Holidays in Rome: don't miss out on the Colosseum
The Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre built by the Roman Empire. It was the site of gladiatorial fights, public executions and battle re-enactments. It could accommodate up to 50,000 spectators. This is a must-see if you are planning a trip to Rome for your next holiday. The Colosseum is located in the heart of the city. To make sure you visit this must-see landmark once you're there, make sure you book in advance. Is the visit really worth it? Is it better to choose a guided tour? Here are our tips.
Book your visit to the Colosseum in advance
Although damaged, the Colosseum remains a remarkable site that bears witness to therich history of the city of Rome. However, tourists passing through Rome will probably have the same idea as you. You will have to wait 2/3 hours to get there by high season (Spring/summer). This waiting time is due not only to the number of visitors, but also to the capacity of the site (3,000 people at the same time) and the passage through security checks.
To avoid wasting several hours of your time waiting under the sun, it is more than recommended to book your visit to the Colosseum in advance. You can do this by on this pagea blog that brings together all the good plans and advice for visiting the Italian capitalChoose the options that suit you best (date, time, number and type of tickets, etc.).
Simple or more complete visit of the Colosseum?
You can choose between a simple or a more complete visit of the Colosseum, by booking your tickets in advance. In the first case, you will not have to wait for your visit. The ticket gives you access to the main parts of the Colosseum, including the terraces, as well as the Roman Forum and Mount Palatine. You will be accompanied by a guide. However, you will not have access to the arenas, the belvedere and the underground passages.
With a more complete visit, you can walk on the floor of the arena, entering through the door where the gladiators entered. Emotions guaranteed! Of course, you will also pass by the terraces, to enjoy the view of the Colosseum and continue to the Roman Forum and Mount Palatine. You will also have the opportunity to discover the undergroundThis was the basement of the amphitheatre where the gladiators prepared for battle.
Is the guided tour of the Colosseum worth it?
Some people say that you don't need to go in, because the view from outside is enough. Well, that's not true at all! It is an incredible building, whose technicality and solidity are really worth a visit. A visit to this almost 2,000-year-old monument, completed in the year 80 during the reign of Titus, also allows you to immerse yourself in a rich and fascinating history. Admiring this huge arena and the bloody gladiatorial battles that took place there will not leave you indifferent. To fully enjoy the arena, it is recommended to take a guided tour.