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.
I went to Rome with my friends and lasted two weeks. We had lots of fun because we never stoped visiting the sites, we were always on the go. The most beautiful place to us was the Vatican. There were other interesting places that we enjoyed like the Castle San Angelo and lots of other amazing places that we visited.
You dont want to miss this when in Rome but...the experience we had there diminished the greatness of it. When we walked up, the "gladiators" out front offered to take pics with them and our family. Then they demanded 10 Euros for it! There will be tour guides who ask you to join their tour to avoid a wait in the regular line, then come to find out you will have wait with them also. Our tour guide was a grumpy old man who refused to speak louder. This was a disappointing experience!
To the writer who exclaims, "...who wants to see an old, decomposing colosseum?" Why don't you stay in the comfort of your pre-fab, circa 1998 home so you can totally ignore a little thing called history and culture. Just don't forget to thank the Romans for your indoor plumbing, innovations with urban planning and Roman numerals (so you can tell the difference between the Rocky movies and each of the Super Bowls). A word of advice: don't go to Athens...you may have a coronary. Che caffone.
We went on the sunday morning 20/4/08 and the queues were huge, although much to our delight they went down very fast and in all I think we queued for max 30 minutes. It is well worth a visit for the €11 it is we spent at least a couple of hours there and it was coupled with the manifestation parade which only heightened the enjoyment more. Heres a bit of trivia for you did you know they used to fill the bottom or the collossuem in water and reinact battle scenes!!!! Just walking round thinking about the gladiators and christians and of course the lions. Its definetly not to be missed on your trip to Rome.
when we were approaching the collesseum we were gob smacked. the sheer size alone is breath taking. guided tour was fantastic. it would be foolish to go in on your own. did u know the camp nou(where barcelona play there soccer) is designed on the collesseum.
Truely a collossal structure, impressive not only for the history of the games that were held there, but for the engineering and design of the space. Amazing views of ancient Rome, hard to miss and impossible to forget. A definate must see while in Rome, any time of the year. Great to plan a day at the Foro Romano and Colosseo
Rome was great but it could do without the rude people..no hospitality at all..they charge double if your an american at the colosseum..one thing was nice you really dont need to buy the bus tickets noone ever checks on the bus. We learned this after buying ours of course..
NEVER HAVE BEEN THERE LIKE TO SEE HOW THIS PLACE LOOKS LIKE!IS IT BEATIFUL THERE? IS THERE BEATUFUL THINGS THERE IS THERE PEOPLE THAT LOVE TO TALK WITH PEPLE AND DO THEY LOVRE TO STAY THERE AND TALK ABOUT THERE MEMORIES?????/
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