Roman Colosseum (Italy)

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The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and stone, it was the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire, and is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. It is the largest amphitheatre in the world.

The Colosseum is situated just east of the Roman Forum. Construction began under the emperor Vespasian in 70 AD, and was completed in 80 AD under his successor and heir Titus. Further modifications were made during the reign of Domitian (81–96). These three emperors are known as the Flavian dynasty, and the amphitheatre was named in Latin for its association with their family name (Flavius). (Source: Wikipedia)

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4.5

Crowded

Historically interesting, however always crowded. The best time to go is afternoon, close to closing time (ticket is valid for more than one day).

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An awesome place to visit, a must for Rome

Be sure to buy your tickets ahead of time and print them out (this is true for most of Rome's historical attractions). You will be able to skip the line and walk straight in, saving you probably at least half an hour. We did a tour and it was amazing. There is so much to see in the Colosseum and so much to learn about the past. We enjoyed seeing and learning about all of the old ruins of the Roman cities and empires.