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Perhaps the best-preserved of the monuments of ancient Rome, this huge marble structure was built to hold more than 50,000 spectators to witness bloody contests of might and the slaughter of wild beasts.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth every single penny doing a guided tour. We cut the line and learned so much about the history of this incredible place. Pay the extra and get a guide !!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 301ericw
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Got on the metro which was a few stops away to be greeted with the most amazing view first place we stopped at during our stay even went back on the night to see it all lit up

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 334kerriw
Reviewed yesterday

We visited this on a sunday. Was not to busy . We pre booked tickets through get my guide. It to 30 mins to get in. Research your tickets well as there are upper levels that you can get to for a little extra. But...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank paulanddonnaweavers
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is lots to see and read about at the Colosseum. It’s a must visit while in Rome but pre booked tickets are a must to beat the worst queues. Booked and printed the tickets before leaving home from Coop Culture and took 10 minutes...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank steveandchelle
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing. Advise booking before you go as long queues. No refreshments available so take snacks and drinks. Only annoyance is constantly asked by the hundreds of tour reps trying to get you on their tours but a simple no thank you and they left you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 99baker
Reviewed yesterday

I didn't see Russell Crowe, but I was thoroughly entertained. I recommend buying your tickets in advance to avoid long lines. There will be very official looking people trying to sell you "tours" before you get to the front of the lines, telling you it's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lisib2019
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Colosseum is one of the busiest tourist attractions in Rome. Be sure to factor this into your visit, as queues can be enormous and slow moving. Be prepared to go through metal detectors and remove belongings from pockets, as this does speed up lines....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KelliW894
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's just beautiful, if you go to Italy you must see the Colosseum. Go inside don't just stay and look from the outside... ;) At night (summer) it's amazing, so romantic...! When I whent at night there were a street musician playing guitar giving us,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank julianascorreiaa
Reviewed 2 days ago

i have been to rome three times and i recondmend it every time i went in feb, but next time summer i think ,

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WalesRedhead
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Skip the queue tour and guide recommended- loved our visit absorbing the history and beauty of the colosseum

Date of experience: February 2019
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Breezy B
February 18, 2019|
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Response from USA_Drew |
No, the Colosseum is NOT closed - it is open and is FREE. No tickets are sold and no tours are offered. There could be a fairly significant line to enter, depending on when you go.
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Staci L
February 17, 2019|
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If you wish to take a tour, it is recommended to book through the official CoopCulture website.
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vandaumbelino
February 17, 2019|
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No, you cannot collect the tickets the day before.
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Travel Forum Posts
jenny2624
Ottawa, Canada
Colosseum and Forum, 1 day with back problems? (4 Replies)
Hi all, I'll be in Rome this September with my mom, she had an accident last year and is now experiencing back pain, cramps, stiffness... She can walk/stand for about 3 hours straight in good walking shoes. Has anyone else who has back problems or trouble walking seen both the Colosseum and the Forum in one day? I was thinking of getting to the Colosseum first thing in the morning, spending about a 2-3 hour tour at our own pace so she can stop when she needs. Taking a long 2 hour lunch...More
July 24, 2010|
Response fromdbabe|
You can certainly do that but just to let you know, you have two consecutive days to see the colosseum, forum and palatine hill with the same ticket. If she starts to get uncomfortable you can easily return the next day. Donna
wtgmom
ontario
Roman Colosseum (2 Replies)
what are the hours of admission? for next week. thanks
February 11, 2009|
Response fromZerlina|
Until February 15, the Colosseum is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Starting February 16, it is open until 5:00 pm. Is there any other little thing you would like to know?
connor02
usa
Colosseum Ticket via Coopculture.it (322 Replies)
I just purchased my Colosseum tickets online via Coopculture.it however all I received was a billing confirmation. No tickets and it didn't ask me for a specific date. Did I do it right? I was thinking I would get two actual tickets.
May 10, 2014|
Response fromchrisky|
I believe if you select a "print @home", then you print tickets, if not your email is the confirmation letter and the reservation code to show to the cashier to collect your tickets. The tickets are good until Dec. 31, 2014.
London, United Kingdom
Persepolis: Really worth it? (16 Replies)
Salaam!, I'm putting together my return itinerary to Iran which will involve a comprehensive visit to places like Kashan, Yazd, and Shiraz, and I have a question about visiting Persepolis: Is it a must-see? Here is some context: over the last three years, I have seen more than enough ruins such that it a particular archaelogical site is not truly spectacular, I would rather spend my time wandering around a bazaar or picnicking in a garden, or kayaking on a river, or meeting local...More
October 24, 2016|
Response fromsoulrebel23|
If you are traveling between Yazd and Shiraz either direction I would stop by and visit as it is right off the highway and you could spend a few hours and break up your travel day. I have seen countless archaeological sites all over the world and found Persepolis unique, especially the reliefs and I enjoyed the other site nearby-tombs of Xerxes and others. It was essential to have a good guide otherwise I would not have understood the symbolism. I would skip Passergade.