Highlights of this tour
- Skip the line
- Accessible Colosseum
If needed, we can arrange someone who pushes your wheelchair
Discover all there is to know about the Colosseum in Rome during this Private Colosseum Tour. Skip the line and see why this is one of the most popular attractions in Rome. An official guide will show you the Colosseum during this two-hour tour. A perfect addition to your visit to Rome.
The Colosseum is Wheelchair Accessible. You can enter via a ramp. Inside, the interior floors are smooth and flat. To go to the top level, you can use an elevator. Depending on the size of your wheelchair, the elevator fits two wheelchairs at the same time. There are a lift and ramps to the different levels and toilet facilities. Well worth the effort, and with mainly hard stone rather than cobbles. Want to know more about its accessibility? Click here, to read more in our blog.
Due to the architectural layout, the interior downstairs is cobblestoned. Thus it can be uncomfortable and may need some strength. If needed, we can arrange someone who pushes your wheelchair.
The largest ever built Colosseum in the Roman Empire. At the time, they called it: Flavian Amphitheater, and it is one of the greatest works of Roman engineering. The built of the Colosseum started between 70 and 72 AD and completed in 80 AD.
The emperors of the Flavian dynasty built it. It has long been a symbol of Imperial Rome. In the original state, the building was capable of seating around 50.000 people and was most famous for their gladiator contests. For over 500 years the Colosseum was in use, with the last recorded games held in the 6th century.
Besides the traditional gladiator fights, many other public shows were held. Shows like animal hunts, executions, re-enactments, famous battles, and drama based on Classical mythology.
After this era, the building got used for other purposes. Such as a quarter for a religious order, housing, a place where workshops were held, a quarry, and a Christian Shrine. To this day, the Colosseum still has strong connections with the Roman Catholic Church. Every Good Friday, the Pope leads a torchlit “Way of the Cross.”
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