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“A wonder”
Review of Colosseum

Colosseum
Ranked #3 of 1,965 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 6 April 2018 via mobile

A must see in Rome, but, of course, very crowded. I would recommend a visit with a guide which includes the Roman forum and other historical sights

Thank Dunndus
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We booked a tour with the CoopCulture official site for a fixed time. Arriving 45mins early to find horrendous queues, we were told by several Coopculture officials to join the 'reservation' line, which was the longest of 3 queues (the other 2 queues being for some other tickets and 'buy today'). We stood in the line for 2 hours. It was very badly organised with a family pushing in behind when we got close to the sectioned areas. The queue for 'buy today' was very short, and in hindsight we should have just joined that queue and gone in. Because unbelievably all 3 lines lead to the same place - a security check ! No one ever asks you about which ticket you have until you are inside with everyone else. So we missed our tour, there was no other tour of the Belvedere for 3 hours (we weren't going to queue again!) and were given an audio guide inside (which incidentally was very poor quality phone, compared to the audio guide of the Vatican). It spoilt our day.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Awesome and very atmospheric. Must get there early to avoid the crowds. Can obtain double tickets which allows entry to Colosseum and the Forum.

Thank carol c
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

What an incredible place to visit! The enormity of the building, once inside, is even more amazing than the outside. Try to revisit in the evening too when the outside is lit up. Just wonderful!
We booked a guide for this and well worth it! Our tour guide Giorgio was wonderful! Hearing the passion and knowledge (from an ex history teacher and archaeologist) made it a great experience.
I know others might not be so lucky but a guide should be able to explain more about what you’re seeing.

Thank lorna-adams
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived at the colosseum via metro and what an unexpected, delightful surprise on exiting the station.
One thing though, by the end of our time walking around the building I was fed up to the back teeth of being offered selfie sticks, tacky souvenirs etc. Be firm and grumpy. However, the ones to really watch out for are the African con men - they are very clever in their approach - they try and befriend you and give you a sob story about how the white man doesn’t/ won’t shake his hand then, for giving him time he will give you a token, a tacky bracelet as a ‘gift’. DO NOT TAKE IT. What happens then, we witnessed it countless times while sat outside the colosseum, is, you then go on your way and he follows you and hassles you for money for the bracelet. Be firm with the street sellers but be borderline rude to these guys - they are nasty little sharks.
More needs to be done to get rid of the sellers from around the city as they are a pain!

Thank JL M
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