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Colosseum, Rome

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Considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering, Colosseum is the largest amphitheater in the world. This world-famous Roman landmark is one of the city's most visited attractions, so expect a long line and an even longer wait. Skip the long line for the general entry by joining a guided tour of the site or by booking your tickets online. Built of concrete and stone, the elliptical amphitheater was originally capable of seating some 50,000 spectators who came to watch animal fights and gladiatorial combats. Emperor Vespasian began the amphitheater project in 70 CE. It was completed during the reign of Titus about ten years later, measuring 48 m (157 ft) high, 188 m (617 ft) long, and 156 m (511 ft) wide. Plan your visit to Colosseum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Rome online visit planner.
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  • Great place to go to but over crowded and uncomfortable. Found it hard to pay attention to the history and keep up with my tour guide. 
    Great place to go to but over crowded and uncomfortable. Found it hard to pay attention to the history and keep up with my tour guide.  more »
  • It was a great experience, but i would advice visiting the hill with a live guide, as it is an amazing place 
    It was a great experience, but i would advice visiting the hill with a live guide, as it is an amazing place  more »
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  • The Colosseum is extremely beautiful. Make sure to read some history behind it before your visit. I would recommend to take a guided tour. We were lucky to have an English speaking Italian guide, who was incredible. Also try to visit the Palatine hill. Our visit took us back in time :) and we left with great memories. Also make sure to take a walk around the area. It's a beautiful walk with many surprises.
  • Amazing! Lines are long but worth the wait. This place will make you feel small. Highly recommend booking an experienced tour guide, preferably someone who is familiar with Bible based tours. The history of this place as well as the grandeur is pretty cool. Go early so the lines aren’t too long and bring a hat and water, you will be happy you did.

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