Il Colosseo

Rome’s best known landmark is the Colosseo, or Colosseum. Completed in 80 AD, this amphitheater was part of Roman life and many movies have shown the gladiators fighting on its courtyard. You can visit the Colosseum but just beware that you need to plan in advance as everybody else in Rome also wants to go inside and make selfies.

If you are over 18 you will need to purchase a ticket. In order to do so, you have to visit the official website, select your date and make the payment. Make sure you have a printer attached to your computer because you will need to print the confirmation in order to exchange for the real ticket at the Colosseum’s entrance. Showing it on your mobile phone will not work, this is Italy after all and they love paper and official stamps.

Ideally, book an early visit as crowds tend to storm the place after 10am. You can also take advantage of the beautiful morning light for your pictures. The site opens at 8am. Arrive at least 30 minutes before your allotted time scheduled in order to have enough time to queue up and exchange the confirmation for the actual ticket.

Read about the place in advance to fully enjoy the visit trying to imagine how things were two thousand years ago. Thanks Julia Bufrem for sharing these tips with TravelVince.

Image by Julia Bufrem

Image by Julia Bufrem

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