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The "Colosseo" in Rome is one of the most important museums worldwide. The Colosseum is one of the most popular activities in the eternal city. Tickets and skip-the-line tickets are popular. But what is actually so special about the symbol of Rome?
Until the 1st century there was no brick amphitheatre in Rome. Moreover, previous buildings were never free-standing, but built on mountain slopes. To demonstrate its own power, the Colosseum was supposed to surpass everything that had been built before: 156 metres wide, 188 metres long, a circumference of 527 metres, 80 entrances and a capacity for about 50,000 visitors! The only thing more impressive were the cruel players inside the walls...
In 72 AD the Roman Emperor Vespasian commissioned the stone amphitheatre. Only in the year 80 the Colosseum could be completed by his son Titus. The people were to be offered something to govern them better and so the horror began in the middle of today's centre of Rome: about 500,000 people and many millions of animals lost their lives during the games in the Colosseum.
With the Christianization of the Roman Empire at the beginning of the 6th century, the cruel battles in the Colosseum came to an end. In 523 the last animal fight took place, in the dilapidated Roman city the former arena was used as living quarters, in the 12th century it was finally converted into a city fortress. Later it served as a quarry. These and other natural disasters such as fires and earthquakes led to the disintegration of the formerly magnificent theatre.
The seating arrangement in the Colosseum was strictly regulated. Admission was free for all citizens, but the best seats on the lowest ranks were reserved for the privileged Romans. These included emperors and senators. Above them sat nobles and knights followed by the male Roman people of high standing and profession. In the highest ranks were standing places for women, slaves and poor people.
Since 1999 the Colosseum has been a symbol against the death penalty. If a death sentence is suspended or a state abolishes the death penalty, the Colosseum is illuminated in bright colors for 48 hours
Admission for a ticket to the Colosseum costs about 12€ on site. Since there is an endless line in front of the Colosseum at any time of the year, you can book tickets online with priority access. On guided tours including a ticket you will also see the Forum Romanum and the Palatine.
For those who feel like more than just a few photo memories, we definitely recommend a guided tour in a small group. Because on a tour with a guide the history of the Colosseum comes to life again. Immerse yourself in the world of gladiatorial fights and naval battles, learn curious facts and lots of, often unknown facts from the history of today's symbol of Rome. You prefer to discover on your own instead of on a group tour? Simply book your ticket skip-the-line and purchase an audio guide on site if required.
Those who have not booked a ticket skip-the-line in advance do not necessarily have to stand in the long lines in front of the Colosseum. First go to the Forum Romanum and buy a combi-ticket here. With this ticket you will pass the Colosseum at the long line.
It is not only the close-up view that transports visitors back to the time of the Roman Empire. A wonderful panorama opens up to Rome discoverers in the Park Colle Oppio directly on the Via Labicana. You can make yourself comfortable on the green meadows or you can find a place among the many trees to enjoy the beautiful view of the north side of the Colosseum.
The Colosseum is one of the national museums in Rome. Admission is therefore free for children and young adults up to the age of 26, but although tickets for children are free of charge, you need a free ticket. You can pick it up at the Colosseum ticket offices. Small disadvantage: if you want to use the free ticket, you have to queue. The waiting time at the Colosseum can be up to two hours. By the way, for children from 10 years, the Rome Sightseeing Pass is worthwhile.