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Review of Colosseum

Colosseum
Ranked #3 of 2,022 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Awesome and very atmospheric. Must get there early to avoid the crowds. Can obtain double tickets which allows entry to Colosseum and the Forum.

Thank carol c
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

What an incredible place to visit! The enormity of the building, once inside, is even more amazing than the outside. Try to revisit in the evening too when the outside is lit up. Just wonderful!
We booked a guide for this and well worth it! Our tour guide Giorgio was wonderful! Hearing the passion and knowledge (from an ex history teacher and archaeologist) made it a great experience.
I know others might not be so lucky but a guide should be able to explain more about what you’re seeing.

Thank lorna-adams
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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!

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.

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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.

Thank Peter K
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