Located in the heart of Rome, this Wonder of the World and amphitheatre once held 50,000 spectators who were entertained by the events being enacted below them.
Now, the Colosseum is one of Rome’s most famous historical sites and is visited by millions of tourists every year who come to Rome to sample all the wonders that the Eternal City has to offer.
When to go
The summer heat in Rome can make exploring the city an uncomfortable experience and here at Travala.com, we would recommend visiting Rome between April and May and September and November when the climate is almost perfect with sunny days and cooler evenings and when the crowds at many of the main attractions are fewer.
What to do
- Start your day with an early morning visit (less crowded) to a city-state within a city with a trip to the Vatican City. Explore St Peter’s Square and St Peter’s Basilica (both free to enter) before visiting the Vatican Museum.
- Revel in the depiction of the Bible’s Revelations as painted on the ceiling frescoes of the Sistine Chapel and the “Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo and appreciate the artistry of the Renaissance Masters whose work adorn this functioning chapel.
- Make a wish at the incredible Trevi Fountain and marvel at one of the most beautiful fountains in the world.
- People watch from the Spanish Steps and if you are feeling active, climb the 134 steps to Villa Medici, where you can visit the gardens of Villa Medici (by appointment).
- Rome is one of the most densely populated cities in Europe, so you might want to take yourself to the lush and delightfully peaceful gardens of Villa Borghese.
- Right in the heart of Rome and next to the Colosseum are the magnificent ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Spend a few hours exploring and imagining how life was in Ancient Rome.
- What better way to view the splendour of the Colosseum than at sunset? Arrive an hour or so before closing and enjoy a magical view as the light and the crowds fade.
- Tell a lie and have your hand cut off in the Mouth of Truth. According to myth that is. But dare you tell a lie?
- When in Rome, you must sample Pizza and Pasta with Rigatoni Carbonara, a Travala.com staff favourite.
Where to stay
Below are our top picked properties for the stay near Colosseum. Booking dates are 29th – 30th November, 2019 with the price corrects as of 08th November, 2019
5* Palm Suites – 0.25km from Colosseum
Palm Standard Suite, Forum View (Breakfast Included)
Booking.com: $580 (10.9% saving with Travala.com)
5* Hotel Palazzo Manfredi Relais & Chateaux – 0.28km from Colosseum
Executive Room (Breakfast Included)
Booking.com: $517 (32.2% saving with Travala.com)
5* La Griffe Roma MGallery by Sofitel – 1.25km from Colosseum
Superior Room (Breakfast Included)
Booking.com: $207 (43.1% saving with Travala.com)
5* Palazzo Naiadi The Dedica Anthology Autograph Collection – 1.35km from Colosseum
Classic Room with Double Bed (Breakfast Included)
Booking.com: $352 (21.5% saving with Travala.com)
5* Radisson Blu es. Hotel Roma – 1.39km from Colosseum
Superior Room with Double Bed
Booking.com: $144 (13.1% saving with Travala.com)
4* Grand Hotel Palatino – 0.47km from Colosseum
Classic Room Double Bed
Booking.com: $130 (14.7% saving with Travala.com)
4* Mercure Roma Centro Colosseo – 0.49km from Colosseum
Superior Room (Breakfast Included)
Booking.com: $161 (18.3% saving with Travala.com)
4* Monti Palace Hotel – 0.61km from Colosseum
Deluxe Room Double Bed (Breakfast Included)
Booking.com: $232 (24.4% saving with Travala.com)