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Colosseum

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Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: (+39) 06 39967700
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8:30 am - 6:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:15 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Walking, Viewing wildlife, Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing
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 definitely think this is a must see. So much better in person. I didn't get a guide but from what I overheard they are very informative. Perhaps if I went again I would use one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I definitely think this is a must see. So much better in person. I didn't get a guide but from what I overheard they are very informative. Perhaps if I went again I would use one. There is information available inside about the different seats and who say where during shows. Very cool!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Amazing place to visit. No doubt why it is one of the world 7 wonders. :) Everything on it is sensational and it's good to know that there is a lot of maintenance work going on it in order to keep it in good shape. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It's one thing to read about it and see the pictures in a magazine. To stand inside of it, to touch and experience the scale of the real Colosseum was amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

One of the most intriguing places I have visited so far.You can feel all the history as soon as you are at the entrance. You MUST get the audio tour to learn more about the roman people and about the colosseum itself. It still seems unreal to me that gladiators fought each other in the arena!!! I advise you guys... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We visited here in March and got the fast track (beat the queue )tickets. Without one of this you can expect a couple of hours queuing, we went straight in! As expected the history and architecture was breathtaking but too many people taking selfies with those damn selfie sticks. A definite attraction to see whilst in Rome

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The coliseum is an amazing feat of engineering and its scale does take your breath away - how on earth did these people manage to build this 2000 years ago? Moreover, how is it largely still standing? You have access to the bottom 2 of the 4 levels and an exhibit with interesting facts about the history of the coliseum.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Everybody has seen the Colosseum, or at least pictures of it. It was interesting, and is definitely one of the major attractions of Rome. I did think that there could have been more information boards available as the ones there were didn't tell me very much. It's probably best to get a guide to this and the Forum across the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Colosseum is a must see. We booked in advance on the official website & reckon we saved about 30 mins by walking past the queues. You can get a ticket to print at home & you just scan the barcode at the turnstiles. The ticket is also valid for the Forum and Palatine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Its really a great place to visit. You can spend half a day easily understanding the structure n history. I remember that its free for visiting on 1st Sunday of every month. Very well maintained

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is why l picked Europe for a holiday. You see so much advertisement for it but it has nothing on seeing it for yourself, the history of the colosseum and the forum is a lot to take in. This being part of our guided tour we only had limited time in the forum which was a little disappointing as... More 

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Monti is Rome’s rebel yell. This neighborhood just west of Termini train station mixes grit with fun as it continues to fight for its reputation as a magnet for the artsy, alternative, and hipster. Every season, quirky boutiques and food spots sprout up on its cobblestone streets. The neighborhood supports unique and homegrown businesses that cater to its longtime residents as well as hipsters on the hunt. Hang out at Piazza della Madonna dei Monti anytime after lunch and you'll always find something going on.