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Colosseum

32 locals recommend
About this place
It may be two thousand years old but the Colosseum is still the symbol of the eternal city, every year drawing thousands of visitors, meaning long queues and an endless wait. Place Managed by the Rome's Tourism Dept. in collaboration with //Avanti Concept Agency
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Location
1 Piazza del Colosseo
Roma, Lazio 00184
Phone+39 06 3996 7700
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens Thursday 8:30 AM

Tips from locals

Anna Maria
Anna Maria
September 16, 2019
The most recognizable and iconic monument of Rome. This grand stadium was constructed by the Flavian emperors. In 508-544BC the valley where the colosseum now stands had been drained. Houses and public buildings were constructed at this point where four regions of ancient Rome converged. The Great…
Liliana
Liliana
September 02, 2019
"As long as the Colosseum stands, Rome shall stand. When the Colosseum falls, Rome shall fall. When Rome falls, the world shall end." Venerable Bede There is no other structure that exemplifies the rise and fall of Imperial Rome other than the Colosseo (The Colosseum)- the must see while in Rome…
Elena & David
Elena & David
August 19, 2019
Unveiled in the 1st Century A.C., this structure was named “Colosseum” because of its colossal statue, representing the emperor Nero, which was near the amphitheater. The Romans had fun watching the gladiators wrestle with wild animals or assisting at spectacular simulations of naval battles.