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Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: (+39) 06 39967700
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:15 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking, Viewing wildlife, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Perhaps the best-preserved of the monuments of ancient Rome, this huge...
Perhaps the best-preserved of the monuments of ancient Rome, this huge marble structure was built to hold more than 50,000 spectators to witness bloody contests of might and the slaughter of wild beasts.
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I had been there 20 years ago without a guide and tour. What a huge difference. Book a tour and skip the long lines. We booked a combined Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I had been there 20 years ago without a guide and tour. What a huge difference. Book a tour and skip the long lines. We booked a combined Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill tour. Palatine tour was the best of the 3. It was terribly hot but well worth it. We used Viator tours and booked prior to arriving in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I still dream of what it would be like to turn back the clock and live a moment of history in the actual Colosseum. Walking in the arena with 50,000 people cheering your death is beyond imagination. I love history. I love walking through ruins both great and small. This place is chief among the sites I've visited because of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

In a city that is literally littered with ruins and relics from Ancient Rome (go for a walk anywhere in the city center and you will stumble upon them), the Colosseum is worth a brief visit but definitely won't be the highlight of your trip. The adjacent Roman Forum and Palatine Hill are historically more significant and a lot more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We did the full tour and go to head down stairs where the gladiators were. It was an unreal feeling to walk through the same tunnel. The experience is well worth it, so make sure to get the tour guide and book it early. I believe we did a 8:30am or 9am walk through. By the time we started to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I will never forget our trip to Rome . we were lucky to stay at the lovely old historical Hotel Quirinale situated on Via Nationale ,which was within walking distance of many wonderful places .we were allocated a lovely room on third floor overlooking a beautiful garden .we dine on the terrace overlooking the garden and the food was lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Its just a breathtaking experience . Some parts are a little eerie and thought provoking. You need a to be a part of a tour to get all the information and te dungeons are worth paying extra To see. If you go to Rome you cant not go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

well worth a visit when in Rome as most people do.most of the tours start outside.so make sure you know where it starts first.don't just walk straight into the line for the colosseum as you will probably have to leave it.would definitely recommend a tour as its a waste of tome otherwise.you wont know whats what.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Must do in Rome!!! Queue to buy tickets gets long early. Line up for the roman forum to get your tickets for that and the colloseum, queue so much shorter. We visited a the colloseum at around 4, we had our tickets already and walked straight in. Amazing history and architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

You just can't really "see" the beauty of the Colosseum unless you actually are there. Majestic is a word barely large enough to define it. The lines to get in are long so plan ahead... Maybe 2-3 hours. Take plenty of water and depending on the temperature an umbrella for shade. It's worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

If this was the only attraction in rome it would still be worth coming, the history and the skill that built this arena blows you away. One tip order your tickets before going, saves you time and queues.

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Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: (+39) 06 39967700
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 6:15 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 6:15 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:15 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:15 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 6:15 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 6:15 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 6:15 pm

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