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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived at the colosseum via metro and what an unexpected, delightful surprise on exiting the station.
One thing though, by the end of our time walking around the building I was fed up to the back teeth of being offered selfie sticks, tacky souvenirs etc. Be firm and grumpy. However, the ones to really watch out for are the African con men - they are very clever in their approach - they try and befriend you and give you a sob story about how the white man doesn’t/ won’t shake his hand then, for giving him time he will give you a token, a tacky bracelet as a ‘gift’. DO NOT TAKE IT. What happens then, we witnessed it countless times while sat outside the colosseum, is, you then go on your way and he follows you and hassles you for money for the bracelet. Be firm with the street sellers but be borderline rude to these guys - they are nasty little sharks.
More needs to be done to get rid of the sellers from around the city as they are a pain!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank JL M
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

It was interesting, a must visit if you are in Rome, quite big, but I expected something more. Nevertheless the que (with no reservation) was around 30min, which is quite aceptable.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

If you visit Rome you must see the Colosseum, from the inside out. This historic area will offer you a chance to walk and see El Arco de Constantino, y el de Tito, El Foro Romano up to la Plaza Venecia. At night, El Colosseum will offer you a different experience with all the illumination. On my trip, we were lucky to have the full moon to provide additional light and perspective.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Peter K
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Something needed to be visited!
Recommend to join the guided group not only because fast entrance but also because of getting plenty of information.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nenacd
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed listening to the tour guide provide more information about the place, which was definitely much more enriching as many facts that she provided could not be found on panels or boards in the attraction. Tour took about 45 minutes which was a good duration. Afterwards we were then free to explore and take as many photos as we want. Knowing more history about this place gave me deeper understanding and greater interest in this amphitheatre.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank dxuexue
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