Covered in this post are details on the tour of Ancient Rome, namely tour of the great Colosseum. A visit to the Colosseum will truly be a wonderful experience if you know the background of this medieval structure. Previously, this place was previously used for public executions, hunting of wild beasts, and gladiator fights inside the ring for hundreds of years. It then became a condo as there were houses built in the hulking ruins by the Romans. You’ll be curious to learn more as and when you enter the second story exhibition area. Make sure you see the artists’ renderings of the building’s ancient and medieval incarnations.
Below are some details on your trip to Colosseum in Rome. A self-guided tour option is also available.
There is no doubt that there are many ancient sights in the city of Rome, but most tour companies organize their tours around these main locations only. The reason being, the 3 together display much of the ancient city and are adjacent to one another. Also, they are all included on one general admission ticket.
In order to enter the Colosseum, you certainly require a general admission ticket. Tickets are good for 48 hours, but you can enter each attraction only once.
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS
€12 – adults
€7.50 – EU citizens aged between 18 and 25
Free – under the age of 18
You will be charged a €2 online booking fee per ticket through the official site in order to reserve your tickets. This is in addition to the prices mentioned above. We recommend that you buy and print out your tickets before arriving. This way you will have what is called skip-the-line tickets, which means that you will not have to stand in a long line to enter the Colosseum.
Without printed tickets, you will be made to stand on a will-call line to pick up them up. This will take about 30-60 minutes in the busy season. In case you buy the tickets on the website, the wait can be 1-2 hours or more.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
Being one of the most famous sites in all of Europe, the Colosseum is always filled with people from all over the globe. This means that you can expect a large crowd during the main hours. Keep this in mind and it will be a good idea if you plan out your trip to this landmark accordingly.
In this part, you will be getting details regarding the best time to visit and hours of operation. This will, in turn, help you in making a proper schedule to avoid crowds.
BEST TIMES TO VISIT
With most big attractions around the world, there will be times when the Colosseum will be quite busy. It is important for you to do a little research on timings in case you want to avoid the massive crowds. The best season to visit the Colosseum is from November through February, except during Christmas and New Year.
HOURS OF OPERATION
The Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum open every morning at 8:30 am. Usually, the closing times change on the basis of seasons.
March 25 – August 31 – 19:15 (7:15 pm)
September 1 – September 30 – 19:00 (7:00 pm)
October 6 – October 27 – 18:30 (6:30 pm)
October 28 – February 15 – 16:30 (4:30 pm)
February 16 – March 15 – 17:00 (5:00 pm)
March 15 – March 24 – 17:30 (5:30 pm)
Have a happy trip ☺