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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 colloseum was an amazing and educational experience. The importance of the colloseum was well explained through the tour. It was incredibly interesting with many surprising facts told along the... 
    The colloseum was an amazing and educational experience. The importance of the colloseum was well explained through the tour. It was incredibly interesting with many surprising facts told along the...  more »
  • We had a great guide and learned a lot about the important role the Colosseum had in every day Roman life. Unless you go on an early tour, it is crowded almost all day. But it is worth the trudging... 
    We had a great guide and learned a lot about the important role the Colosseum had in every day Roman life. Unless you go on an early tour, it is crowded almost all day. But it is worth the trudging...  more »
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  • This landmark is the most beautiful and recognizable one in Rome, Italy. Please book you ticket and slot beforehand. very busy but well controlled by the staff. you can reach easily by taking metro. its a symbol of ancient rome. Useful audio guide. All of the basics were included. You can get the overall picture about the Colosseum and it's history. Of course, priority entry line is also big benefit. Would definitely recommend. The Colosseum is more than just an ancient amphitheater built in the 1st century—it's a symbol of Rome. Naturally, it's one of the most popular monuments in town. The place is undeniably magnificent from the outside. Standing 160 feet tall and made of brick, concrete, and limestone, the Colosseum is an awe-inspiring testament to Roman building.
  • Visited my first 7 wonders of the world with Crown Tours and it was a superb experience 👍🏻 Have always loved watching the Roman history shows and this was top of the list when we are planning our Europe trip - definitely worthwhile to get access to the Arena (maybe even the underground tour) if you are into history of the Colosseum! 🏟️ It was an eye opening experience stepping into the gladiator arena, imaging thousands of Romans looking down at you from the partially restored stadium, and actual gruesome fights taking place on the floor you stood on. Definitely a must visit from anywhere in the world given its rich history and status 👍🏻

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