Should I get a guide for the Colosseum?

The Colosseum is one of the world’s great ancient landmarks, a massive testament to Roman architecture and their morbid desire for human sacrifice. What was once the site of grand gladiatorial combat is now easily Rome’s most astounding landmark, welcoming millions of people through its perfectly-architectured arches every year!

We do recommend taking a tour for the Colosseum, as they will teach you all the facts and fascinating knowledge that going solo simply can’t do. Of course, you can go it alone, but a private or group tour can teach you all about the Colosseum’s design, construction, the emperors who reigned over it and the bloody battles that ensued on its hallowed turf.

Basically what we’re saying is this: you can go it solo and simply marvel at its wonderfully-preserved design, or you can get the full sensory experience, with a tour essentially transporting you back to the time where gladiators fought one another until the fight ended, one was injured or, of course, one was killed.

The Colosseum is truly one the world’s great landmarks, and perfectly complemented with tours of these incredible Roman sites:

The Vatican City

The Vatican City is a site that offers a more tender side of Roman history, where pious worship meets astounding masterpieces and lush gardens. Touring the Vatican is ideal whether you’re a believer or not, as the likes of the Sistine Chapel (which houses Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement and The Creation of Adam) and St. Peter’s Basilica (renowned for its profound necropolis below the cathedral floor) are a marvel to behold.

Next, be sure to tour the Vatican Museums, where you can gaze upon some of the roughly 70,000 masterpieces found across its halls.

The Roman Forum

The Roman Forum was ancient Rome’s beating heart; a place where deals were made, judgements passed, parades paraded and more bloody gladiatorial fights went down!

The Roman Forum is another wonderfully-preserved site, a place where you can still gaze upon the likes of the Temple of Saturn, Temple of Vesta, the grand Arch of Titus and much, much more.

The Trevi Fountain

Italian cinema lovers – and all those who have friends who have been to Rome – will instantly recognise the ornate Trevi Fountain, a true testament to intricate Italian design.

Famed for its painstakingly-detailed design and for cinema history’s most famous “non kiss” moment in La Dolce Vita, the Trevi Fountain is a spectacular sight to see.

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