The Roman Colosseum - one of the most iconic landmarks known world-over - is one of Italy's most prominent and well-known attractions. Being the world's largest amphitheatre, the Colosseum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a world wonder, drawing awe from around the world. The history of the Colosseum dates back to 70–72 AD, when it was constructed under the rule of Emperor Vespasian in order to host violent gladiator matches where numbers of men and animals were forced to fight for their lives. At present, the Colosseum is open to the public for viewing and also includes a museum in the upper floor of the outer wall. A visit to the Colosseum is a must when sight-seeing in Rome and will undoubtedly be a memorable experience.
A full ticket costs around €15.50
Open daily from 8:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Around 2-3 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
The architecture and the museum
Though designated prayer facilities at the Colosseum will be unavailable, Muslim travellers could visit some of the mosques in Rome during prayer times. There are several mosques in Rome that Muslim travellers could visit such as the Rome Muslim Center, Masjid-e-Rome, Quba Mosque, Masjid Al Rahman as well as the Mosque of Rome – the most prominent mosque in the country and the largest mosque in Europe.
Halal food near the Colosseum itself will not be available but Muslim travellers could visit many Halal restaurants in Rome for dining options. A few prominent Halal restaurants in Rome include Luna Caprese, Super Pizza Allam Fayez, Himalaya's Kashmir, King Pizza and Jamuna, serving a wide range of Halal cuisine.