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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
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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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This was my second time at the Colosseum and of course it is still spectacular. However, this time I had 3 children with me; a 12 year old, 5 year old and 3 year old. I booked... read more

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This was my second time at the Colosseum and of course it is still spectacular. However, this time I had 3 children with me; a 12 year old, 5 year old and 3 year old. I booked our tickets through get your guide to 'skip the line'. It is July, the height of tourist season and mid 90 degree weather.... More 

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Lappeenranta, Finland
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To me the most impressive Roman sights are those dating back from Roman Empire: Colosseum, Pantheon, Roman Forum... Read the history and watch the movies e.g. Gladiator before you visit the place even you'll go to a guided tour. You'll get so much more out of it. If you want to explore Colosseum and Roman Forum at your own pace... More 

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Amazing to see something preserved built in 80AD. Ancient Roman architecture is amazing. It just wasn't as huge as I had imagined! Also, no food outlets on site which is always a disappointment for the Fatso. Needs "Colossal burgers", dogs, fries and diet soda to make it perfect!

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Bucharest, Romania
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This place is amazing and really impressive! Make sure you visit it while in Rome. Also, get a ticket for this and Foro Romano, it is cheaper like this. Plus, they are nearby and both of them are a must see.

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Go there first thing on the morning to avoid the crowds. Buy tickets on line in advance. Take the audio tour.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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We travelled via the underground. Really impressive. You have to see it. Large queues unless you're in a group.

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We booked a tour through expedia with City Wonders and this is a must see ! Our tour guide Renata was fantastic and it really is well worth doing a tour. We visited last week and the queues were rather big, not something you would want to stand in with July heat!

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Colosseum must definitely be on the top of the list of places you visit in Rome. Once you are inside, the sheer size of the building dwarfs your presence. It is literally magnificent. Make sure you book your ticket online at least a few days before your visit so that you skip the long queue for ticket sales. If you... More 

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I booked online for an audio tour that helped beat the queues - I found that the guided tours sold out really early so I missed out. There was still a line but it wasn't too bad, around 20 minutes to get in and get the audio. The score is purely for the Colosseum itself, not for the tourist experience.... More 

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A number of 'guides' approached us suggesting the queue was at least an hour's wait and we would be much better off with a small group on a guided tour and no wait. The cost of these tours were more than double the actual entrance fee. So maybe we were lucky but we went through security and bought a ticket... More 

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