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“Make sure its open though.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Colosseum

Colosseum
Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome, Italy
(+39) 06 480201
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Ranked #9 of 726 attractions in Rome
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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.
Paris, France
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“Make sure its open though.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I picked a bad for this one as it was a general strike so all the monuments were closed. I walked round the outside though which is the most impressive part of it or so I am told. It's a truly beautiful monument and it was great to see it all the same.

Visited April 2012
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“i LOVE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

i always loved the Romans and the Gladiators so it was a wonderful experience to be there and take the tour

Visited November 2012
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“The history talks to you”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

You are walking though the history and you have feelings that the spirit of the buttle is still here

Visited September 2012
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New York City, New York
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“The Origin of the Idea of Free Bread & Circus to the Masses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

This was my 4th visit in 34 years and a lot of work was done to make it more comprehensible to the visitor. Now you can almost understand the immensity of it and from it you begin to grasp the pull reality shows have on us... Roman Emperors understood that well, a tool used to mute discord and muffle opposition, perfect diversion tool...

Visited November 2012
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“Get the audio guide-it's worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Spent 3 hours amazed. I am a disabled traveler...there is an elevator and handicapped accessible restrooms...who knew? Pleasantly surprised. Also, no charge for wheelchair visitors and those pushing them...no charge for the audio tour either.
Fantastic photo ops from the upper floor. An absolute must see...

Visited December 2012
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