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Colosseum
Colosseum

Colosseum

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Piazza del Colosseo 1, 00184 Rome, Italy
06 3996 7700
http://archeoroma.beniculturali.it/en/archaeological-site/colosseum
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Standing as an icon for both ancient Rome and modern Italy, the Colosseum is the largest Roman building ever built. Constructed in 70 AD under the emperor Vespasian, the Colosseum was finished in 80 ... Read more
AD and is a living monument to the technological expertise of the ancient Romans. The amphitheater hosted up to 50,000 people for gladiator fights, executions and animal hunts (including lions or crocodiles imported from Africa for the popular entertainment). In the summer of 2010 the Colosseum's underground -- including its animal cages and gladiator chambers -- was once again opened to visitors.

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Miami, Florida, USA

Historic spot that is a must-see location and photo spot. Entering the site is optional as it is just as compelling to walk around.

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Amazing sight. Probably not worth paying for entrance. Beware of all the frauds trying to sell you something

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San Diego

Make sure to download a audible tour (Rick Steves) for a walking tour. Cool to see how modern areas got their start.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA

So much history, so beautiful as I said before really hard for me to express in words my experience .

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado, USA

This is one of the most beautiful places I've ever traveled to. It was beautiful at night too.. must see

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St. Louis

Incredible incredible incredible. Take a tour and color yourself impressed! A must-see.

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Johannesburg, South Africa

The tour is very long so pack walking shoes...doesn't only cover the colosseum

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Bergen, Norway

Amazing! This is one of the things you absolutely HAVE to see if you're in Rome!

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Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an elliptical monument built of concrete and stone. It was the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire and is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. This is a must-see in Rome and just 14min by walk!

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Claymont, Delaware

Tips:
-Use the bathroom before getting here
-Spring for the underground tour

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São Paulo, Brasil

The greatness of this place is unbelieveble! You can feel the indecredible energy around it!

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Henderson, Nevada

What hasn't been said about the history of this structure. My suggestion is try and tour at the coolest part of the day. It dies get hot starting in late May. The street hawkers were very annoying and watch for pick pockets.

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Cincinnati, Ohio

Going to the Colosseum was such a great and beautiful experience. Knowing that so much history had occurred here was so cool. I was in awe the whole time I was there.

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Marsaxlokk

The Colosseum is the symbol of Rome. It is simply stunning. Unfortunately I only had a day in the city and I could not beat the queues and ended having a partial experience of it only. I will definitely go back soon.

Outside men dressed in pageantry Roman uniforms pose for photos. Beware they are pushy and will request money.

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Waterloo

Very busy place. Almost so overrun with tourists it's hard to really enjoy it.

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Reno, Nevada, USA

It's one thing to see pictures, but on can only truly experience this landmark by standing inside of it and by witnessing it's surroundings. It's location seems so odd; it's a view that is rarely captured in photos.

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Long Beach, California

Beautiful piece of history that is a must see. A guided tour is nice but may not be necessary if you already have a good knowledge of the history of the structure.

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Vicenza, Italy

People come from everywhere in the world to come see the Colosseum to find out you can only buy tickets to go in until 3pm. It needs to open till at least 6pm.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

One of the seven wonders of the world right here in this beautiful city! The colosseum is a rome must, and is especially beautiful at dusk/sunset. Absolutely as gorgeous as people say.

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Los Altos, California, USA

Quite a sight to see Rome's greatest amphitheater. It's the biggest structure in Rome.

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Aliases: Colosseo , Coliseum, Colliseum, Colosseo

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