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Skip-the-Line Colosseum and Gems of Rome Semi Private or Private Tour
"Everyone has heard about the Colosseum growing up so it is obviously a priority when you come to Rome. Built nearly 2000 years ago still today the Colosseum is one of the most iconic monuments in the history of mankind! But we don’t want to just show you the monument; we want to make it come alive for you. To relive the last moments of a gladiator to hear the roaring crowd of more than 60000 people and feel the awe that someone who’s first time in Rome would have felt at the grandeur and magnificence of the Eternal City.   Next you will walk along the Imperial Fora a series of public squares constructed between 46 B.C. and 113 A.D
From EUR60.00
 
Skip the Line:Colosseum Official Guided Tour - Entrance fee included
"After meeting at the selected time an official tour guide with a solid background in history history of art and archaeology will lead you in the Colosseum with skip-the-line entrance ticket. The expert tour guide will reveal with detailed stories the secrets of the Colosseum and the Gladiators to enjoy the visit of this architectural and engineering wonder."
From EUR39.00
 
Small-Group Walking Tour: Colosseum and Ancient Rome Experience
"Forget about the Super Bowl the World Series and the World Cup. The Colosseum has hosted the most spectacular games ever. It’s estimated that more than 500000 people and a million animals lost their lives battling in the arena. We’ll also literally step back in time in our walk through the Roman Forum retracing the steps of Caesar
From EUR67.00

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Most Visited Roman Landmark of Rome: Inside 4

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

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machomikemd
Jun 01, 2016

Most Visited Roman Landmark of Rome: Inside 3

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

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machomikemd
Jun 01, 2016

Most Visited Roman Landmark of Rome: Inside 2

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

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machomikemd
Jun 01, 2016

Most Visited Roman Landmark of Rome: Inside 1

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

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machomikemd
Jun 01, 2016
 
 
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Most Visited Roman Landmark of Rome: Night View

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

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machomikemd
Jun 01, 2016

Most Visited Roman Landmark of Rome: External

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

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machomikemd
Jun 01, 2016

As we had seen 3000 times in TV

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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solopes
Mar 31, 2016

Incomplete Destruction

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

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Breathtaking!

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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StarrTrekn
Jan 21, 2016

Marvel of Roman engineering and spectacle

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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jtuberville
Dec 17, 2015

Flavius Amphitheater

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.

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xaver
Oct 07, 2015

Visit the Colosseum.

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.

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Maurizioago
Aug 09, 2015

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Colonna dell'Immacolata

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