Colosseum of Rome

Colosseum of Rome is considered to be one of the greatest architecture ever built in history of Rome. It was earlier known as Flavian Amphitheatre and is known to be the largest amphitheatre ever built in the Roman Empire. It is a circular structure and it occupies a site in the east of Roman Forums.


There is a very long and fascinating history of the Colosseum of Rome. During the 1st century AD in the year 64 AD a great fire burnt lot of buildings of the area where the Colosseum was built later. In the year 72 AD the Colosseum was open for the entertainment of the people with the bloody Gladiator fights. In the 3rd century AD the Colosseum was restored after its damage from a heavy lightning. In the 5th century AD with the death of Rome’s Gladiator the spectacle at the Colosseum Rome is closed down. During the Middle Age it is deteriorated and later in the 16th century it was rebuilt and finally with the beginning of the 19th century it was taken up by the Pope for religious purpose.


Location IV Templum Pacis (Latin, "Temple of Peace")
Built in ca. 70–80 AD
Built by / For Vespasian, Titus
Type of Structure Amphitheatre
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Colosseum Facts

Some interesting facts about Colosseum is that it was built in order to organize gladiator contents, dramas and games like hunting animals, constructing mock sea battle and the public was also able to view it from the open and cheer for their favourites. Nowadays the Colosseum is kept for the religious purpose. The Pope leads a procession on the Good Fridays which are called the station of cross. Presently the Colosseum is rich in Flora as different kinds of Flora are present on the ancient wall of the same. The Colosseum has been given an equal importance by the media of Rome thus this is the reason why some of the famous Hollywood films have been shot here. One such movie is “Gladiator” which is supposed to be inspired by the Roman Culture and its gladiator contests.

Colosseum Weather & Climate

The best time to visit Colosseum of Rome is in the months of May and October. During these months the heat is slightly lowered and it is not that hampering. The weather during these two months will have nice sunny day with cool air and in the night a bit of chill. You will require jackets and sweaters etc. to wear. Besides these November can also be considered to be a nice month as there will be lot of rainfall during this month which may add either more spice or hurdles for your trip.

Colosseum Nearby Attractions

Attraction Name Address
Arch of Constantine Via di San Gregorio near Piazza del Colosseo
Distance: 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Arch of Titus Forum Romanum
Distance: 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palatine Hill Between the Forum Romanum and Circus Maximus
Distance: 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Forum Romanum Between the Capitol and the Colosseum
Distance: 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Arch of Septimius Severus Forum Romanum
Distance: 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Circus Maximus Via del Circo Massimo
Distance: 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Imperial Forums Via dei Fori Imperiali
Distance: 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Trajan's Markets Via IV Novembre
Distance: 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Forum of Trajan Via dei Fori Imperiali
Distance: 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Campidoglio Piazza del Campidoglio
Distance: 0.9 km / 0.5 mi

Colosseum Admission Fee:

  • Full Ticket - €15.50
  • EU Reduced Ticket - €10.50 (available only for European citizens aged between 18 and 25)
  • EU Complimentary Ticket- €4.50 (available only for EU citizens aged above 65 and under 18)

Colosseum Opening Hours:

  • Mid February - Mid March: 9 AM - 4.30 PM
  • Mid March - End March: 9 AM - 5.00 PM
  • End March - End August: 9 AM - 7.00 PM
  • End August - Eend Sept.: 9 AM - 6.30 PM
  • End September. - End October: 9 AM - 6.00 PM
  • End October - Mid March: 9 AM - 4.00 PM

Colosseum in Things to Do & Things to See

Besides taking a grand look at the world’s best architecture that is the Colosseum of Rome there are lots of other activities done in Rome which may be equally attractive & adventurous such as:

  1. Historical Sites
  2. Religious Sites
  3. Variety of Food
  4. Various Museums
  5. Famous temples
  6. Landmarks such as Fountains
  7. Musical Concerts
  8. Water Sports
  9. Scientific Tours

Colosseum of Rome is one of the famous landmarks and the architectural work ever done in history of not only Rome but of the world too. It is also related to some of the famous Hollywood movies therefore a visit to the same is must.

Colosseum Hotels

S.No. Hotel Name Address Rent per Night
1 Hotel Solis via cavour,311
Distance: 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
from $183.68 USD
Distance: 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
from $270.70 USD
3 Mercure Delta Colosseo Via Labicana 144
Distance: 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
from $129.93 USD
4 Hotel Capo d'Africa Via Capo D Africa 54
Distance: 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
from $236.24 USD
5 Grand Hotel Palatino Via Cavour 213
Distance: 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
from $156.19 USD
6 Palazzo Manfredi  Via Labicana, 125
Distance: 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
from $470.89 USD
7 Hotel Duca D'Alba Via Leonina 14
Distance: 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
from $221.84 USD
8 Palazzetto degli Artisti  Via della Madonna dei Monti, 108
Distance: 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
9 Forum Hotel  Via Tor dei Conti 25
Distance: 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
from $203.42 USD
10 Hotel Grifo Via Del Boschetto 144
Distance: 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
from $220.49 USD
11 The Inn at the Roman Forum - Small Luxury Hotels  Via Ibernesi 30
Distance: 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
12 EDERA HOTEL Via Angelo Poliziano 75
Distance: 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
from $100.16 USD
13 Kolbe Hotel Rome Via di San Teodoro 42/44
Distance: 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
from $282.16 USD
14 Hotel Colosseum Via Sforza 10
Distance: 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
from $203.42 USD
15 Hotel Apollo Roma Via Dei Serpenti 109
Distance: 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
from $242.81 USD
16 Borromeo Hotel Via Cavour 117
Distance: 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
from $116.80 USD
17 B&B Hotel  Via Panisperna 94
Distance: 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
18 Valle Hotel Via Cavour 134
Distance: 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
from $181.06 USD
19 Aenea Superior Inn Via Urbana 156
Distance: 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
20 Traiano Hotel Via Quattro Novembre 154
Distance: 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
from $157.48 USD