The most complete website in English and Italian on the Roman Colosseum:
Architecture, History, Gladiator games, Tips for the visit, Recent events and much more
is dedicated to the Colosseum, the greatest amphitheatre of the Roman empire and still the main landmark of the Eternal City, where it was built almost 2000 years ago by the Flavian emperors.
Here you'll find information and documents on history, architecture and on the games that were held in the amphitheatre, papers and studies on the Colosseum, news on the events at the Colosseum, FAQs, a page of feedback with the most usual questions asked by our readers, like figures and plans, a sitemap and even a page on the cats of the arena. Use the menu on top for an easy navigation.
VISIT THE MONUMENT
Practical info on the visit? Click here - All Europeans under 18 and over 65 can get free tickets!!
If you like a more personalised service, with the possibility of having guided tours of the Colosseum and other Roman monuments, and to book other activities in Rome and Italy click here
Follow me in a visit of the underground - with pictures!!!
Are you planning to come and visit the Eternal City? Look here to find your hotel. Rome offers a wide variety of accommodation to meet every requirement. If you are interested in art and museums or in other top tourist attractions like shops, food and nightlife, you can certainly find something suitable.
You can also visit the Colosseum by night. "The Moon above the Colosseum" is a guided tour that leads you through the monument reaching the most important spots, included the underground, fascinated by the charming atmosphere only the Colosseo can suggest. A new page of maps: the area of the Colosseum during the centuries.
A quick panoramic view? Click here
- Fragments of frescoes and samples of ancient graffiti found inside a corridor of the Colosseum! READ HERE!
- See the amazing stone model of the Colosseum made by a Syrian artist!! It's on sale!!
SITE DOES NOT SELL TICKETS FOR THE COLOSSEUM,
BUT PRESENTS MANY DIFFERENT WAYS TO BUY THEM,
HOW TO SKIP THE QUEUE AND HOW TO GET THERE.
FOR ONLINE BOOKINGS AND SALES CLICK HERE
TEL. NO FOR INFO AND BOOKINGS: +39 (0)6 399 677 00
Please read this disclaimer: those of you who know about the Roman amphitheatre are kindly requested to do no more than smile at my efforts on these pages, and write me to correct it if you feel so inclined; those of you who come to the subject for the first time should certainly not take my opinions as gospel (adapted from Samuel Johnson)