Around the Colosseum in Rome Top things to do

Palatine Hill- RomeThe Colosseum is surrounded by prominent landmarks of the Roman empire. Here we list out the top things to do around the Colosseum:

Palatine Hill

Breakfree from the crowded tourist spots by going to Palatine Hill. If we are to believe folklore, the first Romans settled in the Palatine Hills in the 10th Century BC. A great vantage point, soak in Roman culture and heritage from the hilltop here.
Distance from the Colosseum: 500 meters

Constantine - RomeArch Of Constantine

The arch is situated between the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. It is named after Constantine the Great, the first Christian Emperor of Rome to mark his victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge.
Distance from the Colosseum: 2.7 Kms

 

 

Forum - Colosseum

The Forum

The Roman Forum was the heart of ancient Rome. With its tall pillars, columns, and archways, this historic site was once a bustling marketplace for day-to-day shopping. Today, much of the Roman Forum lies in ruins but it was an important site for religious, social, and political activities.

Distance from the Colosseum: 592 meters

 

 

Trevi Fountain ItalyTrevi Fountain

The Fontana di Trevi is one of the most beautiful fountains in Rome. Located at the base of the 17th century Palazzo Poli palace in Rome, the fountain has an ensemble of mythical figures and wild horses, like sea-god Oceanus, Neptune- God of the sea, guarding the fountain. You can also go on Trevi fountain tours to make your trip exciting. Distance from the Colosseum: 5 Kms

 

Spanish StaircaseThe Spanish Steps

Head to the Spanish steps if you want some exhilarating view of Rome. A UNESCO site, the 138 steps were built in the 1700s to link the Bourbon Spanish Embassy to the Trinità Dei Monti (a 16th-century French church). Make sure not to sit on the stairs as you will be fined! Climb the stairs for some fine views of the city.
Distance from the Colosseum: 2 Kms

 

 

Colosseum RomeKeats-Shelley Memorial House

At the base of the Spanish Stairs is the Keats-Shelley Memorial House. Here, the literary great John Keats lived and died in 1821. The museum is dedicated to the English poet and his contemporary, Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Distance from the Colosseum: 2 Kms

Restaurants around Colosseum


The Colosseum is ancient and offers many things to explore in and around. Make sure you don’t walk on an empty stomach. Hence, here is a list of the top food joints and eateries for a hearty Italian meal.

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AI TRE SCALINI
An ancient winery, the place serves Italian cuisine and is vegetarian friendly, has vegan options and gluten-free options. Since this is one of the top-rated places near the Colosseum, make sure to reserve a table beforehand!
Address: Via Panisperna 251 Rione Monti, 00184 Rome Italy
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TRATTORIA LUZZI
A 6-minute walk from the Colosseum, deport yourself to an old tavern of the past by visiting Trattoria Luzzi. The place offers some local experience, the best recipes of the Roman tradition, and some great food at affordable prices. You can check the menu.
Address: Via Celimontana, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
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LA TAVERNA DEI FORI IMPERIALI
A family-operated trattoria, this restaurant in the Monti neighborhood is often populated by many tourists! If celebrities like Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, and Bruce Springsteen have dined here, this is another reason to visit the tavern. You can book ahead.
Address: Via Labicana, 125, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Rome Colosseum
ALLE CARRETTE
A traditional Roman pizzeria, it is a 10-minute walk from the Colosseum. If you’re looking for some authentic wood-fire oven pizzas, this local stop will satiate your taste buds like no other. Cheap, friendly, and delicious, head here for some authentic experience.
Address: Via Della Madonna Dei Monti, 95, 00184 Roma RM, Italy


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