It’s one of those miraculous pieces of architecture you can hardly imagine to exist, The Colosseum in Rome. Luckily for us, the amphitheatre still holds its ground at Piazza del Colosseo in the beating heart of the Italian capital. Being named one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, The Colosseum attracts thousands of tourists every year, of which you could be one!
You can visit the Colosseum by yourself, but you can also take a tour with one of the many guides standing near the building. Truth be told, you have to be a bit cautious when choosing a guide, but most of them are nice and trustworthy. Plus, you get to skip the line!
The guides will tell you all about the amphitheatre’s rich and at times cruel history of gladiator fights, animal hunts and Classic mythology-based plays . Even though the restoration is not finished yet, you will be able to visit the old chambers of the gladiators, see the animal cages and walk around multiple floors which offer you a spectacular view of the arena.
For second-time visitors a Colosseum Night Tour is recommended. It’s a great opportunity to see a different side to the Roman Colosseum, plus you’ll get into the Colosseum underground level. This tour doesn’t visit the Roman Forum or Palatine Hill (covering it all in a view from the Campidoglio instead), making it a great option for visitors who have seen these before.