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Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
(+39) 06 39967700
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

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 booked a City Wonder (skip the line tour). I was so happy not to wait in the long queues; it saved a lot of time. It was great listen to a guide explain the history and... read more

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I booked a City Wonder (skip the line tour). I was so happy not to wait in the long queues; it saved a lot of time. It was great listen to a guide explain the history and construction. We began on the stage floor to get a perspective that the gladiators would have had. It was incredible. As we wandered... More 

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Amazing place took a guided tour worth every penny as they bring it alive for you and really give you an insight to Rome as it was

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Staines, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Anyone visiting Rome for the first time wants to see the Coleseum. I would advise getting skip the line tickets in advance, it was well worth it. Other queue was horrendous. Personally didn't bother with a guide, and I dont think we missed much, loads of information boards

Thank cliveh0lmes
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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I loved the Colosseum. Loved it. If you go I would recommend a tour guide and paying a little more to visit the basement and 'behind the scenes' areas. This will also permit you to head up to the highest point and the views are tremendous. Our tour also had an additional walk around the Palantino which was really insightful... More 

Thank Martin R
Berkeley, California
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We were here on a layover. We decided to take an uber to the Colosseum. We put our carry on in storage for 6 euros each. It took about 45 minutes from the Airport. I thought the Greek ruins were incredible and they were but this Colosseum was monstrous, there are ruins all throughout the city. You must spend a... More 

Thank Sky G
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really enjoyed visiting the colosseum, it's also worth allowing some time to visit all of the surrounding Roman sites. The Q's are quick also so don't be conned into Q-Skips.

Thank Darren K
Beverley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were part of a group with a guide. There is so much more to see than is apparent from the outside [and it's pretty awesome from the outside]. and our guide brought it all to life.

Thank Geoff K
Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

we're lucky to go colosseum for visit at the first sunday of May! And it's for free! We went there at 9:30am and already many people waiting. But the lines are going fast, so not a big trouble. Rent a video guidance is very necessary and it's not not expensive, only 6 or 7 euros. very helpful. Personally not a... More 

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One of the must see places in Rome but take a guide to avoid the lines. They history it too important to just walk through

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What can I say about the Colosseum that hasn't already been said? Instead of getting into the history of the building and what it was used for, as that can be more thoroughly enjoyed by reading a book, I will review the best way to visit this landmark in my opinion. Going with a group tour is a must do... More 

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