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Colosseum
Ranked #3 of 2,014 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 4 April 2018 via mobile

The coliseum opens at 8:30. If you have a guide you get in after waiting in a small line. Your guide should buy the tickets before you get there. They only let so many people in then the gates are closed. They wait until everyone is out and allow the next group of people in. There are a few signs to read but the guide can give you so much more. Alessandro Calì. Was our guide and he was also an archaeologist. It was $70. An hour but it was worth every penny. His company name is Eyes of Rome. His English was excellent. We went to all three levels and sub level where there were gladiators, animals and slaves. Without a guide you won’t know this. He also showed us how the covering went over the top through a pulley system again you need a good guide. If you are going here once in your life get a guide or you will miss out on so much interesting facts over the centuries.

Thank Linda R
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We purchased skip the line tickets that included the Colosseum arena floor and underground tunnels. This enabled us to skip the very long queues and once inside we were met by our guide. She was knowledgeable and helpful on our tour of the Colosseum pointing out different features and explaining about some of the myths about what actually happened within the arena.
The ticket also included the Forum and Palatine Hill and this tour was conducted by another lady who was again very knowledgeable. She explained how Rome was built up and how the forum was developed and pointed out different structures and what they were. All together it was a good tour without all the waiting for hours in queues.

Thank Tonydd50
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We went in the queue at around 8:20am with pre-booked online tickets. The pre-booked print at home ticket queue was rather short compared to non-ticket holder. We were in there before 9am.
So it's definitely worth being there early and paid the extra 2 Euro for the online booking fee.

Thank L T
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Upon entering, we were overwhelmed with the history of the Colisseum. We had the good fortune of having an exceptional guide which contributed greatly to the overall experience. Go very early as it gets crowded quickly and stays that way.

Thank PeggyZin
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

For being in this place was as dream and came true
The smell of the history u can feel it every where
Advise everyone come to Rome to visit this place

Thank patrick9876m
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