It Feels Obligatory to Visit the Colosseum Once You Are in Rome
It feels obligatory to visit The Colosseum once you are in Rome and indeed it is worth any time and money to witness the awesomeness of this masterpiece of the Ancient Roman’s achievements in architecture and engineering work.
The Colosseum, a symbol against capital punishment since 1948
Different functions of the Colosseum
Being the largest Amphitheater in the world, the Colosseum served for different events such as gladiator contests, mock battles and animal hunts, and dramas based on Classical mythology. Re-enactments of famous battles and executions were held here too. The Colosseum also held theatrical performances, festivals, and circuses. Even 2000 years later the influence of the Colosseum can still be seen in many places in the world such as modern-day football stadiums.
Visiting the Colosseum in a private tour
The rule of thumb of sightseeing in Rome, especially a place like the Colosseum, is ‘the early bird gets the worm.’ It is no surprise that there are always long queues of tourists eager to take a glimpse at the spectacular and awe-inspiring giant monument as it is the most visited site in the entire Europe.
Joining a small private tours of Rome with a guide fluent in the languages of your preference in the early morning, let’s say around 7, will guarantee you not only plenty of time taking as many photos as you like while walking around outside but also the avoidance of long queues for the entry at 9 am. Once you are inside the Colosseum, just let this giant beast of human achievement take you back two thousand years to immerse in the splendor, glory and cruelty of that golden Ancient Roman time.
Full of small fun memories in your private tour of the Colosseum
There is no doubt that you will be impressed by the immenseness and the history of the Colosseum. However, it is those little things happening along the way on your tour that leave you the best memories.
Here is an example;
You can’t miss those muscular men outside of the Colosseum dressed as Roman centurions who call themselves the "gladiators." They are so eager to pose with tourists for pictures and then insist on a €5, €10, or even higher price afterward. There is nothing wrong that because everybody has got to make a living. Just make sure to haggle for a better price beforehand.