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Review of Colosseum

Colosseum
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US$ 108.56*
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City Sightseeing Transportation and Skip-The-Line Roma Pass
Ranked #1 of 1,497 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.
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Say what you want...”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

...but enter the Colosseo is always exciting if not even thrilling!
Your childrens (mouth opened) will love to see it too!
Buy tickets online and you'll avoid the queue at the entrance.
Do you know that this year (2012) Roma celebrate its 2765 anniversary?!!! That's massive!

To avoid at all costs, in my opinion, the coarseness presence of the Centurioni (outside, a picture for $$); a tolerated presence difficult to understand.
Want a souvenir? Look the inside shops firsts, price are reasonable and books (also for children) are available in a lot of languages.

Generally speaking too much to see in Roma, tours' plans must be done attentively according to your preferences in advance. At least some historical/architectural info on what you'll like to visit and see will allow a better comprehension of the monuments, become familiar with the italian names you want to visit will help too, Internet will help a lot in that (for tickets and private tour too).

Visited April 2012
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Dallas TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

Did a self guided tour through the colosseum. I am a history buff, so I knew enough history to make this interesting on my own. If you don't that much about its history I think I would be a good idea to to a guided tour.

Visited August 2011
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“Breathtaking at night”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

When you first see the Colosseum its breathtaking, how on one side of the road is a moden metro station and opposite is this magnificent ancient ruin. When its lit up at night, its truly fantastic.

We booked in advance which paid off, as the queue was massive.

Visited April 2012
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washington, ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

It's the colosseum, what more can I say? So awesome and we had a great guide the was privately hired. Steep stairs though, but handicap accessible.

Visited March 2012
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“Great Visit. You have to go there!!!”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

So much history!! Take your time and take in all of the levels.
Many vendors outside for gifts.

Visited May 2011
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