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Reviewed today

Skip the line maybe a bit more expensive, but you really buy time. In the Colosseum 'only' 1.000 people per shift are allowed. It feels very quiet. Amazing place you have to visit!

Thank Tynke v
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Reviewed today via mobile

Fantastic attraction. We bought tickets with audio guide (make sure you bring your own ear plugs) at Tiqets and did not have any issue or waiting time, apart from queening for a short time to get paper tickets - many languages available. There is a lift to take you to 1st and 2nd floor(not sure about others) not many toilets around tough. Nice view inside and great view on the outside too. Remember to take a photo before going from second to first floor where you can also see the Arch of Titus, near the souvenir shop :)

Thank 787raquelg
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Reviewed today via mobile

Go early to avoid lines. We took a guided tour into the top levels which gave a good glimpse into the early history of the region.

Thank UDCAKC
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Reviewed today

This massive amphitheater where gladiators and wild animals fought is an iconic symbol of Rome. We booked a tour which skipped the queues so was worth it. Fascinating history on the building and stories behind it. Wear proper shoes as there is a lot of walking on uneven surfaces. Altogether an interesting experience.

Thank nellielim
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the Colosseum a few days ago and it is always an amazing place to visit.

The wonder of such a construction by the Romans and then the thoughts of how many people lost their lives for the entertainment of others.

The queues can be very long for getting your tickets. Please don’t be taken in by the constant nonsense of “tour guides” offering the opportunity to skip the line by selling times tickets at inflated prices.

As with many major attractions in Rome you can prebook tickets online (through official sites) and you get a timed ticket.

The only issue we had was that there is no reduction for senior citizens. So we had to purchase new tickets but the website refunded the other tickets bought.

The website could be made clearer to show there is no reduction offered to senior citizens as this is a natural assumption for many.

Overall though a great place to visit and would recommend.

Thank chrisyule23
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Reviewed yesterday

We downloaded Rick Steve's guide to Rome and the Colsseum on our cellphones and then played it as we walked around. His audiotour is so good that other tourists began to follow us closely to hear what we should know and see here.

Thank cacee4
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Reviewed yesterday

We booked an underground chambers tour using viator. Unfortunately, we could not see the underground sites because it flooded that morning. In addition, we were 2 minutes late to our tour and the tour left without us (completely understandable, but I thought we could catch up with them if it was only 2 minutes...I have a feeling they left earlier). We were on standby for almost 2 hours to see if we could squeeze into another tour. We got super lucky because we were able to!
Our tour guide (either Emily or Amelia?) was super nice and knowledgeable about the Colesseum and Palatine Hill. We really enjoyed her as a tour guide and I wish we had smaller bills to tip her! There was a marathon going on right in front of the entrance of the Colosseum and she literally guided people through the runners. Overall, the Colesseum was an amazing experience and the sites of Palatine Hill were breath taking. it was one of my favorite parts of my trip to Italy!

Thank Seaside738654
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Reviewed yesterday

Going to Rome? Can't miss this stop, but do yourself two favors - buy tickets online direct in advance and go to the bathroom before entering.

Thank bsandds
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Reviewed yesterday

I suppose when one is in Rome the obvious thing to do is visit the Forum and the Colosseum. Pro tip - BOOK A TOUR!! For starters you get to skip the lines (dear God, the lines!!). Secondly, you get a ton of information you never knew you never knew about the foundations of the building, its construction, what took place in there .... etc. Fascinating altogether. Also, bring water as once you are inside the gates (especially if it is a hot day) you can't get your hands on any. ALSO also ... stairs is a thing here along with very uneven surfaces ... so consider this if you will be visiting with young children or the elderly. An elevator is available if need be but it only goes to the second floor, not higher.

Thank Bubviv
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the combined guided tour Underground and to the Upper Levels by purchasing tickets at the ticket office.
We had tried to buy tickets on line, but the advance tickets were all sold out. So we got to the ticket line at 8:00, the gates opened at 8:30, and we only had a short line. We bought our admission tickets at one of the main windows, and learned that the guided tour tickets were sold at a separate ticket window (#11 I believe). It was worth it. Having a guide really added to depth to our appreciation of this marvel. It was amazing to see up close the construction from the year 70AD, and appreciate all the different ways the building was used. We also downloaded the Rick Steves audio tour app to our cell phone and used that for further background information. the colorful commentary from the guide and the Rick Steeves app made for a great 1/2 day experience.

Thank Joe P
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