Immerse yourself in ancient Rome’s most iconic monument
Are you planning a trip to Italy and the Eternal City? The Colosseum is a must-see on any trip to Rome. It is certainly the city’s most famous historical monument, and one of the most iconic in the world. Every year it hosts over 7 million visitors. Almost 2,000 years old, the Colosseum is today one of the most beautiful symbols of the past greatness of the Roman Empire. There the gladiators sometimes fought to the death, hard to imagine today, but for the ancient Romans, it was a real spectacle. To better enjoy your experience at the Colosseum, and have access to areas not open to the public, the best thing is to book a guided tour, so you will have skip-the-line and privileged access. Visit the Colosseum in Rome with Walks Inside Rome choosing from our tours the one that suits you best.
Colosseum tours: exciting experiences for the whole family
Also known as the Flavian Amphitheater, the Colosseum (86 meters long and 54 meters wide of marble and limestone) was built between 70 and 80 AD under the emperor Vespasian and then the emperor Titus. The goal was to build the most impressive monument of Ancient Rome to accommodate up to 50,000 people (or even 80,000). It was used to entertain crowds of Romans with gladiator fights and wild animal hunting, a very representative Roman show of the time. Even today, despite being partially damaged, it remains a stately and stunning building that testifies to the rich past of the city of Rome.
Once inside the Colosseum, all that remains is to enjoy it. Unlike other Roman amphitheaters, the Colosseum has not kept its runway and bleachers. Unfortunately, the pillaging of stones and some earthquakes have prevailed over much of the original construction. However, currently, it is still possible to admire a large part of the internal structure, the underground and the galleries present under the track, the entrances to the spectators as well as some rooms set up inside.
Admiring this immense arena, imagining the bloody games and underground life that took place there, wondering how 2,000 years ago people could have designed such a technically advanced monument, the ancestor of today’s stadiums… it’s worth it!
Back in time in the beating heart of the great Roman Empire
We offer both private or small group Colosseum Tours, done in the right way for an exciting experience for the entire family. You can choose from a wide range of opportunities:
- True Roman Experience: Colosseum and Private Cooking Class
- Vip Colosseum Underground Tour with Ancient Rome
- Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tour
- Gladiators and Roman Emperors for Kids
- Colosseum by Night Tour with Underground Express Arena Floor Colosseum
- Classic Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour with Arena Floor
- Colosseun and St. Clemente Tour
With your local guide, you will explore and learn more about the history of the symbol of the Eternal City. To penetrate and understand the vestiges and lust of the past your guide will enthusiastically tell you stories and anecdotes about the men who fought in the arenas and the emperors who ruled them.
The best solution to access the amphitheater avoiding hours and hours of queuing is to buy a skip-the-line ticket in advance (your visit will therefore be scheduled at a fixed time), thus you will have access to the main parts of the Colosseum.
Walks Inside Rome leads you to visit the Colosseum in Rome
For more than 20 years, Walks Inside Rome is proud to have been offering the highest variety of engaging, and educational tours and unforgettable experiences suitable for all kinds of visitors of the world.
We have cultivated excellent connections throughout Rome and Italy to help guests discover Italy’s rich history and culture with our knowledgeable and kid-friendly licensed English-speaking guides, including art historians, archaeologists, and food and wine lovers.
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