Never the old and new are together seen in a city. This is the beauty of Rome and to see this combination you must consider the Colosseum private tour. On getting closer, you may be astonished by the power it radiates and also by its size.
The Colosseum was commissioned by Vespasian and Titus, the emperors and was completed in 80 AD. The completion was commemorated by conducting 100 days of ceremony and games.
Games and Gladiators
The Colosseum was mainly built to conduct sports, such as fights between the wild beasts and gladiators. The semi-circular structure housed more than 50,000 spectators.
This is the largest amphitheater worldwide and the last gladiator fights were in 435 AD. There was no fee for admission, and all the mock naval battles took place on entry.
Unlike the earlier Roman amphitheaters, the materials used to build were stronger as it included concrete for the foundations, tufa infill, travertine for the piers, and brick-faced concrete.
There were earthquakes causing serious damage and most of the Colosseum stands still. The tour within this archeological marvel, offers you the choice of retracing the gladiators steps and is worth a must visit place.
You can better consider a pre-book as a standard ticket online so that it covers all three monuments: the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and also the Palatine Hill. The hours are from 8:30 AM until an hour before the sunset.
If you wish to do more than merely walk in such that you have a desire to take a few shots with your camera, go with a small group tour. It is worthy. An expert guide will accompany you and will teach you about the ancient Roman history, sport, architecture, and will tell you about some less known facts making the Colosseum come alive. You may consider combining the guided tour of the Forum or Palatine Hill, with the skip the line and save time.
Colosseo station is on Rome’s blue metro line that is two stops from Termini. The Colosseum is just as you exit the station, a hard to miss place. The entry ticket is not expensive, but taking a guide and a tour with skip the line access works to be more.
The best part is it is open for all the days a week from 8.30am to 6.15pm and remains closed on 25th December and 1st January. Reaching in the morning early ensures no crowds and peaceful visit. However, during summers wear sunscreen as it is open-air.
This is a classic tour of ancient Rome. You get to discover the monuments and know about the Roman Empire. Enter the Colosseum and think to be one among the crowd watching the brutal gladiator fight. Next the tour takes you to the Colosseum underground the place where lions are kept. Comprehend the function of Colosseum as an amphitheatre.
Step into the Roman Forum to get an insight of the Roman civilization. Visit the Palatine and Capitoline Hills. This tour is completed in half-day and you can visit other interesting places such as the Pantheon, the catacombs, or the Basilica of St Clemente.