No visit to Rome is complete without seeing its magnificent Colosseum (Colosseo), a vast amphitheater with seating for 55,000 ... More
No visit to Rome is complete without seeing its magnificent Colosseum (Colosseo), a vast amphitheater with seating for 55,000 that was designed as a horse racing circuit and arena for animal fighting and gladiatorial battles. After its completion, spectacular 100-day celebrations were organized as part of the opening ceremony in 72 BCE. Its name is believed to come from Nero's enormous statue of Colossus that stood close by.
We skipped the lines by buying a Roma Pass for 30 eur. Your get to see 2 historic places free and do not wait in line and the others are half price and all the bus and subways are free sad thing is it is only for 3 days
It really is amazing from the outside. It's amazing to finally see this arena after hearing about it so much. It is cool from the inside, but it's not as impressive as the outside. If you only have a day or two, don't feel like you need to wait in the 2 hour line to get inside. If you can get the skip the line, sure, but that coast's a lot. It is a must in Rome, but it's ok if you don't go inside.
The place is simply incredible! Yes there are some times when things don't go as planned. There are times when guides od gladiators aren't what the should be. But this place takes all that and makes it seem like nothing from what I can tell. It's so huge and all that history...... it's just.... like ....... it's like I said AWSOME! I don't have to go there, I can read the reviews, close my eyes and I'm there. The good thing about it is it's a lot less expensive that way and I don't have to deal with the long waits in the sweltering heat. If I ever do go to Rome I will buy my ticket ahead of time though.
Hello everyone, here's a tip. The ticket you buy for the colosseum also includes the visits to palatino hill and the roman forum. My suggestion is to go first to palatino hill (the line is so much smaller) and then go to coloseum. I waited aprox 10 min in line at the palatino hill and less than 2 minutes at the coloseum after that. Note that the lines at coloseum are loooong (more than 2 hours in august for example). Enjoy your trip!
Apon arrival, a young lady asked if we would like to avoid the queue and join a guided tour (the cost was almost double the regular entrance fee). We paid her and after a short wait, were led into the colosseum. The tour lasted about an hour and was well worth the cost (it also included a guide for the Roman Forum). We were fortunate to have a very knowledgeable guide who encouraged us to ask questions. If you don't enjoy history, stay home and out of the heat. I will cherish this memory until the day I konk over.
The best thing about the colloseum is all the history and how grand it is. There are no words to describe it. I would recommend visiting this site early in the morning. Women should be aware of the guys who pose as galdiators, if you want a picture with them they will ask for a tip but be careful they can be quite fresh. Otherwise visiting this attraction made the entire trip worth it.
Wow, I will have to say that it was an awesome feeling to be standing in the very famous historical Colosseum. My husband went camera crazy. I will say that our tour wasn't that great and they cut off taking us upstairs. In total, the tour took 20 minutes. They did continue the tour across the street at the palace gardens. In all though, it is a must see. I would say even though our tour was short it is best to have someone explain things.
The colliseum was great. The gladiators took pictures with us for free b.c we used our camera.They actually posed for 4 pictures with us. The horse and carriage people will try to rip you off, but you can avoid them.The sights were great.It was fun to walk around on our own without keeping up with a group and watching the clock.I would love to go back.
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