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Colosseum

4.6/52,461 Reviews
Historical Site

Business Hours

Opening hours: 8:30-19:15. Ticket office opening hours: February 2 - February 15: 8:30-16:30; February 16 - March 15: 8:30-17:00; March 16 - last Saturday of March: 8:30-17:30; last Sunday of March - August 31: 8:30-19:15; September 1 - September 30: 8:30-19:00; October 1 - last Saturday of October: 8:30-18:30; last Sunday of October - December 31: 8:30-16:30. The final admission time is 1 hour before closing.

Address

Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Rome
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About Colosseum

The Colosseum may be the most famous landmark in all of Rome. It was built in 80 AD and was once the site of many gladiator battles to the death, and prisoners fended off hungry lions. The Colosseum consists of four floors in total (including the basement), however only part of the ground floor and second floor are currently open to the public. The first floor offers a view of the maze-like buildings in the center of the Colosseum that were once part of the basement of the structure. They were once the homes of the beasts and gladiators that would be made to fight for the entertainment of the crowds. From the second floor, one can see the interior structure of the Colosseum which is divided into three parts: the arena, the auditorium and the podium. It is also a perfect location for taking unforgettable photos.

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  • E26****7133
    5.0

    It's one if the iconic buildings in Rome. It takes yiu back to thousands years if Roman history and heritage. Colosseum tour along with Roman Forum and Platine Hill is good starting point to immerse yourself in the city's heritage. It can get crowded so uts best to take a private tour which are available in plenty. It involves lot of walking so wear comfortable shoes.

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  • _WeCh****003749
    5.0

    The Roman Colosseum is a fantastic piece of architecture and historialGet an audio video guide when you enter. It explains the story behind the architecture - the social classes during Roman empire, the battle of Gladiators, their hidden surprise rooms below the battlegrounds,spend at least 2 hours roaming around and exploring this wonderful monument. The Roman ruins and other popular landmarks are also close by when you are done with this gem. there will be a ticket to visit it. it is better to buy online to avoid very long queue. and c trip ticket are cheaper than on site ticket

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  • 蔡芷涵
    5.0

    The Colosseum was ordered by the Emperor Vespasian and was built in ancient Rome to please the triumphant returning generals and soldiers and to praise the great Roman Empire. Built during the reign of his son Tumishan, it was one of the landmarks of the Roman Empire. The Colosseum was built on the site of another Roman emperor, Nero's Domus Aurea, which was destroyed by the fire in Rome in 64 A.D. The Colosseum was the place where animals and human beings performed in ancient Rome. The gladiators who participated in the performance had to fight with a wild animal until one of them died. There were also human-to-human fights. According to the Roman historian Dio Cassius, when the Colosseum was built, the Romans held a 100-day celebration and slaughtered 9,000 livestock. The Colosseum originated from the theatre of the ancient Greek period. At that time, the theatres were built near the hill and were semi-circular. The auditorium rose from the top of the hillside. But in ancient Rome, such as the Epidauros Theater, about 330 B.C., designers - "Pyricoretos Polykleitos the Younger]. People began to use the arch ticket structure to erect audience seats and connect the two semicircle theatres, thus forming the so-called amphitheatrum, and no longer need to rely on mountains. The Roman Colosseum is the largest oval-shaped arena in the Roman Empire. It has a long axis of 187 meters, a short axis of 155 meters, a circumference of 527 meters, a performance area in the center, a long axis of 86 meters, a short axis of 54 meters, the ground is covered with floors, and the outside is surrounded by tiers of stands. There are about 60 rows of stands, divided into five districts. The bottom front row is the VIP (such as elders, officers, priests, etc.) area, the second floor is for nobles, the third area is for the rich, the fourth area is for ordinary citizens, and the last area is for women at the bottom, all of which are seats. There is also a suspended canopy in the auditorium, which is used to shade the sun, and the canopy tilts to the middle for ventilation. These canopies are operated by sailors standing on the top porch like sails.

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  • 渭南松赞干布
    5.0

    The Colosseum is located near the ancient Roman market in the centre of Rome. The original name of the Colosseum is the Flavi amphitheatre. It was built between 72 and 80 A.D. for the slave owners, nobles and free people to watch the beast fight or the slave fight. It is a miracle in the history of architecture and represents the most obvious characteristics of ancient Roman civilization. The Colosseum is oval, covering an area of about 20,000 square meters, with a long axis of about 188 meters and a wall of about 57 meters high, which can accommodate nearly 90,000 spectators. Inside, you can watch the sections along the visitor's pavement. The auditorium is ladder-like, the outermost layer is the arcade, which is the rest area before the audience enters the venue. Modern gymnasium design is completely copied from this. The thick and sturdy arcade shows the sculptures of that time. At the bottom of the arena are grooved feeding areas, combat preparation areas, diversion channels and so on. Now they are completely exposed and tidied up, and formerly they were covered with broad fighting platforms. Although the Colosseum is only half of the ruins, it still reproduces its magnificent momentum.

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  • Salsa
    5.0

    It's a slight illusion to travel through the ancient and modern times when you get out of the station and look up at the historic sites of this millennium. The decadent buildings are full of historical charm. It is suggested that we take some time to queue up for a visit. The Roman government will repair and restore the ground of some of the Colosseum. We can imagine what it looked like thousands of years ago. We bought 72 hours of Roma pass, 36 euros. In addition to unlimited travel in the city, some museums and scenic spots are free of tickets, so we don't need to buy tickets to enter the Colosseum. Free-walking donkey friends can consider buying them. Bookshops or service outlets at the station are available for sale. Some of the strategies mentioned that holding Roma pass can avoid queuing. In fact, because there are many visitors, there is still a need for queuing, but it is worth seeing.

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  • 小花猫大笨熊
    5.0

    The Colosseum in Rome, Italy, was the place where the Roman Empire was dedicated to slave owners, nobles and free people to watch the fighting or the fighting between slaves. Roman Colosseo, also translated as Roman Colosseo, Roman Colosseo, Roman Colosseo, Colosseum, Colossem Colosseum, Colossem Colosseum, formerly known as Amphitheatrum Flavium, was built between A.D. 72 and 82. It is a symbol of ancient Roman civilization. The site is located in the centre of Rome, the capital of Italy, south of Venice Square, near the ancient Roman market. The Colosseum originated from the theatre of the ancient Greek period. At that time, the theatres were built near the hill and were semi-circular. The auditorium rose from the top of the hillside. But in ancient Rome, such as the Epidauros Theater, about 330 B.C., designers - "Pyricoretos Polykleitos the Younger]. People began to use the arch ticket structure to erect audience seats and connect the two semicircle theatres, thus forming the so-called amphitheatrum, and no longer need to rely on mountains. The Roman Colosseum is the largest oval-shaped arena in the Roman Empire. It has a long axis of 187 meters, a short axis of 155 meters, a circumference of 527 meters, a performance area in the center, a long axis of 86 meters, a short axis of 54 meters, the ground is covered with floors, and the outside is surrounded by tiers of stands. There are about 60 rows of stands, divided into five districts. The bottom front row is the VIP (such as elders, officers, priests, etc.) area, the second floor is for nobles, the third area is for the rich, the fourth area is for ordinary citizens, and the last area is for women at the bottom, all of which are seats. There is also a suspended canopy in the auditorium, which is used to shade the sun, and the canopy tilts to the middle for ventilation. These canopies are operated by sailors standing on the top porch like sails. Tickets are 12 Euros. It's a long time to buy tickets on the spot. You'd better book tickets online. The interior of the Colosseum is fragmented and can be seen at a glance. To be honest, this ticket is not worth it. Let's consider it for yourselves.

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  • 卡卡罗特
    5.0

    The Colosseum was ordered by the Emperor Vespasian and was built in ancient Rome to please the triumphant returning generals and soldiers and to praise the great Roman Empire. Built during the reign of his son Tumishan, it was one of the landmarks of the Roman Empire. The Colosseum was built on the site of another Roman emperor, Nero's Domus Aurea, which was destroyed by a fire in Rome in 64 A.D. The Colosseum was the place where animals and human beings performed in ancient Rome. The gladiators who participated in the performance had to fight with a wild animal until one of them died. There were also human-to-human fights. According to the Roman historian Dio Cassius, the Romans held a 100-day celebration when the Colosseum was completed, killing 9,000 livestock. The Colosseum originated from the theatre of the ancient Greek period. At that time, the theatres were built near the hill and were semi-circular. The auditorium rose from the top of the hillside. But in ancient Rome, such as the Epidauros Theater, about 330 B.C., designers - "Pyricoletos Polykleitosthe Younger]. People began to use the arch ticket structure to erect audience seats and connect the two semicircle theatres, thus forming the so-called amphitheatrum, and no longer need to rely on mountains. The Roman Colosseum is the largest oval-shaped arena in the Roman Empire. It has a long axis of 187 meters, a short axis of 155 meters, a circumference of 527 meters, a performance area in the center, a long axis of 86 meters, a short axis of 54 meters, the ground is covered with floors, and the outside is surrounded by tiers of stands. There are about 60 rows of stands, divided into five districts. The bottom front row is the VIP (such as elders, officers, priests, etc.) area, the second floor is for nobles, the third area is for the rich, the fourth area is for ordinary citizens, and the last area is for women at the bottom, all of which are seats. There is also a suspended canopy in the auditorium, which is used to shade the sun, and the canopy tilts to the middle for ventilation. These canopies are operated by sailors standing on the top porch like sails.

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  • 爱好和平
    5.0

    The Colosseum of Rome, also known as the Colosseum of Rome and so on, is an important attraction in Rome. There are a lot of people visiting it every day. It is a large building. It seems to be large today, not to mention ancient Rome. It is a place dedicated to fighting animals or slave gladiators. In fact, ancient Rome was a slave as well as an animal. The Colosseum has been damaged a lot, but the overall structure is still there. There are many tourist groups, which is also one of the scenic spots where Chinese tourists appear more frequently. It's about 20 minutes'walk from the Central Railway Station. There are many scenic spots around, and you can also visit other scenic spots by the way. The Colosseum is free to swim outside and buy tickets if you want to climb up. I didn't buy a ticket to go in, because I could see the things inside outside. My feet were tired and I didn't climb in. In fact, at least one third of the tourists were the same as me. One of the places you must visit to Rome.

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  • LaoTong
    5.0

    The Colosseum of Rome, also known as the Colosseum of Rome, was built between A.D. 72 and 82. It is a symbol of ancient Roman civilization. The site is located in the center of Rome. There are many introductions about this scenic spot, some of which are quite rich and professional. Seeing the broken wall, I think Spartak stood out in this arena more than 2,000 years ago and formed a revolutionary army with gladiators as the main body to kill the Roman army.

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  • D27****9121
    5.0

    visit the Colosseum is a must! It is definitevely a dream destination! I visited again last June with my Family and it was so exciting for my kids to be here and know more about the amazing history of our Country od origin!

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