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Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
(+39) 06 39967700
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08:30 - 18:15
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 18:15
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Perhaps the best-preserved of the monuments of ancient Rome, this huge...

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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Skip the Line: Colosseum Official Guided Tour - Entrance Fee Included
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Ancient Monuments of Rome Tour with Skip-the-Line Passes

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The Colosseum is an amazing structure and difficult to believe it was actually larger! Definitely worth standing in line to get in. Plan to stay at least an hour, then it's a... read more

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Littleton, Massachusetts
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The Colosseum is an amazing structure and difficult to believe it was actually larger! Definitely worth standing in line to get in. Plan to stay at least an hour, then it's a short walk to the Forum.

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This was one of the best historic sites I saw in Rome. We visited many wonderful places and the Colosseum was my personal favorite.

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When visiting rome the colosseum is a must visit and stunning to see at night when its lit up 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

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The crowds were not too bad on a Thursday morning at 11:00am, we booked out tickets ahead of time (as any rational person must must must do!), It was efficient and pleasant, and we used Rick Steeves' audio guide and it was great.

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Ride the metro to visit this. Climb the stairs out of the Colosseum metro and WAM, there it is: the colosseum framed in the doorway. It's only 2 stops from Termini on the B Line! You can get a skip the line pass from a promotor on the grounds or earlier. The tour is worth it so you can hear... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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The scale of the Colosseum is quite something, it's vast, you can imagine what it must have been in its former glory. The high steps gives the impression that quite fit people would climb these stairs. This is one historic venue you should make sure you visit. The queues were not not bad and once in there is room for... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Amazing structure, don't fall into the trap of buying expensive "skip the line" tickets, it's cold and windy inside even on a hot day so go prepared.

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I purchased my ticket online and it permitted me not to wait too long. Go in the morning ( I was there at 8:10am - it opened at 8:30am)... walking around the ruins while there is just a few dozen people is priceless.

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I understand that a visit to the Colosseum is something which all visitors to Rome are going to do, but I find it hard to claim that this is an agreeable experience! First of all I would recommend buying your tickets in advance on the Colosseum web site and be sure to select the option to print the ticket in... More 

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Since we have been in the Colosseum by day, we took a new guided tour which is now offered - a guided tour by night. This is a different experience all together. You are in a small group with a guide. The Colosseum is empty (without thousands of people). The guide is taking you into the "behind the scenes" of... More 

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