduced fare is given to young adults that are members of the European Union, you must be between 18 and 25 years old.
Requirements to benefit from free entry:
The ticket is free for anybody under the age of 18, in addition to for everyone on the first Sunday of every month.
Additionally, it is free for certain professionals: Guides, interpreters, employees of the Ministry of Culture in their professional activity, accompanying a school group of 10 or more pupils, teachers, and pupils in mathematics, literature, arts, architecture (if their research is associated with the Colosseum), accredited journalists, etc. ).
Roma Pass :
The Roma Pass is a pass that allows entry into a museum, access to the subways, buses, and trams of town, and provides discounts on other museums you want to go to. The selection is wide, between archaeological, modern, modern, or scientific museums. It’s obviously aimed at tourists. There are 2 Distinct cards:
Roma Pass 72 hours: $38.50
Roma Pass 48 hours: 28.00 $.
If you’re interested, you may go to the official site: www.romapass.it to find out more.
Way of accessibility:
As stated earlier, the Colosseum is well located in the middle of Rome which is the reason why it’s tough to miss it when you are there. How to get there:
Several bus lines pass through the Colosseum: the 117 (the electrical bus that arrives out of Via del Corso), along with the 60, 75, 85, 87, 271, 571, 175, 186, 810, 850, and the C3.
Just 1 subway line passes through the Coliseum, Line B. You must stop, of course, in”Colosseo Station”.
It is line 3 only.
Right near the tram stop, there’s a taxi stand.
It’s far better to avoid it.