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The Colosseum has been a symbol of Rome since 80 AD, and today it’s a top monument in Italy. Some 50,000 spectators once gathered in the amphitheater’s tiered seats to watch gladiatorial games, and though parts of its original marble facade were pilfered over the years to build the likes of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum remains remarkably intact 2,000 years later.

The Basics
As the second most popular attraction in Italy after only the Vatican, the Colosseum hosts some 4 million annual visitors, meaning that long lines are nearly inevitable without a skip-the-line tour. Choose from a number of tours suited to any age or interest, such as a Colosseum underground tour that heads beneath the arena floor to explore a network of passages; a small-group guided tour of the third tier; or a night tour that offers an eery experience and relief from the daytime heat. Consider group tours, self-guided audio tours, or private tours to gain an understanding of this well-preserved ancient Roman amphitheater and its historical importance.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • It's best to purchase Colosseum tickets in advance to avoid long entry lines.
  • The Colosseum is well-suited for families with kids.
  • This is an open-air amphitheater, so bring a hat and sunscreen and wear comfortable shoes and attire.
  • You may also see the Colosseum referred to as the Flavian Amphitheatre or the Coliseum.

How to Get to the Colosseum
Alongside the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, the Colosseum is in the center of Rome, just across the street from the Colosseo station on Line B of the city's underground metro system, which also stops at the main Termini train station.
 
When to Get There
Since the Colosseum is most crowded during the middle of the day, begin or end your Rome tour with a visit first thing in the morning or just before last entry (which is an hour before closing time) in the late afternoon. Alternatively, choose a night tour for a unique, less crowded experience. Summer is the most popular time of year to visit, while the site receives fewer crowds in November through February, aside from the Christmas and New Year holidays.

The Colosseum in Numbers
The Colosseum is the world's largest amphitheater, has 76 entrances, and measures 615 feet (189 meters) long by 510 feet (156 meters) wide. The total area of the stadium covers six acres (24,000 square meters), and its highest tier reaches 157 feet (48 meters). It was built in under 10 years and was used for games and hunting for over four centuries.
Address: Piazza del Colosseo, Rome 00184, Italy
Admission: €12
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Colosseum with guide small groupPrivate and Luxury

Colosseum with guide small group

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Skip the line outside the Colosseum with your priority-entrance ticket. Listen your guide explaining the secrects of Colosseum construction and history of gladiators and their fights. Walk around the first and second level of the Colosseum, hearing its history from your guide.
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Colosseum Arena TourPrivate and Luxury

Colosseum Arena Tour

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Enter where the Roman fighters would only exit... through "Libitinaria" The Gate of Death! If that doesn't scream "BOOK ME NOW", what does..?! Your tour begins being the centerpiece of history's most notorious stadium, with unbeatable perspectives and a restricted area - this one never fails to impress! All of our bespoke experiences have been carefully thought our in order to ensure you go home with a smile on your face, but most of all, with our infectious love for the eternal city! IMPORTANT: During winter hours we cannot guarantee bookings made on or after 2PM will include a Palatine Hill and Roman Forum tour after their Colosseum Tour. In this case customers can do the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum tour either before the Colosseum Tour or on the following day.
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Skip-the-line: Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum TourPrivate and Luxury

Skip-the-line: Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Tour

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Meet the tour guide outside the Colosseum and head back in time to the Ancient Rome on a guided tour. Skip the long lines to the magnificent amphitheater and hear fascinating stories about the entertainments that took place to delight the emperors and roaring crowds. And learn about the high level of technology achieved by Roman engineers to built the Colosseum.
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Colosseum by Night: VIP Underground and Arena Moonlight TourPrivate and Luxury

Colosseum by Night: VIP Underground and Arena Moonlight Tour

Enter the Colosseum after-hours as part of an exclusive tour group, when the doors are closed to the general public. Large crowds mean that visiting the Colosseum during the day can be a stressful experience. If that’s not your idea of fun, why not join our VIP night tour and visit the Colosseum at its most magical hour. Watch the sun go down as you stand where the gladiators fought on the arena floor. Journey into the vast underground chambers and explore the secrets of this wonder of the World. This product has limited availability and sells out quickly - book now to avoid disappointment!
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VIP Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia, Colosseum & Vatican Museums, Driver & Private Tour Guide with Skip the Line TicketsFull-day Tours

VIP Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia, Colosseum & Vatican Museums, Driver & Private Tour Guide with Skip the Line Tickets

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Explore Rome—without the stress of planning—on a full-day shore excursion from the port of Civitavecchia. In addition to round-trip transport, the day’s itinerary includes private tours of the Vatican and Colosseum, as well as free time to explore. Unlike group trips offered by cruise companies, this private tour ensures a personal, customized experience.
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  • 10 hours
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Semi Private Guided Tour of the Colosseum & Forums for Kids & Families in RomeKid-Friendly

Semi Private Guided Tour of the Colosseum & Forums for Kids & Families in Rome

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Due to large crowds and numerous historical attractions, visiting a city like Rome isn't always easy for kids. This tour, which is designed specifically for young explorers, ensures that kids stay interested and engaged during a tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Plus skip-the-line admission tickets mean that you'll save hours of waiting in line.
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 Colosseum Restricted Underground Areas Guided TourPrivate and Luxury

Colosseum Restricted Underground Areas Guided Tour

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An expert English speaking guide will take you on a journey back in time, recreating the amazing history and mysteries of this grand monument. On your tour you will beat the crowd skipping the long ticket lines through a separate entrance to venture deep inside the walls of the Colosseum discovering its many secrets and mysteries. Join us on this Colosseum Underground live tour and walk out onto the famous limited Arena floor once stood upon by Rome's greatest gladiators. From there you will travel down into the depths of this incredible monuments underground restricted area seeing the dark dungeons where gladiators and animals were held before the contests began. After leaving the Colosseum you will march onward into the ruins of the Roman Imperial Forum, the true heart of ancient Rome brought back to life by your professional tour guide.
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Colosseum Night TourPrivate and Luxury

Colosseum Night Tour

Experience one of Rome’s most famous landmarks in a different light on this magical night tour of the Colosseum. After the daily crowds have departed, you’ll enter the enormous arena with your guide. You’ll be taken to restricted parts of the Colosseum that most travelers don’t get to see, such as hidden tunnels and chambers. Learn all about the history of this must-see ancient site, which has amazed people for centuries.
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Colosseum Under The MoonPrivate and Luxury

Colosseum Under The Moon

The Colosseum is Rome’s top archaeological site, but the midday heat and crowds can be hard to manage. Avoid both with this evening tour that kicks off in the cool, quiet hours after sunset. Relax with a Prosecco toast, stop at a scenic overlook to admire the Roman Forum under the moonlight, and then enjoy an in-depth guided tour of the ancient amphitheater, including the restricted underground tunnels and arena floor.
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Vip After Hours Colosseum Underground Exclusive EntryPrivate and Luxury

Vip After Hours Colosseum Underground Exclusive Entry

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Follow your professional tour guide on this journey into Rome's incredible Colosseum after the sun sets, and have its amazing history and mysteries come alive in front of your eyes! On your tour you will beat the crowds, the lines and the day time rush to move deep inside the walls of the Colosseum discovering its many secrets and gory past. On this evening or night time tour with Prosecco, you will gain access to the Colosseum underground, arena floor and the 2nd floor. Join us on the evening journey travelling into the past, seeing the epic wonder in its former glory all the while beating the heat of the day and enjoying some Prosecco with a guided introduction before your tour starts!
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Colosseum Express TourHistorical Tours

Colosseum Express Tour

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It isn’t a trip to Rome without visiting the Colosseum—and this brisk, convenient tour makes it easy to discover the world-renowned landmark. Pick from multiple daily departure times, and find your guide at a nearby meeting point. Thanks to your skip-the-line tickets, you’ll head inside without delay. Explore the Colosseum's two main levels, see where the Emperor sat, learn about the gladiatorial combat once held here, and more—your guide’s commentary will help bring the past to life.
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Gladiator's Arena and Colosseum Underground Afternoon Walking TourPrivate and Luxury

Gladiator's Arena and Colosseum Underground Afternoon Walking Tour

The Colosseum is one of Rome’s top sights, but taking on the daytime crowds and heat can be a challenge. With this Colosseum by night tour, visit in the cool, quiet hours of the evening to savor one of the world’s premier archaeological sites with a guide. Enjoy time-saving priority access and learn about this ancient amphitheater’s fascinating history and architecture while you visit its tiers of seating and arena floor.
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Colosseum Skip the Line Arena grouptourCultural Tours

Colosseum Skip the Line Arena grouptour

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Explore the Colosseum with exclusive access through the Gladiator’s Gate during this tour. Skip the hassle of waiting in line and walk straight out onto the arena floor where gladiators once fought. Learn about the history of this iconic landmark from a local guide as you move through the interior. After the tour, enjoy free time to see the Colosseum at your own pace.
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Supersaver: Early Bird Vatican Museums, Colosseum and Ancient Rome Guided TourDay Trips

Supersaver: Early Bird Vatican Museums, Colosseum and Ancient Rome Guided Tour

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Visit the Vatican without the daytime crowds, then explore the Colosseum and Ancient Rome in the afternoon. After an early morning start, you’ll take a walking tour around the Vatican Museums to discover Renaissance delights and history inside Raphael’s Rooms, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Take a 3-hour break, then meet up with your guide in the afternoon for a tour of the Colosseum’s arena and dungeons, followed by a walk around the ruins of the Roman Forum.
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Express Colosseum small group tour with Gladiator EntranceCultural Tours

Express Colosseum small group tour with Gladiator Entrance

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Delve into ancient Roman history with a comprehensive tour of Rome’s iconic ruin, the Colosseum. Skip the line at the Colosseum and head right through the Gladiator Entrance to the restricted section of the arena. Listen to informative commentary from your guide about ancient Roman history and tales of emperors and gladiators.
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Semi Private Vatican Tour up to 10 people with optional colosseum tourAttraction Tickets

Semi Private Vatican Tour up to 10 people with optional colosseum tour

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Discover the masterpieces of the Vatican Museums with this semi-private morning tour. Follow a guide to see the Sistine Chapel and the apartment of Pope Julius II during this small-group tour. Learn about the artworks by renowned artists such as Raphael and Michelangelo. Finish the tour with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica.
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Colosseum, Pantheon and Roman Forum Express: Small Group Tour Skip-the-Line Pass All IncludedHalf-day Tours

Colosseum, Pantheon and Roman Forum Express: Small Group Tour Skip-the-Line Pass All Included

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Visit Rome's major attractions from its ancient era on this tour to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Pantheon. With a guide, learn about the days of gladiators and emperors, plus enjoy skip-the-line entry.
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Colosseum Tour with entrance from the Arena fast track sharing tourHalf-day Tours

Colosseum Tour with entrance from the Arena fast track sharing tour

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Follow in the footsteps of ancient gladiators on this immersive tour of the Colosseum and beyond. Choose from multiple daily departure times, and meet your guide just around the corner from the landmark. Venture in through the gladiator’s gate, and explore areas of the Colosseum that many visitors miss, including the arena floor. Next, continue your explorations when you visit the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum, learning more about the city’s wealth of history as you go.
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Skip the Line: Colosseum Fast Track Ticket-Palatine Hill & Roman Forum IncludedAttraction Tickets

Skip the Line: Colosseum Fast Track Ticket-Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Included

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The Colosseum, recently included among the New 7 Seven Wonders of the World, is a totally must-see while visiting the Eternal City of Rome. Assisted by one of our staff members you will enter into the monument through the group entrance, allowing you to skip the waiting lines and save precious time. With more than 5 million visitors yearly, the marvelous Flavian Amphitheater requires that all visitors will proceed through the metal security check, therefore the entry into the monument might be delayed even for the travelers with fast track access
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Colosseum Underground, Gladiator's Arena & Ancient Rome TourHalf-day Tours

Colosseum Underground, Gladiator's Arena & Ancient Rome Tour

Explore the Colosseum from bottom to top with this in-depth guided tour that includes exclusive access to the underground warren of narrow corridors and tunnels beneath the arena floor. Take in this hidden area with your guide before moving on to the arena, where gladiator battles and other elaborate events took place. Climb to the third tier for a bird’s-eye view of the amphitheater before moving on to the Forum and Palatine Hill.
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Civitavecchia Cruise Port Shore Excursion: Fullday Rome Including Skip-The-Line Vatican Museums and ColosseumFull-day Tours

Civitavecchia Cruise Port Shore Excursion: Fullday Rome Including Skip-The-Line Vatican Museums and Colosseum

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This full-day shore excursion to Rome hits the city’s celebrated historical landmarks like the Roman Colosseum, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps. Skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum and Vatican Museums, lunch, and a licensed guide are included with the private tour option. This is a great way to see the highlights of Rome with limited time.
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Skip-the-Line Colosseum Express small group Guided Tour & Entry to Roman ForumPrivate and Luxury

Skip-the-Line Colosseum Express small group Guided Tour & Entry to Roman Forum

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Maximize your precious vacation time with a 90-minute Colosseum Express Tour.  Save potentially hours of waiting time and skip the entrance line on arrival. Listen as your guide gives an efficient and engaging tour of the iconic arena. Your ticket also grants you access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, which you can explore independently at your own pace.
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Classical Rome City Tour with Trevi Fountain and PantheonFull-day Tours

Classical Rome City Tour with Trevi Fountain and Pantheon

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Get more bang for your buck by booking this guided tour of Rome's greatest hits—from fountain-studded Piazza Navona to the intimate Campo de' Fiori to the winding lanes of the Centro Storico. By foot and private coach, the tour is a great way to see the best of the Eternal City. Or upgrade to a full-day tour (with or without lunch) to see even more: the sites of Imperial Rome and even the Church of St. Peter in Chains with its magnificent Michelangelo sculptures. Then finish the day with a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum.
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  • 9 hours
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Private Colosseum and Ancient Rome 3-hour TourHalf-day Tours

Private Colosseum and Ancient Rome 3-hour Tour

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Explore the sites of Ancient Rome on this private 3-hour tour that includes skip-the-line access to the Colosseum. After bypassing the main entrance queue, explore the amphitheater and learn about its history, from its construction by the emperors of the Flavian dynasty to the bloody battles between gladiators and ferocious animals. Then head to the ruins of the Roman Forum, and visit Palatine Hill.
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  • 3 hours
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