Colosseum, Roman Forum: An Amazing Amphitheater
Located just east of the Roman Forum, the grand stone amphitheater known as the Colosseum was commissioned around A.D. 70-72 by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty as a gift to the Roman people.
In A.D. 80, Vespasian’s son Titus opened the Colosseum–officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater–with 100 days of games, including wild animal fights and gladiatorial combats.
After four centuries of active usage, the glorious arena felt negligence, and up until the 18th century it was used as a foundation of building materials.
Though almost 2/3rdof the original amphitheaterhas been demolished over time, the Colosseumremains a preferred-most tourist destination, as well as a classical symbol of Rome and its long, rich history.
Colosseum Tours–Experience of a Lifetime!
Enter the splendid symbol of Rome, the Colosseum and hear thevibrant details about the wild animal hunts,gladiator combats and other different spectacular events. Visit the Palatine Hill and see the magnificent views of the Emperors’ residences.
The Colosseum Tours let you visit the Temple of Vesta, the interior of the old Senate, the dwellings of the Vestal Virgins and Triumphal Arches of Septimius Severus and Titus.
Our tour guides will unfold the rich history of this place describing the architecture, traditions,superstitionsand myths of the roman populace and the astonishing extravagancies of the grand count when the city was capital of asupreme empire.
Explore Capitoline Hill to witness the evocative ruins of the millenarian Latin civilization. You will also appreciate the Michelangelo-designed stylish renaissance square decorated with statue of Marcus Aurelius.
Cherish your experience with one of the most beautiful panoramic views of Rome from the top of the Capitoline Hill.
Taking a ColosseumTour with us!
The Colosseumtour starts with the visit of the most famous ancient building of the city: Rome Colosseum or – as it was called in the Roman times – the Flavian Amphitheatre. The name derived from the three emperors of the Flavia dynasty who had a hand in its construction. From being the site of spectacular shows, mainly gladiator combats, later, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the Amphitheatre became a sort of stone and marble quarry and thus remained right up to the eighteenth century.
Leaving the Colosseo, walking by Emperor Costantino’s Arch and then along the Via Sacra, you will reach what was the hub of ancient Rome: the Forum, religious, political and commercial centre. Here you will find yourself among the remains of some of the most important public buildings: the Temple of Caesar, the temple of Saturn, the temple of Vesta, the Senate House, the Basilica Emilia and the Basilica Julia. You will get a clear idea of what these buildings and the events held therein meant in the lives of the ancient Romans.
Walking up a lovely path, you will reach the Palatine Hill, site of the legendary founding of the city by Romulus in 753 B.C. Later, the Roman emperors built their magnificent residences right on this hill and the ruins of these glorious edifices are still witnesses to the importance of the ancient Roman Empire.