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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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City Sightseeing Transportation and Skip-The-Line Roma Pass
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Small-Group Tour: Colosseum Underground
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Skip the Line: Colosseum Official Guided Tour - Entrance Fee Included

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Just bought tickets and toured on our own. Teens enjoyed walking around and taking photos. Magnificent to see little up at night

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just bought tickets and toured on our own. Teens enjoyed walking around and taking photos. Magnificent to see little up at night

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Roman Colosseum is constructed of concrete and sand. Construction began in 72 AD and was completed in 80 AD. The Colosseum held up to 80,000 spectators. It was used for gladiator games and public spectacles. The walk is very scenic. The Colosseum is located near attractions; such as, The Rome Forum, Arch of Titus and the Arch of Constantine.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the Colosseum in Italy in 2013 and again in September 2016. My husband enjoyed the visit more than I did, I am not particularly interested in ruins but the visit was still well worth the trip. It was still very fascinating!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must see for any visitor to Rome. Best to get there early to avoid the long queues and crowds - pre purchase your ticket if possible. It is a shame there are so many touts and "tour guides" in the area, best to avoid them all. There is also a lot of construction around the site with a new... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

easy to access with a pre-booked tour. Ruins were of course like nothing other. We used Rome4Kids which we would highly recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't be in Rome without a stop at the Colosseo. To be in Rome and not stop would be considered heretical. If you are worried about getting lost and you are in the Central train station, go to the lower level, purchase a ticket for the underground and find the line with a "Colosseo" stop. Get off at Colosseo,... More 

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Salou, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Apart from the very annoying people trying to sell you tickets, selfie sticks and 'free' bracelets, this was a great attraction, we queued for our tickets (only credit cards accepted) and make sure if you have students with you that they have ID as they get in cheaper. The tickets were good valu as they were also for the Roman... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Didn't go inside as the queues were quite long but the whole site is very impressive and well worth wandering round. It gives a real sense of grandeur and you can start to imagine what the place would have been like when at its best.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited here last week and it was amazing!! On entering the colesseum every hair stood up on my body. We took a guided tour with a lovely lady called uta who was absolutely fantastic! We even got to see the house of livia which was such an honour! It's definitely a must see when you get to rome and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We pre booked a tour of the lower level and the third floor. This meant we got to see the Closseum in the best way possible. Make sure you are given the map when you collect your tickets as we did not so had to ask for some from the audio tour desk. We were lucky with the weather and... More 

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