4 Reasons Why You Should Go on a Colosseum Tour When in Rome

Colosseum, Rome.
Colosseum, Rome. Photo by Spencer Davis on Unsplash

The Colosseum, an ancient amphitheater used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles, is by far the most prominent tourist attraction in Rome, Italy. The site is visited by four million people each year although not many of them choose to tour the Colosseum and get more familiar with this glorious monument. But you definitely should if you get an opportunity.

Although Colosseum tours can get pricey, the chance to step inside one of the new Seven Wonders of the World is something you won’t get every day. But, if that is not enough to convince you, here are four more reasons to do so.


One of the main advantages of the Colosseum tours is the fact that you won’t need to stand in lines to get in. Almost all tours come with the skip-the-line perk that is especially beneficial on hot and sunny days.

Best Views and Hidden Spots

Since you are getting in with a tour guide, they will make sure you get to places where you can have the best views of the Colosseum’s magnificent architecture and snap the perfect photos. You’ll also get to see some great hidden spots that you would probably miss if you went in alone.

Colosseum Underground

Taking a Colosseum tour is the only way to explore the amphitheater’s underground tunnels and chambers where gladiators and animals resided before the events. The Colosseum underground was only open for the public in 2010, and who knows how long it will remain that way.

Facts and Trivia

Having somebody taking you through Colosseum also means you’ll get to learn more about the place than you would by simply reading things on the internet. This will include fascinating facts, trivia, and anecdotes, some of which will blow your mind.