COLOSSEUM
Il Colosseo
GENERAL INFO

TICKETS

Combined ticket Colosseum Roman Forum and Palatine, valid for 2 days

  • Full : € 12,00 + € 1.50 agency fees
  • Reduced : € 7,50 + € 1.00 agency fees European Union People between 18 and 25 years old

ARCHEOLOGIA CARD, for Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Terme di Diocleziano, Colosseo, Foro Romano and Palatino, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella.
Valid for 7 days

  • Adults € 23.00 + € 2.00 agency fees
  • Reduced € 13.00 + € 1.00 agency fees

 

 

OPENING HOURS

Open

  • 08.30 - 16.30 from the last Sunday of October to 15 February: last admission at 15.30, exit at 16.30
  • 08.30 - 17.00 from the 16 of February to 15 of March: last admission at 16.00, exit at 17.00 
  • 08.30 - 17.30 from the 16 of March to last Saturday of March: last admission at 16.30, exit at 17.30
  • 08.30 - 19.15 from the last Sunday of March to 31 of August: last admission at 18.150, exit at 19.15
  • 08.30 - 19.00 from 1 of September to 30 of September: last admission at 18.00, exit at 19.00
  • 08.30 - 18.30 from the 1 of October to the last Saturday of October: last admission at 17.30, exit at 18.30
  • Good Friday 8.30 am - 2 pm, 2 June 1:30 am- 7:15 pm

Closed

  • 1 January, 1 May, 25 December

HOW TO REACH US

Metro: Line B fermata Colosseo 
Bus: n.75,81,673,175,204 
Tram: n.3

GUIDED TOURS NO QUEUE
Colosseo senza fila
1 - INDIVIDUALS AND GROUP WITH DEDICATED GUIDE
1/A
from 1 to 4 persons
EURO 100.00 +
ticket price
1/B
from 5 to 10 persons
EURO 110.00 +
ticket price
1/C
from 11 to 15 persons
EURO 130.00 +
ticket price
1/D
from 16 to 21 persons
EURO 160.00 +
ticket price
1/E
from 22 to 30 persons
EURO 190.0 +
ticket price
1/F
beyond the 30 persons
EURO 190.00 + EURO 5.00 for every more 30 persons +
ticket price
2 - SCHOOLS WITH DEDICATED GUIDE

2/A
from 9 to 15 students
EURO 90.00

2/B
from 16 to 21 students
EURO 110.00

2/C
from 22 to 30 students
EURO 150.00

2/D
beyond the 30 students EURO 150.00 + EURO 4.00 for every more 30 students

WARNING: The Cooperativa Sociale IL SOGNO a.r.l. O.N.L.U.S. offers you only the service making of reservation and the organisation of the tour with private guides on behalf of a third party. 
Therefore the prices indicated refer to this service.
Il Colosseo

DESCRIPTION

The Colosseum or Roman Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium, Italian Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo), is an elliptical amphitheatre in the center 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 and Roman engineering.

Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum, its construction started between 70 and 72 AD[1] under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under Titus, with further modifications being made during Domitian's reign (81–96). The name "Amphitheatrum Flavium" derives from both Vespasian's and Titus's family name (Flavius, from the gens Flavia).

Capable of seating 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. As well as the gladiatorial games, other public spectacles were held there, such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.

Although in the 21st century it stays partially ruined because of damage caused by devastating earthquakes and stone-robbers, the Colosseum is an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome and its breakthrough achievements in earthquake engineering. It is one of Rome's most popular tourist attractions and still has close connections with the Roman Catholic Church, as each Good Friday the Pope leads a torchlit "Way of the Cross" procession that starts in the area around the Colosseum.

The Colosseum is also depicted on the Italian version of the five-cent euro coin.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

 

RESERVATIONS:

Cooperativa soc IL SOGNO arl
Viale Regina Margherita, 192 - 00198 ROMA
Tel. 06/85.30.17.58 - Fax 06/85.30.17.56

Email :  service@romeguide.it

IMAGES


panorama


veduta notturna


l'arena vista dall'interno


veduta da una porta interna


veduta aerea


pavimentazione di piazza del Colosseo

i fori visibili sul muro esterno


i fori visibili nella seconda fascia muraria


arcata

le gallerie sotterranee
Testimonianze storiche

Elmo in bronzo della caserma dei gladiatori di Pompei Napoli, Museo Archeologico Nazionale

Elmo in bronzo della caserma dei gladiatori di Pompei, età giulio-claudia, 20 d.C.
Napoli, Museo Archeologico Nazionale.

Statuetta fittile di gladiatore
Napoli, Museo Archeologico Nazionale.

lotta tra un mirmillone (sx) e un trace (dx)
Chieti, Museo Nazionale

 mosaico con scena gladiatoria, Villa Borghese, Roma

H.Robert, Scavi all'interno del Colosseo, XVIII secolo

B.Bellotto, Capriccio con Colosseo,
1743-44

G.B.Piranesi, Colosseo, 1761

J.P.C.Corot, Il Colosseo visto
attraverso gli archi della basilica
di Costantino, 1825
Ricostruzioni


il Colosseo


Colosseo con statua bronzea di Nerone

Colosseo con statua bronzea di Nerone


ricostruzione panoramica


interno dell'arena
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