The Coliseum (ancient name: Amphitheatrum Novum or Amphitheatrum Flavium, Italian: Colosseo) is the largest amphitheater built in ancient Rome, the largest enclosed building of Roman antiquity and still the largest amphitheater ever built in the world. Built between 72 and 80 AD, the Coliseum served as the venue for most of the most gruesome and brutal events hosted by members of the Imperial House for the entertainment and amusement of the free citizens of Rome and the Roman Empire, with free entry. Today, the ruin of the building is one of the landmarks of the city and at the same time a testimony to the ancient architecture of the ancient Romans.
2 day ticket for Colosseum and Roman Forum costs 12 EUR and can be purchased at the cash desk directly at the Colosseum.
As of Dec. 2017
January 1, 2018
Probably the most famous monument in the world and a symbol of the greatness of Rome, the Flavian Amphitheater, known especially by the name of Colosseum for the colossal bronze statue representing Nero found nearby, rises in the archaeological heart of the city, and for almost two thousand years it has told an uninterrupted history full of charm and magnificence.
The Colosseum, which is also today the largest amphitheater in the world, was wanted by the emperor Tito Flavio Vespasiano who to build it chose the area between the Palatino, Esquilino and Celio hills, previously occupied by the artificial pond of the Domus aurea di Nerone . Its construction began in 70 AD. and ended in A.D. 80. under the rule of Titus, son of Vespasian.
December 8, 2021
A must when in Rome! Sometimes, when you have a tourist guide with relationships, you come straight to the arena, which is the piece that is restored. It is very impressive to stand down there and look up.
Tip: do not have drinks with you, since October 2016 are disposed of at the entrance. You can take empty bottles and inside there are drinking water places, where you can fill up the.
February 16, 2017
In December 2018 there had been and there was no need to buy the tickets in advance. At 10 o'clock directly for 12 € come in (combination ticket including forum). Of course the guides told us about eternal waiting times and of course wanted to do something good for 34 €. To be fair, one has to say that the Preus would have been incl. Guide. But we would have received for 10 € also. Therefore, in December do not prematurely fall for chatter, but at the entrance to even make a picture of the situation.
December 19, 2018
Impressive building! The best view from the outside is right across from the area of the Roman Forum. You can only get to the inside of the former arena with a guide. But you don't necessarily need that - the view from the stands is awesome and you can see everything. Personally, I think it's better to run at your own pace ...
The security controls are very strict: pocket knives and the like. must mercilessly in the garbage can.
September 27, 2020
On the evening of Good Friday, the Colosseum is the venue for a very special event: the Stations of the Cross with the Holy Father. Every year, different people or groups are invited to this Stations of the Cross contemplation to write their reflections on the individual stations of Jesus' suffering.
3 days ago
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