Our trip to Rome seems so long ago. It seems like months ago when we were swanning around the cobbled streets, drinking Aperol Spritz and gorging on all the different types of pasta. Oh Rome, how I miss you.
As much as I loved exploring the streets of Rome, I also loved the history. I loved wondering around the streets and seeing all the wonderful sights Rome had to offer. One of our favourites was of course, the Colosseum.
There are a number of ways to explore the worlds biggest amphitheatre. Take a short metro journey to the Colosseum and you can walk around the edges of it. But, to get inside and see this wonder, you have to book a tour. We teamed up with my favourites at The Roman Guy, and went on one of their brand new tours to walk around this beast. There’s a number of tours that The Roman Guy does around the Colosseum; you can explore the arena floor or go and see it at night. We decided to go on their new tour; the restricted access belvedere tour and a guided tour around the Roman Forum.
We met our guide by the Colosseum metro stop armed with bottles of water and ready to tackle the amphitheatre. We were given a small earpiece so we could hear our guide through out the tour. We spent the first part walking around the Colosseum, whilst our guide talked to us about the history of it; why it was built, the renovations and what it was used for.
Entering the Colosseum, we were greeted by crowds completely mesmerised by it. We gradually made our way up the five levels with our guide explaining more about the Colosseum and the different periods of history. It’s a steep climb up to the 5th floor, but it’s worth it for the views spanning across Rome and the Roman Forum.
As well as the Colosseum tour, we were also able to go into the Roman Forum. The Roman Forum is the home to a number of Ancient Rome government buildings, and you spend the remainder of the tour exploring with your guide and then having the choice to spend as much time as you want exploring on your own.
We spent the remainder of the day walking around the forum before escaping back into Rome for a well deserved drink. The tour starts early, so you’re guaranteed to get caught in the midday sun. There’s plenty of bars and restaurants around the Colosseum, though they can be a bit pricey. For Brewdog fans; Rome’s Brewdog bar is right by the colosseum so you are guaranteed a great beer and fantastic views.
Thank you Roman Guys for making our colosseum experience so wonderful – you could easily spend the day taking all the different tours that The Roman Guys offer.