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Colosseum, Rome

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Considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering, Colosseum is the largest amphitheater in the world. This world-famous Roman landmark is one of the city's most visited attractions, so expect a long line and an even longer wait. Skip the long line for the general entry by joining a guided tour of the site or by booking your tickets online. Built of concrete and stone, the elliptical amphitheater was originally capable of seating some 50,000 spectators who came to watch animal fights and gladiatorial combats. Emperor Vespasian began the amphitheater project in 70 CE. It was completed during the reign of Titus about ten years later, measuring 48 m (157 ft) high, 188 m (617 ft) long, and 156 m (511 ft) wide. Plan your visit to Colosseum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Rome online visit planner.
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  • This was the big entertainment centre for the masses, Roman style. At full capacity, it would entertain fifty-five thousand locals, who would cheer, scream, and boo at the sight of the Gladiators...  more »
  • Would recommend to everyone to take a guides tour to the Colosseum! It is extremely beautiful from the outside, but it inside is gorgeaus and you can understand so much about its history!  more »
  • Cheesy title. But it says it all. You simply HAVE to visit this place when you are in Rome. We visited 10 years again and didn’t have time and always regretted it. Then, last year we made an...  more »
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  • Its an amazing historical place. Worth to visit if you are in Rome. If you want to enjoy this place,try to know the background of the place before you visit it. Beware of local guides, you can avoid them by directly going to ticket counters.Visit both morning and evening time to take great photos! Really amazing place with rich history and culture. It’s one of the best creation of the world.
  • One of the greatest and certainly most iconic landmarks of ancient Rome. A must see for all tourists. Easy to find (easier than the toilets ) it holds so much history real and Hollywood. Suggestion - get a good local guide to take you through. You will get so much more out of it than you can get on your own.
  • We visited Colosseum in 2014 on our trip of Europe. There are many historical landmarks around the Colosseum. We took a guided tour of this place with live commentary through headphones. The guide told us about the year it was built and its history. This man made marvel of engineering and architecture is thousands of years old. And still its standing. There is some restoration work going on. This Colosseum is the icon of the strong Roman empire. Interestingly this Colosseum is also the inspiration for architecture in building the stadiums of today. The past glory of this Colosseum was shown in films like Ben Her and Gladiator. We were thrilled to see this icon of the mighty Roman empire. 👌🏼👍🏻
  • Always a pleasure to see history in real life. This weeks visit was like the time one would visit in the 1990s. So the crowds were light. But the scenery was beautiful. The Italians and tourists alike were very nice and friendly and a slow pace enjoying the moments along the way were really cool too. Please continue to come to Italy and enjoy.
  • Excellent historic place. Feels the powerful energy of this place. It looks especially fantastic in the evening or at night. It is worth going inside and exploring all the territories. One of the greatest structures of the ancient world. If you are in Rome it's worth a look.

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