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Country: Italy
Continent: Europe
Constructed: 70 – 80 A.D.

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Where is Colosseum located?

The Colosseum is an elliptical amphitheatre situated in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. The Colosseum is situated next another of Ancient Rome's greatest sites; the Roman Forum.

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How to get to Colosseum?

The Colosseo district is the heart of ancient Rome where the Colosseum, the Forum, and the Capitoline Museum are located. Rome has two main international airports. Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino International Airport is Rome's main airport. It is modern, large, rather efficient, and well connected to the center of the city by public transportation. Ciampino International Airport is Located to the southeast of the capital. It is the city's low-cost airline airport. The Roman Colosseum is located extremely central in the city of Rome can be visited using public transport by the metro, bus or by tram.

Where to stay?

Barocco Hotel
Overlooking Bernini’s Triton Fountain, the Barocco is a boutique hotel with just 41 rooms, located in an old aristocratic building in the heart of Baroque Rome. Carefully refurbished in 2010 to offer guests superior standards of comfort and style, the Barocco has followed the example of leading international hotels, becoming 100% smoke-free. Attention to detail, absolute cleanliness, unique and highly sought-after rooms, an atmosphere from times past, and 21st-century technology, make guests’ stay at the Barocco a warm Italian experience full of magic.

Artemide Hotel
The Artemide Hotel is situated in the heart of Rome, 900 meters from the Termini railway station, in the shopping area of Via Nazionale. This lively, upscale Rome street that brims with fashion stores, stylish cafes and typical restaurants was created in the 1870s to represent the main street of the Capital of Italy. Via Nazionale links Rome’s central Railway Station (Stazione Termini) with the heart of downtown Rome and allows you to easily reach, within a 10 minute magnificent walk, the Coliseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon, the Spanish steps and all the major city attractions. You can also visit Vatican City (located in a different section of Rome) in only 15-20 minutes. The bus and metro stop near the hotel are particularly useful for all your personalized itineraries in Rome.

Hotel Diocleziano
Hotel Diocleziano commands a privileged central location in Rome yet it is absolutely quiet: at 300 meters from Termini station and 3 minutes from Piazza della Repubblica; just to get an idea about the location, from the hotel you can see the Terme di Diocleziano and the cloister of the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli. Among the 4 star hotels in Rome around the Termini station area, Hotel Diocleziano is truly privileged in that it is located away from the bustle of the center and still near some of the most beautiful monuments and museums of Rome, besides being at 100 meters from the bus stop, the tramway and subway that lead to all the most important places in the city (Saint Peter's, Piazza Navona, the Coliseum, etc.).

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Guided Tours

Skip the Line Private Tour: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Art History Walking Tour - $102.76

Explore the Colosseum and Forum in style on a private walking tour with an art expert, and skip the queues for the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Accompanied by your own private guide who specializes in art history, you'll enjoy personalized attention on your special private tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum without wasting time waiting in line.

Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour - $67.73

Take a small group walking tour (maximum 25 people) of Ancient Rome's major sights and skip the queues for the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Perfect for first-time visitors, this guided morning tour is the ideal introduction to Ancient Rome, leaving you with the afternoon free to explore Rome at your leisure. Several major sites are covered in just three hours, and you'll receive enlightening insights into Rome's millennia of history as you stroll, without wasting time waiting in line.

Your tour begins atop the Colle Oppio with a panoramic view of the Colosseum, Rome's most recognizable landmark. Next, you will skip the long lines and gain special access to the Colosseum. Once inside, your expert official guide will take you through the bloody past of the amphitheater as you listen to tales of gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions. After a brief rest at the Arch of Constantine, you will arrive at the Palatine Hill, the most famous of the seven hills of Rome.

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