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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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  • The best of Rome without doubt. Of night, day. Gives equal time to which go only to stand in front and look at this ancient work impresses and leaves you speechless
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  • A place full of history, beautiful, huge ... We went in August, namely the high season, the queues were huge but it was worth it. The place is beautiful, you can take beautiful photos, the ticket have access to foro romano ... Worth to visit.
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  • The Colosseum is a worthwhile historical landmark to visit. Be sure to get there early as the queues are always long. Booking online is a better option as this queues is shorter. There are various option for tours. I enjoyed the self-guided tape option. It is nice to move around the Colosseum at your own pace. I would love to have done a night tour.
  • The Colosseum is an absolute must see during your time in Rome. Getting there early ensures you spend less time in the queue, booking online before hand will allow you to use an even shorter queue. There are various options for tours but I recommend the self-guided tape option as you can go at your own pace. Set aside 2 hours of the day to discover this amazing piece of architecture thoroughly.
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