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Celio, Rome
  • المهره الصعبه ماهي لأي خيال
    "Lovely historical gladiators site 🤓"(28 Tips)
    NungNing 🎀
    "Can use Roma pass , view at night is also great"(29 Tips)
    Jessica T.
    "You can buy one ticket and visit here + roman forum + palatino"(22 Tips)
    Oriol C.
    "tickets in the Palatino if the waiting time for buying the tickets"(16 Tips)
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  • Chris R.
    Chris Richards2 weeks ago
    Audio guide is a bit basic. Great to see and imagine the history. Go early and beat the crowds and heat. Roma pass sometimes has a queue but it speeds up after the metal detectors.
  • Dave S.
    We took a tour via CityWonders (through Viator), and it was one of the best decisions we made during our week in Rome. We skipped the lines & gained access to areas below & above that most don't see.
  • Jan D.
    Jan DorrJune 14
    Absolute must see. Add it to your bucket list. If you go in the individual/single ticket line you'll wait over an hour. If you go in with a tour group you get right in. No wait.
    Upvoted Jun 14
  • Mark B.
    Mark BJune 12
    Get the Skip the line Tours which can be found through Expedia. Includes Forum & Pallatine Hill. We did the underground tour which let us on the arena floor, underground and to the 3rd floor. Perfecto
  • Michelle M.
    Pay the extra 5 euro's for the tour, its worth it! Also, try and book (way) in advance to get the third ring and underground tour to see areas not normally available for tourists
    Upvoted May 3
  • Gina R.
    Gina RomaApril 6
    It was lovely but get there early. The lines are super long, we got there about 10am and it was already a 2 1/2 hour wait just for security. If you get your tickets early, the tour guides are around
  • Naz C.
    Naz CostanteMarch 20
    *very important tip* be sure to buy your ticket online in advance and print it! but even then you might wait a long line. Colosseum is just amazing its a must,i recommend you visit foro before 🏟
  • Miguel Angel B.
    You MUST vist the Colosseo while in Rome even if only to take a pic. Be aware: lines are massive and it closes at 4pm. Get your tickets online
  • Calvin M.
    Calvin MultanenFebruary 12
    Buy combo ticket at the Palantine Hill entrance. It includes admission to the Colosseum but you get to avoid the ridiculously long line. Try going to the Palantine and Roman forum first and then visit
  • Monica V.
    Monica VargasJanuary 18
    My life-long dream of seing the arena, finally accomplished! Took the audio tour because I had no time or $ to buy a group tour but it was good enough. Will be back when it is not under restoration!
  • Guido G.
    Guido GybelsJanuary 9
    Amazing historic site, must see when in Rome. Buy online otherwise the queue will be terrible. Never buy from the touts, it's never a good deal.
  • Vidhi B.
    Vidhi BagdiaOctober 13, 2015
    So much of history 😻. If you want to visit the underground you gotta make reservations. Long queues but there are agents outside who take double charges but give free tour. Worth the doubles.
  • Amit G.
    Amit GaharwarOctober 4, 2015
    Must visit! First Sunday of each month is free. Ticket includes Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Book your reservation before hand to skip lines. Free entry also costs EUR 2 online. Level 2 is must.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Lloyd G.
    Lloyd GAugust 6, 2015
    A must see on any tour of Rome. If you can, get a skip the line or a behind the scenes tour, you get a special experience and miss a lot of the other tourists.
  • Mark W.
    Mark WongJune 22, 2015
    What else can be said, it's the colloseum! Amazing. However, very crowded. Buy tickets in advance and go early in the morning. Download the free Rick Steve's audio tour and listen as you walk through.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Cheryl L.
    Cheryl LMay 24, 2015
    It appears even more magical + breathtaking in person! A must, must, must visit for visitors to Rome. Be cautious of your surroundings though and try as best to stay together. The highlight of my trip
  • Ant B.
    Ant BurrowsMay 5, 2015
    I can only assume a container full of selfie sticks has washed ashore near Rome because you will get hounded by loads of street sellers trying to sell you one while you wander around the Colosseum
  • Alex L.
    Alex LiewApril 11, 2015
    Nothing much other than if you want to see how it looks like inside. Take pictures of the Colosseum by the arch is for the best view! Especially for panoramic pictures.
  • Ali L.
    Ali LatifiApril 11, 2015
    My tip, do like us and go an hour or two before it closes, that way the line to get in isn't that long and the place itself isn't congested with hordes of people.
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BNovember 5, 2014
    Tickets are only 12€ and you also get access to The Forum and the Ruins AND it's also good for the next day. It's not necessary that you go on a guided tour, but you do get extra info.
  • Kit&kafoodle
    Kit&kafoodleNovember 3, 2014
    Of course you have to visit this legendary structure. Don't be too disappointed in it's ruins, it's still a wonderous feat. Also, if you want the third level/underground tour, BOOK MONTHS IN ADVANCE!!
  • Guillermo L.
    Guillermo LemaNovember 1, 2014
    If you want to have a unique view from the underground and the third level, you can acquire the guided tour for an additional fee. You will learn a lot and will enjoy it. Worth it.
    Upvoted Jun 10
  • Shamsa L.
    Shamsa LootahOctober 4, 2014
    Get Roma pass to avoid the crowd. Place needs around an hour to check. Go to the second floor. Views r awesome. You will need to be dressed comfortably. Better visit in the afternoon to avoid the heat
  • Mohammed K.
    Mohammed KadiSeptember 10, 2014
    Amazing construction, unbelievable way of "fun" for the Romans. 50,000 spectators to watch gladiators , beasts fight and criminal execution. #200,000 were killed here over 400 years of operation.
  • Thijs v.
    Thijs van SchadewijkAugust 13, 2014
    Skip the long lines by buying tickets for the colloseum at the Palatino (follow the signs to the right of the colloseum). Palatino is on the right side of the street after 250m. Saves 1 hr in August!
  • Thijs v.
    Thijs van SchadewijkAugust 13, 2014
    Skip the long lines by buying tickets for the colloseum at the Palatino (follow the signs to the right of the colloseum). Palatino is on the right side of the street after 250m (see photo).
  • Kasia S.
    Kasia SzmidtAugust 11, 2014
    In August the line reaches hundred meters (most of it inside the colosseo). Take a guide and you will skip the entire line for an additional few € (we paid 15€ for our french-speaking lovely guide).
  • Rareş S.
    Rareş SeyAugust 10, 2014
    Great sights of Roman history, amazing place to visit with family and friends. Amazing and breathtaking history right in front of your eyes, a must see place at least once in your life.
  • Dimitris K.
    Dimitris KotsiosJuly 27, 2014
    Take the Roma Pass which price is 34 € from Termini Station and then you will have free metro and free entrance to Colloseum,Roman Forum and Palatino! And with this pass you can avoid the huge queue!
  • Tanis C.
    Tanis CoolbaughMay 26, 2014
    Don't listen to the people offering the tours. The line moves quickly, and it only cost 12 euros for the ticket that gets you in the colosseum and the ruins. Tour cost 65 euros for the colosseum only
  • Tatyana S.
    Tatyana ShestakMay 17, 2014
    One ticket with Palatin and roman forum. It smaller line in the second part of the day. You can start with Palatin and forum and then as you have pass to colisseo-you can skip the line
  • Jose H.
    Jose HernandesJanuary 5, 2014
    You can buy tickets for the Colosseo (and the Palatino) across the street, at the Panatino's entrance. Usually the line there is much shorter and you can skip the huge line for the Colosseo
  • Gato M.
    Gato MongeDecember 29, 2013
    The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and stone. It is the largest amphitheatre in the world Read more
  • Jordanka D.
    Jordanka DarmonskaDecember 9, 2013
    Colosseo without the history is just a huge half ruined building. So get prepared. To go underground & 3rd floor u need guided tour for €9. To imagine the atmosphere go to Stadio Olimpico :-)
  • Daniele B.
    Daniele BanciNovember 15, 2013
    If you go to Rome, this place is a must see. I felt like I was in a Gladiator Movie! The architecture and how everything was minimally designed gains a whole new meaning when you realize how old it is
  • Helge T.
    Helge TippmannOctober 19, 2013
    If you buy a ticket online via, the official website, you only pay 12€ for Colloseum+Forum Romanum and you need no printout, only a code.
  • Amy L.
    Amy LaiOctober 2, 2013
    Try to go early in the morning, the queue is long for just the tickets, then queue again for the audio guides, do bring along your ID as a deposit for those guides. Plan your bathroom trip early ;)
  • Ian B.
    Ian BranchAugust 17, 2013
    Buy tickets online before you come. Paid slightly more online at 30 mins before we left hotel and jumped all the queues. You need to print tickets but hotel reception were v. helpful.
  • Brent D.
    Brent DavidsJuly 29, 2013
    The guys dressed as Roman skiers as u walk in dont tell u that they wNtEuro20 to have a picture taken - my advise, if u have to have a pic with them, agree a price before - 5Euro more than enough
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver SearsJune 30, 2013
    Worth going to the very top level for an even more impressive experience. Queue a little while longer at the free entrance if you're willing! This has to be part of your Rome experience no doubt.
  • Caner G.
    Caner GözJune 9, 2013
    Before 8 am. you can come here and get around as much as you wish without crowd. I highly recommend you to visit Colosseo with tour, costs 5€ more. It is worth to visit by this way. Enjoy!
  • Théo B.
    Théo BlochetApril 29, 2013
    Really expensive : 12€ for adults, 7€50 for students, but definitely worth it, as you have no other choice anyway. For this price, you also get access to the Colosseo 'museum' AND the roman forum.
  • Death
    DeathDecember 11, 2012
    The basement area had access to underground tunnels which led to a Gladiators' training school, a hospital and to a morgue. Stinking heaps of corpses were carried away to unmarked common graves. Read more
  • Doug B.
    Doug BaerNovember 18, 2012
    Caveat emptor! The guided tour is worth 5€ -- be aware that it's *really* a 10€ uplift since you've got to buy BOTH tours (Colloseo + Forum) if you want a real guide rather than the audio stick.
  • Nora H.
    Nora HAugust 5, 2012
    If you want to save yourself from even 40 min of queueing, buy your tickets to Colosseum from Forum Romanum. There're never long queues and with a combination ticket you can pass the queue at Colossum
  • Preferred Traveler
    Preferred TravelerJuly 2, 2012
    Beat the lines and get the Roma Pass to save time. It provides public transportation and a visit to two museums including the Colloseum. The visit to the Colloseum is well worth the € 30,00!
  • Miike (:)-!
    Miike (:)-!June 12, 2012
    take ur time to properly visit the whole colosseum. the guided visit is 45 mins which is not enough time to take pictures and read everything about the history. you can now visit the third stage.
  • ROME on demand w.
    MAYBE YOU DON'T KNOW THAT...Colosseum was originally called Flavian Amphitheatre,because of Vespasian's and Titus's family name and it was used not only for gladiatorial contests but also for sea batt
  • Bayu T.
    Bayu TjahjonoApril 25, 2011
    Get a Roma Pass, free first 2 museum (use it for the coloseum or roman forum first) and u get to zip pass through the long line everywhere + included is all rome public transport fee. Convinient!
  • Doy
    DoyJanuary 11, 2011
    The Colosseum is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture
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