OverviewWalk the path of ancient Romans and witness one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. The Colosseum attracts over 5 million people every year, making it one of Italy’s most popular destinations. Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, this oval shaped outdoor auditorium once served as a stage for gladiators and public spectacles. With accommodation for 60,000 seated and 10,000 standing, all of whom could enter and leave in a matter of minutes, courtesy of 80 entrances, the Colosseum is the largest amphitheater ever built. It stands 157 feet high (48 meters), which is only 8 meters shorter than the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and covers a total area of 6 acres (24,000 m2). The massive arena also features a vast underground structure called the “hypogeum”, a place where historians believe gladiators, prisoners and animals were held.
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Standing and Queueing
To reduce the standing and queuing time for purchasing a Colosseum - Roman Forum combo ticket, tickets can be purchased at the Roman Forum if visited first.
There is a step-free main entrance to the Colosseum with ramps both at the entrance and towards the lift, which will take you to the upper level and viewing area of the colosseum. For ground - level access to the interior of the colosseum, there are 5 metres of cobblestones to walk over. Although some of the ground is flat and smooth, there are some areas with cobblestones outside the entrance. The pavement from the Roman Forum to the Colosseum is flat and smooth. In addition, there is a paved path, which leads 1/4 of the way around the Colosseum. There are some steps within the Colosseum.