"Go early or get a reservation" Colosseum Tip by painterdave

Colosseum, Rome: 496 reviews and 946 photos

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Visitors should bring a water bottle and a snack. The line can be long. There is a museum inside on the opposite side from the entrance. When I was there they had a terrific exhibit of gladiator tools. See the photos below.
I suggest to see the colisseum first and then walk across the street to the forum. There is no where to sit while standing in line, but at the forum you can sit down and rest if you need to rest.
Anything else I could add here you will be able to get out of a good guidebook, so just enjoy the photos.

Address: Right in the middle of Rome
Directions: Isn't it great that Rome has not allowed tall building to be built thus ruining the feeling of history?
Phone: (+39) 06 39967700
Website: http://archeoroma.beniculturali.it/en/archaeological-site/colosseum

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 31, 2007
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