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Visit the Coliseum in Rome?

The Coliseum, called "Amphitheatrum Flavium" (Flavian Amphitheater) by the ancient Romans, is considered the most famous and impressive monument in ancient Rome and probably one of the most famous monument in the world. To complete it is the largest amphitheater built in human history.

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Visit the Coliseum in Rome?

The Colosseum, called by the ancient Romans, “Amphitheatrum Flavium” (Flavian amphitheater), is considered the most famous and impressive monument of ancient Rome and probably one of the most famous monument in the world, and to complete it is the largest amphitheater built in human history. Symbol of the many glories of the empire, the amphitheater, over the centuries, represents the pride of the Italian people! Let’s find out how to visit the Coliseum in Italy? But: Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”


Introduction

The Coliseum is located in the heart of the archaeological city of Rome and every day receives a large number of visitors attracted by the charm of its history and complex architecture. It is impossible not to recognize its magnificence! The name is certainly linked to the enormous size of the building, but especially to the fact that in the past in the vicinity of the Coliseum there was a colossal bronze statue of Nero. Find out here What are the main tourist monuments in Rome? and What to visit near Rome? The best tours from Rome!

1) Visit the Coliseum in Italy? REASONS TO VISIT IT

Do you want another reason to visit the Coliseum? Ok: in 1990, the Coliseum, together with the entire historic center of Rome, the extraterritorial area of the Vatican and the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, was included as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, while in July 2007 the Coliseum was included among the new Seven Wonders of the World. Also read The Coliseum, its undergrounds and the belvedere!

2) Visit the Coliseum in Italy? LEARN ABOUT ITS HISTORY

It was built at the will of Emperor Vespasian and was completed by his son Titus in 80 A.D., the building was designed to be used in gladiatorial battles and competitions and for simulations of hunting wild and exotic animals. The Amphitheater Flavium has an elliptical shape, with a circumference of 527 meters, the largest axis is 188 meters and the smallest one 156 meters; Height? The Coliseum is 57 meters high!

The first three floors were made of arches framed by half columns and the fourth floor had large curtains that served to protect viewers from the sun. It could hold up to 70.000 spectators; some historians mention a larger number, up to 80.000!! Potatos, Potatoes: the number doesn’t change the fact that this structure was built, at the time, as one of the largest man-made buildings! Do you agree?

3) Visit the Coliseum in Italy? THE COMPETITIONS

As we have already commented, the Coliseum had the function of a gigantic stadium and the favorite shows by the Romans were the Circus Games, which had the objective of encouraging the warrior spirit that made the Romans the owners of the world! It is believed that in 100 days of inauguration 9.000 beasts were killed!

The amphitheater was equipped with 80 arched entrances: 76 numbered for the public and 4 directed according to the cardinal points, reserved for the emperor, the political and religious authorities and, also, for the protagonists of the shows. The monumental entrances from the north and south led to two stages of honor next to the arena, one of which was reserved for the emperor. And finally, when they had shows, the audience took their place according to a rigid division based on social class.

4) Visit the Coliseum in Italy? THE LEGEND

According to a legend the Coliseum represents the entrance that leads directly to the underworld, where, at twilight, the souls of the dead wander in search of eternal peace that they may never find, because they died violently and prematurely. What a sad legend!

Useful Information to visit the Coliseum in Italy

Two thousand years of history, the Coliseum is still the symbol of the eternal city, attracting thousands of visitors every year, this results in long lines and long waits. Avoid lines and buy your ticket in advance. Find out here How to buy tickets for Italy’s Main Monuments? and How to use the subway in Rome?

  • Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
  • Enter the Coliseum Official Website clicking here for a secure purchase. Ticket price (*): 16.00 Euros per person with an extra 2 Euros fee for online purchase.
  • Buying your ticket with our partner is faster and easier: Clicking Here!
  • For Groups Tour I recommend you buying the tour with a guided visit: Click Here!

Timetables

  • Open: every day from 08:30 a.m.
  • Closed: January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.

Other Opening Hours

  • From the last Sunday of October until February 15th: last entry 15:30 (leaving 16:30);
  • From February 16th – March 15th: last entry 16:00 (leaving 17:00);
  • From March 16th until the last Saturday of March: last entry 16:30 (leaving 17:30);
  • From last Sunday in March until August 31st: last entry 18:15 (leaving 19:15);
  • September 01st to September 30rd: last entry 18:00 (leaving 19:00);
  • October 1st to the last Saturday of October: last entry 17:30 (leaving 18:30).

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Hotel I suggest near the Historic Center

If you are passionate about art and would like to stay in the center where you can move around walking, as well as having countless possibilities for places to have lunch / dinner or a snack, I advise you to stay in the historic center. Regions near the Trevi Fountain, the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Imperial Forum and the Villa Borghese, Piazza Spagna and Piazza Navona can be considered as “historic center”. These are the most expensive areas, but you will be close to everything, literally!

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Hotels that I suggest near the San Giovanni Region

For those who want to find cheaper alternatives in quiet areas, but at the same time close to the means of transport to the center, I suggest the region of San Giovanni or Monti (near the metro stations San Giovanni, Castro Pretorio and Circus Massimo) – which it is a more residential neighborhood; therefore, more economical and quiet! And with just 15 minutes by subway you will be in the center too!

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Hotels I suggest near Vatican City

An interesting area to stay and a little cheaper than the historic center is the Vatican area (Vatican Museums) which is very well connected with everything.

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Hotel I suggest near Termini Station

For those who prefer to stay in neighborhoods that have good access to the rest of the city and at a better price, then you should choose accommodation in the surroundings of Termini Station (from where a dense network of public means of transport starts, serving both: the local people and tourists).

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Hotels that I suggest in Trastevere

For those who prefer to “taste” authentic and characteristic Rome, there is nothing better than booking a hotel in Trastevere (on the outskirts of the city’s historic river), full of typical Roman history and traditions, known for the tortuous streets of sampietrini stones and the centers medieval style housing.

The neighborhood is in the historic center and to the right of the Tevere River, in the midst of a spectacular landscape, where each visitor can observe the countless churches and squares (such as Santa Maria in Trastevere). In addition, this neighborhood offers several local restaurants and canteens for those who want to try typical Roman cuisine.

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Conclusion

Visit the Coliseum in Italy? The history of the Coliseum is very important, enjoy your stay in Rome and get to know the Coliseum, the Roman Forum and the Imperial Forums with an English speaking guide, she will know how to fascinate you and give you this unique and memorable tour.

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