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“Beautiful by Night”
Review of Colosseum

Colosseum
Ranked #3 of 2,023 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 29 June 2018 via mobile

Visited as solo traveller as part of a group tour in June.

Stopped one through the day to view the outside, got some amazing photo, lovely to see, slightly crowded what what do you expect.

Didn't have time to go inside.

Visited again in the evening once Colosseum was light up for the evening but far the better sight and more amazing photo opportunity. Less busy and found a small staircase which takes you up to a higher view point for better photos.

Worth seeing at least once at night!

Thank Saz_why
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Steeped in history a fantastic site but for the metro works at the present time. This is a spectacular site. Suggest the purchase of Roma pass to gain easy access with no queues.

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Arrived using the Hop On Hop Off Bus - wasn't sure whether to join the queue for tickets or join a tour - touts everywhere and can be a bit annoying. Worked our way through the throng of touts and people and jagged a tour which was well priced and didn't go through the "tour" gates like the other hundreds. Our tour was one of only a couple that entered through the Death Gate and brought you into the floor of the arena. Fabulous to look up at the levels and be so close to the dungeons below. Great guide, very knowledgeable, took us up to the other levels as well and we really enjoyed learning about the history of the Colosseum from the time it was first built and used, right through to modern times. What was supposed to be a 30 to 40 minute tour was almost an hour. I do not need any walking aids, other than using a hiking stick when negotiating uneven surfaces and took it with me on this occasion which was most useful. Also staff were considerate when seeing the hiking stick and allowed me the use of the elevator to the top instead of climbing the very steep stairs. This courtesy was much appreciated.

Thank Bethwyn2015
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Perfect way to spend a couple of hours
Book tickets to avoid the queues
Went in the afternoon with booked tickets, and was straight inside...

Thank Muir0308
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

You have to see this place if you are in Rome. It is not overrated. The area around it is also amazing. There are some nice views of the city.

Thank sophien
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