HOW TO VISIT THE COLOSSEUM, ROMAN FORUM, PALATINE HILL IN ROME + TIPS FOR VISITING
Walking on the same ground where gladiators once fought and entertained the crowds really helps to imagine the intensity of the battles and feel the energy that once filled the arena.
Although the seating of the amphitheater no longer exists, you can still walk around the two tiers where seats once stood. The second level is the best level, as you get better views of the Arena Floor and can also look out over the Roman Forum and Arch of Constantine.
There is a third level of seating, known as The Belvedere, which is only accessible via guided tour. Historically, this would be where the lower class would sit and is where you will find Roman toilets!
The museum has a handful of exhibitions that help visitors learn more about ancient Roman culture and daily life, as well as the construction and history of the Colosseum.
See where lions were kept in cages and where gladiators warmed up before a fight. Although now in ruins, it’s still possible to make out rooms in this maze of tunnels and passages.