History of Rome

Updated on June 7th 2024

The Colosseum


The Colosseum


Duration: 40.21

The Perfect Traveller audio tour of the Colosseum is a journey into the world of the workings of the arena and why it was built. The audio tour discusses in depth the types of gladiators that fought in the Colosseum gives you a vivid description of their world.

As a result of plunder, and fires and earthquakes, two thirds of the original structure have been destroyed, so that the present Colosseum is only a shadow of its former self, a noble ruin. Within this ruin Perfect Traveller will the arena back to life for you.

Dissecting the Colosseum

The Colosseum


Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy


Buying Colosseum tickets has turned into a wild west show

What you need to know, and you really do!

Colosseum tickets can be bought via the Official Website at:

Parco Arcgeologico del Colosseo

​ Everyone else that you see on the internet announcing themselves as the “official Colosseum site” is a reseller and often charger outrageous prices.


About Peter Kilby

Peter Kilby is an artist, writer, story-teller, journalist and avid traveller who lived and worked in Italy from 1987 to 2018. He created Perfect Traveller to bring the world of Italian art and history closer to you and in a way that is entertaining and informative; together with great travel tips. Getting off the beaten track in Italy is always an adventure and he invites you to join him in discovering an Italy that will surprise and amaze you.