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Colosseum and Trevi Fountain – tour tickets, prices, location

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The Colosseum is Rome’s most popular attraction, and the Trevi Fountain is the most famous worldwide. 

No wonder tourists holidaying in Rome are keen to explore the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain.

The fact that the two Roman city’s highlights are only 1.6 km (1 mile) apart helps the tourists plan them for the same day. 

This article shares everything you must know before booking your tour of the Colosseum and Fontana di Trevi.

Colosseum and Trevi Fountain

Colosseum and Trevi Fountain’s location

Both Trevi Fountain and Colosseum are located in the historic center of Rome in central Italy.

Most tourists visit the Colosseum and then take the beautiful Via dei Fori Imperiali to the Trevi Fountain.

The two attractions are 1.6 km (1 mile) apart, and tourists usually take 20 minutes to walk the distance. 

You can also take bus number 117 from Via Del Tritone and get off in front of the Colosseum. The bus journey usually takes 15 minutes. 

Tip: Some tourists book the Vatican and Colosseum combo tours and see both attractions in a day. 

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Tour of Colosseum & Trevi Fountain in one day

The tour begins at the Colosseum, where your local expert helps you skip the long lines and step in.

As you wander the first and second levels of the ancient amphitheater, the guide shares stories of gladiators and emperors.

Next, see Rome’s oldest ruins at Palatine Hill. 

From the Hill, you take fascinating views of the next stop — the Roman Forum

With the ancient leg of the tour done, you get a new guide who takes you to Bernini’s “Fountain of Four Rivers,” the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, and finally, the magnificent Pantheon, an engineering marvel even by today’s standards.

Kids three years and younger don’t need tickets.

Adult ticket (15+ years): €91
Child ticket (4 to 14 years): €86

Note: The above tour does not include a visit to the Colosseum’s Underground. If you want to learn how the gladiators and the wild animals were moved about under the Arena floor during the ‘performances’, you must book the Colosseum Underground tour.

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Two-day tour of the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Vatican & Sistine Chapel

This two-day guided tour helps you and your group visit the top sights of Rome without following a map or guidebook. 

On the first day, you will stroll through the historic city center and visit landmarks like the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. 

On the second day, you will follow your guide across the Tiber River to visit Vatican City, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.

While visiting the Vatican, all guests must follow a dress code – no shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. 

Both men and women must cover their knees and shoulders.

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Roman Colosseum

Colosseum is also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre because the Flavian emperors built it sometime between 70 and 72 CE.

It measured 190 by 155 meters (620 by 513 feet) and was the largest arena in the Roman world.

Colosseum was built to entertain the people of Rome and thereby increase the emperor’s popularity.

More than 50,000 spectators can sit in the galleries and watch gladiator battles, sometimes including dangerous, wild animals.

As Christianity became more popular, barbaric games got forbidden.

Today, tourists visit the Colosseum to learn about the gory times. 

Since more than seven million tourists visit this Roman attraction annually, booking Colosseum tickets in advance makes sense.

Many Colosseum tickets are available, so please read about them before planning your visit. 

If you have already bought your tickets, look for the line for ‘visitors with reservations’ at the Colosseum entrance.

It is also possible to visit Colosseum after dark, so you must book a night tour. 

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Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain, which the locals call Fontana di Trevi, is a baroque fountain on the Piazza di Trevi square.

Bernini initially designed it, but it was only built 50 years later after a less expensive redesign by Nicola Salvi.

Legendary movies such as La Dolce Vita, Roman Holiday, Angels and Demons, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, etc., have immortalized the fountain and made it famous. 

Tourists visit the almost 30-meter (99 feet) high fountain both during the day and in the evening when it is illuminated.

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Catacombs of RomePantheon RomeMamertine Prison
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Trevi FountainCapuchin CryptVilla d’Este in Tivoli
Domus AureaOlympic StadiumPalazzo Colonna
Villa AdrianaBioparco di RomaDoria Pamphilj Gallery
Basilica of San GiovanniNational Etruscan MuseumStadium of Domitian
Da Vinci ExhibitionLa Traviata OperaPalazzo Cipolla

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