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    Most Visited Roman Landmark of Rome: Inside 4

    by machomikemd Written Jun 1, 2016

    final part of my pictures of the inside of the colosseum including the stations of the Cross, the Hypogenum and Arena.

    The Most Visited Roman Landmark of Rome is the famous Colosseum while the most famous Christian Landmark of Rome is the Saint Peter's Basilica and the most famous Rennaisane landmark of Rome is the Trevi Fountain.

    This famous Roman landmark was finished in 80 AD in the Reign of Roman Emperor Titus and is made of concrete and sand of which is the largest amphitheather around the world surviving. It is also known as the Flavian Ampittheater and with no steel rebars whatsoever. This amphitheater can hold up to 80,000 people during it's heyday and is the site for the famous Roman gladiatorial contests, various public events and even the feeding of Christians to the lions during the Christian persecution periods of the empire. The Coloseeum got it's name from a former Statue of Emperor Nero nearby that is now destroyed. The Colosseum is also a Christian site as Pope Benedict XIV in 1749 consecrated the site and put Stations of the Cross inside to honor the early Christian Martrys.

    Many of the stones of the colosseum where carted to various structures around Italy as building blocks to famous Landmarks, like the Church of Miracles in Pisa, Parts of the Saint Peter's Basilica, Florence Cathedral etc.

    the best way to buy tickets to enter the colosseum is via online or via a tour group to avoid the long lines as there are separate entry for the tour groups and online ticket buyers.

    Tickets:

    Combined Entrance fee for All is 12 euros per person
    17 year old and below: free

    hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm winter and Fall
    8:30 am to 7:00 pm Summer and Spring

    Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma, Lazio, Italy

    Directions: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma, Lazio, Italy

    Phone: +39 06 3996 7700

    Website: http://www.archeoroma.beniculturali

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    Most Visited Roman Landmark of Rome: Inside 3

    by machomikemd Written Jun 1, 2016

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    part three of my pictures of the inside of the colosseum including the stations of the Cross, the Hypogenum and Arena.

    The Most Visited Roman Landmark of Rome is the famous Colosseum while the most famous Christian Landmark of Rome is the Saint Peter's Basilica and the most famous Rennaisane landmark of Rome is the Trevi Fountain.

    This famous Roman landmark was finished in 80 AD in the Reign of Roman Emperor Titus and is made of concrete and sand of which is the largest amphitheather around the world surviving. It is also known as the Flavian Ampittheater and with no steel rebars whatsoever. This amphitheater can hold up to 80,000 people during it's heyday and is the site for the famous Roman gladiatorial contests, various public events and even the feeding of Christians to the lions during the Christian persecution periods of the empire. The Coloseeum got it's name from a former Statue of Emperor Nero nearby that is now destroyed. The Colosseum is also a Christian site as Pope Benedict XIV in 1749 consecrated the site and put Stations of the Cross inside to honor the early Christian Martrys.

    Many of the stones of the colosseum where carted to various structures around Italy as building blocks to famous Landmarks, like the Church of Miracles in Pisa, Parts of the Saint Peter's Basilica, Florence Cathedral etc.

    the best way to buy tickets to enter the colosseum is via online or via a tour group to avoid the long lines as there are separate entry for the tour groups and online ticket buyers.

    Tickets:

    Combined Entrance fee for All is 12 euros per person
    17 year old and below: free

    hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm winter and Fall
    8:30 am to 7:00 pm Summer and Spring

    Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma, Lazio, Italy

    Directions: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma, Lazio, Italy

    Phone: +39 06 3996 7700

    Website: http://www.archeoroma.beniculturali

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    Most Visited Roman Landmark of Rome: Inside 2

    by machomikemd Updated Jun 1, 2016

    part two of my pictures of the inside of the colosseum including the stations of the Cross, the Hypogenum and Arena.

    The Most Visited Roman Landmark of Rome is the famous Colosseum while the most famous Christian Landmark of Rome is the Saint Peter's Basilica and the most famous Rennaisane landmark of Rome is the Trevi Fountain.

    This famous Roman landmark was finished in 80 AD in the Reign of Roman Emperor Titus and is made of concrete and sand of which is the largest amphitheather around the world surviving. It is also known as the Flavian Ampittheater and with no steel rebars whatsoever. This amphitheater can hold up to 80,000 people during it's heyday and is the site for the famous Roman gladiatorial contests, various public events and even the feeding of Christians to the lions during the Christian persecution periods of the empire. The Coloseeum got it's name from a former Statue of Emperor Nero nearby that is now destroyed. The Colosseum is also a Christian site as Pope Benedict XIV in 1749 consecrated the site and put Stations of the Cross inside to honor the early Christian Martrys.

    Many of the stones of the colosseum where carted to various structures around Italy as building blocks to famous Landmarks, like the Church of Miracles in Pisa, Parts of the Saint Peter's Basilica, Florence Cathedral etc.

    the best way to buy tickets to enter the colosseum is via online or via a tour group to avoid the long lines as there are separate entry for the tour groups and online ticket buyers.

    Tickets:

    Combined Entrance fee for All is 12 euros per person
    17 year old and below: free

    hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm winter and Fall
    8:30 am to 7:00 pm Summer and Spring

    Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma, Lazio, Italy

    Directions: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma, Lazio, Italy

    Phone: +39 06 3996 7700

    Website: http://www.archeoroma.beniculturali

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    Most Visited Roman Landmark of Rome: Inside 1

    by machomikemd Written Jun 1, 2016

    this will be my pictures of the inside of the colosseum including the stations of the Cross, the Hypogenum and Arena.

    The Most Visited Roman Landmark of Rome is the famous Colosseum while the most famous Christian Landmark of Rome is the Saint Peter's Basilica and the most famous Rennaisane landmark of Rome is the Trevi Fountain.

    This famous Roman landmark was finished in 80 AD in the Reign of Roman Emperor Titus and is made of concrete and sand of which is the largest amphitheather around the world surviving. It is also known as the Flavian Ampittheater and with no steel rebars whatsoever. This amphitheater can hold up to 80,000 people during it's heyday and is the site for the famous Roman gladiatorial contests, various public events and even the feeding of Christians to the lions during the Christian persecution periods of the empire. The Coloseeum got it's name from a former Statue of Emperor Nero nearby that is now destroyed. The Colosseum is also a Christian site as Pope Benedict XIV in 1749 consecrated the site and put Stations of the Cross inside to honor the early Christian Martrys.

    Many of the stones of the colosseum where carted to various structures around Italy as building blocks to famous Landmarks, like the Church of Miracles in Pisa, Parts of the Saint Peter's Basilica, Florence Cathedral etc.

    the best way to buy tickets to enter the colosseum is via online or via a tour group to avoid the long lines as there are separate entry for the tour groups and online ticket buyers.

    Tickets:

    Combined Entrance fee for All is 12 euros per person
    17 year old and below: free

    hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm winter and Fall
    8:30 am to 7:00 pm Summer and Spring

    Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma, Lazio, Italy

    Directions: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma, Lazio, Italy

    Phone: +39 06 3996 7700

    Website: http://www.archeoroma.beniculturali

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    Most Visited Roman Landmark of Rome: Night View

    by machomikemd Written Jun 1, 2016

    this will be the night view pictures of the Colosseum taken from our tour bus.

    The Most Visited Roman Landmark of Rome is the famous Colosseum while the most famous Christian Landmark of Rome is the Saint Peter's Basilica and the most famous Rennaisane landmark of Rome is the Trevi Fountain.

    This famous Roman landmark was finished in 80 AD in the Reign of Roman Emperor Titus and is made of concrete and sand of which is the largest amphitheather around the world surviving. It is also known as the Flavian Ampittheater and with no steel rebars whatsoever. This amphitheater can hold up to 80,000 people during it's heyday and is the site for the famous Roman gladiatorial contests, various public events and even the feeding of Christians to the lions during the Christian persecution periods of the empire. The Coloseeum got it's name from a former Statue of Emperor Nero nearby that is now destroyed. The Colosseum is also a Christian site as Pope Benedict XIV in 1749 consecrated the site and put Stations of the Cross inside to honor the early Christian Martrys.

    Many of the stones of the colosseum where carted to various structures around Italy as building blocks to famous Landmarks, like the Church of Miracles in Pisa, Parts of the Saint Peter's Basilica, Florence Cathedral etc.

    the best way to buy tickets to enter the colosseum is via online or via a tour group to avoid the long lines as there are separate entry for the tour groups and online ticket buyers.

    Tickets:

    Combined Entrance fee for All is 12 euros per person
    17 year old and below: free

    hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm winter and Fall
    8:30 am to 7:00 pm Summer and Spring

    Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma, Italy

    Directions: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma, Lazio, Italy

    Phone: +39 06 3996 7700

    Website: http://www.archeoroma.beniculturali

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    Most Visited Roman Landmark of Rome: External

    by machomikemd Updated Jun 1, 2016

    The Most Visited Roman Landmark of Rome is the famous Colosseum while the most famous Christian Landmark of Rome is the Saint Peter's Basilica and the most famous Rennaisane landmark of Rome is the Trevi Fountain.

    This famous Roman landmark was finished in 80 AD in the Reign of Roman Emperor Titus and is made of concrete and sand of which is the largest amphitheather around the world surviving. It is also known as the Flavian Ampittheater and with no steel rebars whatsoever. This amphitheater can hold up to 80,000 people during it's heyday and is the site for the famous Roman gladiatorial contests, various public events and even the feeding of Christians to the lions during the Christian persecution periods of the empire. The Coloseeum got it's name from a former Statue of Emperor Nero nearby that is now destroyed. The Colosseum is also a Christian site as Pope Benedict XIV in 1749 consecrated the site and put Stations of the Cross inside to honor the early Christian Martrys.

    Many of the stones of the colosseum where carted to various structures around Italy as building blocks to famous Landmarks, like the Church of Miracles in Pisa, Parts of the Saint Peter's Basilica, Florence Cathedral etc.

    the best way to buy tickets to enter the colosseum is via online or via a tour group to avoid the long lines as there are separate entry for the tour groups and online ticket buyers.

    Tickets:

    Combined Entrance fee for All is 12 euros per person
    17 year old and below: free

    hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm winter and Fall
    8:30 am to 7:00 pm Summer and Spring

    Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma, Italy

    Directions: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma, Lazio, Italy

    Phone: +39 06 3996 7700

    Website: http://www.archeoroma.beniculturali

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    As we had seen 3000 times in TV

    by solopes Updated Mar 31, 2016

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    It's impossible to get surprised in some monuments, so popular that TV frequently delivers them at our homes.

    That happened in Rome with its most famous monuments. The Colosseum is stunning but... we knew it! Anyway, it's mandatory to get in, and there are always some unknown details.

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    Incomplete Destruction

    by DEBBBEDB Updated Jan 28, 2016

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    Barb's son wrote: My grandmother wanted to see the Coliseum. Our driver told us that people used parts of it to make other things, and that one of the popes tried to destroy it.

    Opening hours from 8:30 am to one hour before sunset (Good Friday 8:30 am - 2 pm, June 2 1:30 pm - 7:15 pm):

    8:30 am - 4:30 pm from January 2 to February 15
    8:30 am - 5 pm from February 16 to March 15
    8:30 am - 5:30 pm from March 16 to last Saturday of March
    8:30 am - 7:15 pm from last Sunday of March to August 31
    8:30 am - 7 pm from September 1 to September 30
    8:30 am - 6:30 pm from October 1 to last Saturday of October
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm from last Sunday of October to December 31

    Closed January 1, December 25. Ticket office closes one hour before closing time

    Tickets COLOSSEO/FORO ROMANO and PALATINO valid 2 days:

    ADULTS € 9,00 + € 2,00 (for exhibitions)
    REDUCED FEE € 4,50 + € 2,00 (for exhibitions) for European Union members between 18 and 24 years old
    FREE ENTRANCE for persons under 18 and over 65 years old from the European Union

    ENTRANCE RESERVATION individuals € 1,50

    Phone: +39 (0)6 399 677 00

    Website: http://www.the-colosseum.net/idx-en.htm

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    Breathtaking!

    by StarrTrekn Updated Jan 21, 2016

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    Our first day arriving in Rome and we took the Metro bus down the block from our hotel to the Colosseum. I bought our tickets online ahead of time using the official ticket office of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum at http://www.coopculture.it/en/colosseo-e-shop.cfm We waked right past the crowd waiting for tickets.

    While walking the very short distance from the bus stop to the Colosseum entrance you get bombarded by immigrants trying to sell you selfie sticks. They get right up in your face. I already had my own so make sure that you have it attached to your cell or camera. They will see it and walk away. We didn't do that and we were approached more than 15x. Very rude and annoying. Every time I would say no, I would get hissed at. I ended up doing it right back at them with a dismissal hand wave. Once inside, you are okay. Expect scaffolding around. C'mon, this place is old but so beautiful! We didn't take any tours. There were enough going on that you could just tailgate if you wanted to. LOL! We didn't but around every open area you can't help but hear the stories they tell. Lots of beautiful photos. Very grateful that we had a gorgeous day in late October to enjoy this.

    As we exited, we were once again bombarded by more annoying selfie stick immigrants. They really put a damper on trying to enjoy walking from the colosseum over to Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum which was also included in our ticket. Make sure you try the water that comes out of the water fountain which is after the arch I believe. It is the perfect cool temperature and purely wonderful. Even though it was quite crowded since it was a school holiday in Europe, it didn't feel packed at all. Be careful to wear very comfortable shoes. You'll be walking on uneven ground.

    We departed back to get surrounded by those selfie stick fiends as we walked back to the Metro bus stop that was across the street from where we originally got off. So easy taking the bus. Even easier when you buy the Metro pass.

    (Photos are riding the Metro bus, Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill)

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    Marvel of Roman engineering and spectacle

    by jtuberville Updated Dec 17, 2015

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    The Colosseum is a Must-See Must-See. The Romans revered engineering and nowhere is this more evident than in the remarkably well preserved Colosseum. Brave the lines then head back away from the crowds to the Eastern end (if the lines still enter from the West) The crowds move and you can avoid them by going where they currently aren't.

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    Flavius Amphitheater

    by xaver Written Oct 7, 2015

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    There is a prophecy made by the medieval monk Venerable Meda that says: "Rome will exist as long as the Colosseum does; when the Colosseum falls so will Rome;when Rome falls so will the world” It seems that it was the first time that the world Colsseum was used referring to the Flavius Amphitheater. May be that name came from the Colossus, a statue 35 meters rapresenting emperor Nero which stood next to the amphitheater and now has been totally destroyed.

    Directions: Metro stop Colosseo

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    Visit the Colosseum.

    by Maurizioago Updated Aug 9, 2015

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    The Colosseum; originally known as Flavian Amphiteatre is a huge elliptical amphitheatre located east of the Roman forum. The building of this stadium was begun under emperor Vespasian in 72 A. D. It was inaugurated by Titus in 80 A. D. and completed by his brother Domitian in 82 A. D. The Colosseum was built on the site of an artificial lake belonged to Nero Domus Area' s gardens.

    This stadium is 188 per 150 meters large. It has 80 arches used as entrances. So that people could enter or exit in a few minutes. It could hold up to 80.000 spectators.

    Various games were held inside the Colosseum. For instance; fights between men (the gladiators!) and fights between men and exotic animals. Most of the gladiators were slaves or prisoners of war. Even dramas and executions were held inside here. Sometimes the Colosseum was flooded for mock sea battles.

    Entry to the Colosseum was free for all Roman citizens, but they were seated according to rank.

    From second half of the VI century the Colosseum was used for other purposes than a stadium. For example it was occupied by the Frangipans family who built their fortress here in the XIII century. In 1750 pope Benedict XIV transformed it into a place where to commemorate the Christian martyrs. Moreover it was plundered to build other constructions in Rome.

    Address: Piazza del Colosseo.

    Directions: Take metro B to "Colosseo" tube station.

    Website: http://www.colosseum.net

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    Ghosts of Gladiators

    by goodfish Updated Jul 17, 2015

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    Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater, this largest of Roman arenas was constructed between 70 and 80 AD on the former site of Nero's artificial lake. That very naughty emperor claimed as his own a large area of Rome which had been devastated in the great fire of 64 AD, and built the lake, extensive gardens and a lavish palace (Domus Aurea) in the space. He also supposedly had an enormous likeness of his cheeky self cast in bronze and placed near his new house for all to admire. It was this statue, the Colossus of Nero, that is believed to be from which the Colosseum acquired its revised name. Anyway, Nero's evil ways caught up with him and after he rather reluctantly cut his own throat to escape slow death by flogging, his successor, Vespasian, reclaimed the land for the public. The new emperor had most of the palace torn down, gave the colossus a new, non-Nero-like head, filled in the lake and ordered the building of this massive entertainment center for the people of Rome.

    A couple of interesting facts:

    • The design was so efficient for filling and emptying the arena of thousands of people in a hurry that it's still the model for athletic stadiums built two thousand years later

    • Although all events were free, everyone had to have a ticket and were seated according to their social class

    • The exterior walls were once covered with marble which was later looted to make quicklime or reused as building material for other structures

    • While many unfortunates perished here in games of weaponry and spectacles involving wild animals, there is no record that any of them were Christians martyred for religion. Most casualties were gladiators or condemned prisoners.

    • Almost as an apology for its violent history, the Colosseum is now an international symbol of support for abolishment of the death penalty. Whenever a death sentence is commuted anywhere in the world or any country abolishes capital punishment (a requirement for joining the EU) the ruins are illuminated with gold versus the white lighting normally used.

    There's too much to cover here so do some reading before you go. I'm including the URL for the site with entree fees, hours, etc. Tickets include entry to Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum, and are good for 2 days: buy them at Palatine Hill to avoid the worst of the lines! Audioguides are available as are guided tours:

    http://www.060608.it/en/cultura-e-svago/beni-culturali/beni-archeologici/colosseo-anfiteatro-flavio.html

    You may also pre-order tickets here:
    http://www.coopculture.it/en/the-colosseum.cfm

    And see my tip on Chiosco Bar for a great place to take a breather in Parco Colle Oppio just down the street:

    http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/1d0994/#review=page12

    NOTE: advance reservations for the Third Ring/Underground tours offer on the Coopculture website sell out very quickly during high season. Also, if you are planning to visit the Forum and Palatine on the same day as the Colosseum, be aware of bag size restrictions for those two sites:

    http://www.coopculture.it/en/heritage.cfm?id=4

    Address: Piazza del Colosseo

    Directions: CAPITOLINE/PALATINE: near Palatine Hill and the Forum

    Website: http://www.coopculture.it/en/the-colosseum.cfm

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  • General tips on tourist attractions (Colosseum)

    by MollyFrojdh Updated May 24, 2015

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    I have visited Rome three times and will this fall spend six months there to study Italian now after graduation. I love Rome and it is a magnificent city in so many ways I can't even count them, but there are some things one should know before visiting.

    A big warning where one is most likely to encounter beggars, thieves, pickpockets, street sellers, scammers and "weird" or even "dangerous" people, or just people in general that might cause you an unpleasant and uncomfortable experience - they mostly gather on tourist attractions. So try to bring as little as possible whenever you're out exploring, leave your passport/ID/credit card at the hotel locked in a safe. Always bring cash, that's my number one tip. I have never been robbed in Rome, and I always try to bring as small purses as possible and always close them. No money in the back of your jeans pocket, then you will most likely get robbed. Also try to keep you cellphones and camera in your bags as much as possible - showing off your iPhone/camera will make you an easy target. The underground is also an easy place for pickpockets to approach you and rob you, so I never get on a way too crowded train - in that case I keep my purse in sight and therefore have full control that nobody is trying to rob me.

    And, speaking of the worst tourist attractions I'd definitely say the Colosseum. There are except for street sellers, pickpockets, scammers etc. also homeless people living there. When I was there on a school field trip in October, I saw the same man two days in a row masturbating in public on a bench in the middle of the square! There were children passing by him, and he just lay there completely careless. Just minutes later, he approached my female classmates and said "Ciao bella" - they were not present when he lay on a bench. This was an extremely uncomfortable situation for me, I ran away and threw up as he wiped himself on the bench.

    Lesson learned: try to spend as little time on the square of tourist attractions as possible - just pay the entrance fee, enter and get inside, and therefore exit when you're done. Also never sit on the benches of famous tourist attractions as many homeless people sleep on them and therefore it is a likely location for bacteria to spread. And well, also be well prepared and try to visit the less tourist crowded areas. I really liked the Trastevere area, check it out!

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    Overwhelming and Impressive!

    by moviegal226 Written Apr 13, 2015

    It's gorgeous, overwhelming and breathtaking and is one of those most photographed and recognized buildings in the world. Believe me when I tell you that a visit to the Colosseum will not disappoint. I had wanted to see the Colosseum since I was a little girl and when I finally took a trip to Rome, I was absolutely overcome with its sheer size and beauty!

    Ticket and admission lines are very long here all year, so be prepared to wait (and wait). You can shave off some time by purchasing your ticket in advance online. I highly recommend doing this. There are all sorts of tips and tricks for avoiding the lines (check out Rick Steves for the most up to date tips). A tour is especially informative but you can still see much of the structure if you opt to do a self guided look about. Note that you cannot go into some areas of the building unless you are accompanied by a licensed tour guide.

    It's haunting during the daylight hours but is breathtaking when lit up at night. Try to go around dusk and sit outside and marvel at this architectural wonder (but be warned that you will be pestered like crazy by people trying to sell you tourist junk).

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    Jan 27, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    Update to previous post:
    http://www.coopculture.it/en/ is informing visitors, tour guides and school groups that for security reasons, backpacks, large handbags and luggage are not allowed inside the excavations at the Colosseum, Palatine and Forum in Rome. Actual dimensions of allowable bags has not yet been determined for these sites but have been recently restricted to 30x30x15 cm (abt 12 x 12 x 6") or smaller at Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplonti, Stabia and the Museum of Boscoreale so that might be a good guidline until further notice.

    Visitors to Rome are asked leave larger items at their hotel or check them at the left-luggage office at Termini. Additonally, if you have scheduled a tour at the Colosseum, Palatine and Forum, you're asked to arrive 30 minutes beforehand to ensure timely passage through security checks.

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    Jan 16, 2015 at 11:47 AM

    1/16/2015: There appears to be a recent tightening of security at the Colosseum, Palatine and Forum. From the http://www.coopculture.it website for these three attractions:

    "ATTENTION PLEASE! We inform visitors that inside the monument it is strictly forbidden to enter with backpacks, handbags and luggage. "

    As there is no baggage check facilities at these attractions, it looks like you're going to have to visit these sites only with what can be carried in your pockets. I'll update this notice if newer information proves otherwise.