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“Impressive definitely but beware the 'gladiators' trying to charge heavily to take photos!” 4 of 5 stars
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Colosseum
Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome, Italy (Monti)
(+39) 06 39967700
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Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum...
Ranked #2 of 1,443 things to do in Rome
Activities: Walking, Viewing wildlife, Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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“Impressive definitely but beware the 'gladiators' trying to charge heavily to take photos!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Buy tickets online before you visit but do so well in advance as they can time to arrive and they won't let you in with just the on-line voucher!

Visited June 2012
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“Don't Leave Rome Without It!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

This should be your top priority for sightseeing. You can easily find vendors selling tours outside the ruins. Many of them are ex-pats who speak perfect English. Make sure that they have a badge on and are official and make sure that the Forum tour is included. You can use the Roma Pass here if you wish, but I don't think it includes the guide. The guided tour is more fun and also allows you to avoid waiting in line.

Visited June 2012
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“Incredible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Loved all of Rome but the colosseum was simple unbelievable. Guided tour well worth the money but probably best to purchase your guide tour tickets in Rome. We bought our tickets in UK and paid double the cost you could pay at the colosseum tourist info

Visited May 2012
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“Amazing Architecture!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

If you love history you have to love Rome, all of it. The Colosseo is an amazing structure. Its size is massive and impressive. What the Romans were able to do in their time is just astounding on so many levels. Rome it's self is an amazing city.

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“Impressive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

First of all we had an amzing tour guide so she really brought the Colosseum to life, but this statium is impressive on it's own. Very cool

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