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“A wow moment and tips on how not to que for tickets” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Colosseum

Colosseum
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City Sightseeing Transportation and Skip-The-Line Roma Pass
Ranked #1 of 1,456 things to do in Rome
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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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“A wow moment and tips on how not to que for tickets”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

I took my 2 teenagers and 10 year old to visit the colosseum and we were all blown away by the sheer size and beauty of this attraction. Even though it was winter at the time of visiting there were still long ques to get tickets at the entry into colosseum. Most people don't realize there are two other places you can buy tickets from so you don't have to wait for hours. The ticket is a combined one into the palantine hill, museum, roman forum and colosseum, you can buy the ticket from the office out the front of the entry into the roman forum and palantine hill (we brought our ticket from there and waited in line for 20 mins max at peak time of day). There is also another ticket booth and entry into the roman forum along the outside wall where all the tour buses are. If you are standing facing the roadside traffic you would walk to your right about 5 minutes. We exited through this area and there was no que but people were buying tickets and entering.

Visited December 2013
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“Awesome”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

To see the Colosseum up close and personal is really amazing. A piece of history that has withstand the test of time. Other then the sheer size, the construction was an engineering feat by itself.

Recommend to book your tickets online to avoid the long queue.

Visited December 2013
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“Awesome, smaller in person”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

The colesseum was awesome and you should see it. It's amazing how our modern day stadium design hasn't really changed. We waited about 20 minutes to buy tickets, not too bad. I would advise against the audio tour as we did. I would also advise against a tour group as we did. Spend 15 minutes researching the history before you go, and enjoy. One thing I did hate, as I did in much of Rome, is the postcards never show you the impoverished beggars and immigrants constantly trying to sell you trinkets and such. We must have been approached by no short of 15 - 20 people trying to sell us scarfs. Don't let this deter you at all, just be aware so you aren't let down. Also, as many say, it wasn't as big as I thought it would be. Make sure to use your colesseum ticket to get into Palatine Hill, the first Roman town. It's a nice, casual walk amongst ruins and orange trees. I was a nice departure from constant turists. You will be glad you did!

Visited November 2013
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“AWESOME”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

The most awesome site you have ever seen. We were traveling in a group so we had separate faster entrance and our own guide to relay all the hisotry and stories of the building.

Visited October 2013
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

The sheer size is truly amazing. A long awaited visit fulfilled my expectations. Avoid the Roman Soldiers who do not advertse that there is a charge for photographs until you have agreed a price.

Visited December 2013
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