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Where to stay near Colosseum

Colosseum Hotels

Step into Rome’s gigantic, ancient amphitheatre – truly a colossus – and you can almost hear the roar of an 50,000-strong crowd as gladiators and lions face off in the sandy pit. This is the visceral core of ancient Rome, a living, breathing relic of the past in the centre of a modern city, where ghosts seem to walk among the living. You can’t walk anywhere in this district without bumping into ancient ruins, and the mighty Colosseum is at its centre.

Things to see

It may be partially dilapidated, the result of looting and natural disasters over millennia, but the missing sections of exterior wall somehow add to the Colosseum’s power to strike awe into the heart of any visitor. This monumental amphitheatre is still structurally intact enough to seriously impress, and grizzled enough to give a sense of the brutal history that has played out in this very spot, over thousands of years.

Close by, the Roman Forum gives a sense of civic life in Ancient Rome, with its ruined temples and imperial buildings, which retain an impressive sense of grandeur and ceremony. This was once the centre of power of the entire Roman Empire, and it shows. Another ancient relic worth exploring is the Golden House of Nero, once an extravagant palace built by the tyrannical emperor, and so called because he had the place coated in gold leaf and precious jewels.

Hotels in Colosseum

From the modern and chic to the quaint and characterful, there’s a huge choice of hotels near the Colosseum. Most are dependable, mid-range options such as Hotel Colosseum and Hotel Columbia, which offer comfortable, traditional rooms, complete with amenities like air conditioning and free WiFi, as well as offering free breakfasts. There are also a few luxury hotels near the Colosseum such as UNA Hotel Roma and Mecenate Palace, with spacious apartments or suites, some with balconies overlooking the Colosseum. At these hotels, you’ll also be treated to extras like rooftop pools and chic bars for evening drinks, and you can take advantage of concierge services to get you the best reservations Rome can offer.

Where to stay

If you want sensational views of Ancient Rome and plenty of pampering, then opt for one of the luxury Colosseum hotels located along Via Labicana or around Via del Colosseo. Around the Roman Forum, just north of the Colosseum, there are numerous guesthouses and budget Colosseum hotels, and this is the ideal spot for exploring a lot of the Ancient Roman sites. For good transport links and easy access to the modern centre of Rome, opt for one of the hotels near the Vittorio Emanuele metro, which is within easy walking distance of both the Colosseum and of Termini Station.

How to get to Colosseum

The Colosseum is surrounded by a metro, tram, and bus stop, so getting there is very straightforward. The Colosseo metro stop is served by Line B of Rome’s metro system, and it’s a 5-minute direct journey from Termini train station. Numerous buses stop there, including the 40, which is easy for Rome newbies to use. The Colosseum is Rome’s most visited attraction, however, so advance planning and ticket booking, is advisable - and prepare for transport routes to be very busy. If you’re staying in a hotel near the Colosseum, you may want to take a taxi from Termini Station.

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