This website 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, FAQs, a page of feedback with the most usual questions asked by our readers, like figures and plans, a site map and even a page on the cats of the arena. Use the menu on top for an easy navigation.
Practical info on the visit? Click here – All EU citizens under 18 can get free tickets!!
Follow me in a visit of the underground – with pictures!!!
Are you planning to come and visit the Eternal City? 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.
A new page of maps: the area of the Colosseum during the centuries.
– Fragments of frescoes and ancient graffiti found inside a corridor of the Colosseum!
THIS 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
ATTENTION: from November 1, 2019 the “Basic” ticket including Colosseum, Fora and Palatino – valid 1 day – will increase from 12 to 16 euros.
From the same day it will also be possible to buy the “Full Experience” ticket for 22 euros: valid two days for Colosseum, the Colosseum arena, the Forum, the Palatine Hill and all the “Super” sites.
There is now a new “Foro-Palatino S.U.P.E.R.” ticket for 16 + 2 euros – valid one day – which allows you to visit the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and “Super” sites. More info here.
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“Though put together by an amateur, this is a good clearinghouse of information, much of it visual, on all things related to the ancient Colosseum.”National Geographic
“This fantastic website has an excellent section on gladiator “games” as well as on the Colosseum. The wonderful illustrations are large and clear, and there are many hyperlinks to other parts of the site. For instance, click on the hyperlink “free-spectacles” to learn about the origin of gladiatorial contests.”University of Cambridge