will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"A Perfect Symbol" Colosseum Tip by OttoMarzo

Colosseum, Rome: 493 reviews and 934 photos


The Colosseo is the perfect symbol of Rome. There's a reason if it's the first thing you think about when you're gonna think of Rome. It represents Rome and Romans perfectly. It's the first stadium of the world, it shows you how much romans like to enjoy life and entertainment, it shows the majesty of the Empire, the sense of eternal life. Emperors understood that to keep romans' mood high they had to provide them shows and organized entertainment. More than 100.000 people could have fun there before a rich roman family bought it and took pieces away to build up their own building. I hate Barberini family! Go watch the Colosseo, get inside and read as much as you can about its history.

Address: Via dei Fori Imperiali
Directions: Colosse, should I say more? Just in front of the Colosseo Subway stop
Phone: (+39) 06 39967700

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Jun 28, 2005
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


OttoMarzo Lives Here!


“Try local customs and use eyes to watch, not a camera.”

Online Now


Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 2 5 0 0

Have you been to Rome?

  Share Your Travels