Colosseum - Rome
One of the New Seven Wonders of the World
The Colosseum was once the site of Roman Gladiators and thousands of cheering spectators. The iconic structure was built as a gift to the Roman people during the reign of Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD and completed under the rule of his successor and son Titus of the Flavian dynasty around 80 AD. At that time, the Colosseum was known as the Flavian Amphitheater. Today, the massive stone amphitheater is one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions. And it’s considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Located in the heart of Rome, just east of the Roman Forum, the Colosseum is visited by millions of tourists from around the world.
The Colosseum is located on the Piazza del Colosseo. To avoid crowds, especially during peak tourist season, arrive early in the morning or get your ticket in advance.
Open daily. Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Admission to the Colosseum is included in a combined ticket to the Roman Forum and Palantine Hill. If you plan to see all three attractions, try to spread your visit over two days because there’s a lot to see. And be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.
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Save time and hassle by booking a Skip-the-Line Colosseum Tour. Some tours offer special access to areas that are typically closed to the public, including the underground chambers. Combine your tour with a Colosseum Small-Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill. Book a Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour. Or enjoy a Combo Vatican and Colosseum Tour and combine a trip to two of Rome’s greatest sites in one day.