Colosseum

Highly recommended
Inaugurated in 80 AD, the Flavian amphitheatre or Colosseum is the biggest in the Roman world (527m in circumference and 57m high). Three levels of arcades enclose this impressive arena built on part of the site occupied by Nero's Golden House. 50 000 spectators could watch its circus games, gladiator fights and even naval combats.

Useful information

Address : 

Piazza del Colosseo

Phone:

+39 06 3996 7700

Opening hours

8.30am-1am before dusk - end Apr-Oct: late-night opening 8.10pm-midnight - closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec - €audioguide 5.50 (in French - 1hr10, videoguide €6 (in French - 45min)

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