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.
When we arrived we were planning on going through it by ourselves. But, we heard that some there were tours going on - provided by the colosseum - that you didnt need to book for. So we went and got a ticket. Also, the ticket that you get when entering the colosseum also allowes you to enter some other places. Just cheak up on it and you can get free access to some other attractions.
I loved the colosseum and would love to go back any time. I reccomend going again some day. It's also not to expensive and allows you to have food and drinks in there as long as you don't spill or break anything.
I was wonderful. I recommend taking one of the guided tours inside. There are people walking around offering tours. You get a walkie talkie and the guides are very good. You learn a lot of the history and get in quicker.
I love this place. I have been here a few times and it never gets boring. I would recommend going early in the morning to avoid lines. Also, beware of the "gladiators" outside, it costs about 50 euro to get your picture taken with one (eek!).
My husband and I visited the colosseum in February this year and actually believe it or not, not very impressed with it. I guess I had built up in my mind what I thought it would be like or look like and it didn't quite look like I thought it would. Certainly not saying don't go, by all means do but there are so many other sites that are more interesting or beautiful in Rome. Definitely get a guide outside the entrance and it makes it more interesting.
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