Colosseum & Arch of ConstantineFree: All time (Exterior)

The Colosseum is a landmark that you shouldn’t miss out while in Rome. During its prime time just after its construction in 80 AD, this grand elliptical amphitheatre could hold up to 80,000 spectators and was used for gladiatorial contests as well as classical plays. It was the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire and is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. It costs EUR 12 to enter the colosseum itself but it doesn’t cost you a dime to just stroll around the premises and take photos of the exterior. Also near the Colosseum is the Arco di Constantino (Arch of Constantine). The arch was erected in 312 AD to commemorate Constantine I’s victory at the Battle of Milvian Bridge. This structure is free to be walked up to up close. If you did choose to get the ticket to the Colosseum, the same ticket allows you entry to the nearby Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

Address: Piazza del Colosseo 1, 00184 Rome
Direction: Subway Line B to Colosseum Station
Phone: +39 06 3996 7700

Photo credit: Giovani Paolo Panini, DAVID ILIFF (License: CC-BY-SA 3.0), David Jones, Paolo Costa Baldi