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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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  • Hilaria is a really knowledgable guide. Her enthusiasm for the history of Rome really shine through. I was there with my sixteen year old daughter and we both really enjoyed the tour.  more »
  • Steeped in history, these ruins are worth a visit. Also see the video presentation to get an insight into the history of this majestic place.  more »
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  • Its an amazing historical place. Worth to visit if you are in Rome. If you want to enjoy this place,try to know the background of the place before you visit it. Beware of local guides, you can avoid them by directly going to ticket counters.Visit both morning and evening time to take great photos! Really amazing place with rich history and culture. It’s one of the best creation of the world.
  • One of the greatest and certainly most iconic landmarks of ancient Rome. A must see for all tourists. Easy to find (easier than the toilets ) it holds so much history real and Hollywood. Suggestion - get a good local guide to take you through. You will get so much more out of it than you can get on your own.

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