This was everything I had imagined it would be - and more.
We bought our tickets online before we left the UK and this meant we could "skip-the-line". So basically we went straight through to the security check point rather than waiting in a queue for over and hour.
We opted to have the audio guide which was really helpful and informative - you could chose where to explore and go round the Colosseum in your own time and the audio guide was easy to use.
Nothing could quite prepare you for stepping out into the main auditorium of this vast arena - you could almost hear the cheer of the crowds and the roars of the Gladiators.
We spent a good couple of hours exploring, but you can spend a much or a little time here are you wish. The views out from the Colosseum are also as beautiful and breathtaking as the views inside.More