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Rome - The Colosseum

The Colosseum

(320 reviews)
Colosseum, Rome, Italy
30 mins

About the tour

If you come to Rome, you can't miss the Colosseum. It is one of the most, if not the most, iconic Roman monument still standing today. On this tour with Sara, we will focus on the history and archaeology of the spectacular amphitheatre, also known as the Flavian amphitheatre. Built in 72 a.d by the Flavian family and completed in only 8 years by the Jewish slaves, it was a real stadium dedicated to the gladiatorial fights, animal hunts and public executions. Although it is not possible to go inside of the Colosseum, Sara will show you this main symbol of Rome and its imposing construction that, with almost 2,000 years of history, will bring you back in time to discover the way of life in the Roman Empire. Join us in this wonderful journey back in time!

Meet your local guide


Sara is a roman native, traveller, dreamer, addicted to painting and fascinated by all expressions of art. She is a licensed tour guide of Rome and the Vatican, speaks fluent English, French and Spanish and at school also learnt some German! Not only does Sara love languages but foreign cultures and traditions too. She graduated with a degree in foreign languages at the "Roma Tre" University and after finishing she started to travel to many countries to improve her knowledge, accent and professional skills. She loves her career as a guide and finds it incredibly interesting. She has worked for several cruise tour operators such as royal Caribbean, Carnival, Celebrity cruises, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Riviera. In 2011 she embarked on a new and exciting experience guiding students in cooperation with Palazzi-Florence association for International Education and EF students. Sara knows her city like the back of her hand and can't wait to show you around!

Sara has been guiding since Mar 2002

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Rome with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Rome. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour youโ€™ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, youโ€™ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and weโ€™ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Steph S.

13 April 2021

Sara was amazing as the tour was during a thunderstorm and she was still happy to answer questions and provide information regarding the Colosseum. We got some great postcards.

Alyssa & Faiza G.

13 April 2021

Great tour!

Paul + Alison A.

13 April 2021

Well done Sara on Colosseum tour - in very difficult weather conditions! We enjoyed it! Alla prossima!

Katie L.

12 April 2021

Thank you Sara for braving through the rain and bad weather to give us a tour of the Colosseum, a place that I'm very interested in visiting some day. She was great with the information and I appreciate the pictures, as it helps me better picture what it was like back then. I also applaud Sara for shutting down a very disruptive person who kept asking irrelevant questions, as they are distracting for both the guide and tour goers. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ It made my day. Otherwise, Sara is very friendly and accommodating. Grazie mille!

Toni T.

12 April 2021

Sara did a great guide even in the heavy rain!

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