Sunday, July 20, 2014

Roman Coliseum

You simply cannot visit Rome without checking out the world famous Roman Coliseum. Fortunately, getting to the great historical landmark is quite easy. There's a metro stop right across the street.

We arrived early on 8AM Sunday morning since we didn't yet have tickets in advance and got in line for when they opened at 8:30AM. We had about 50 people in front of us but the line moved very quickly. If you had your tickets in advance, then you went to a fast track line, but we waited in the regular line.

Tickets cost €12/person to visit the Coliseum and the surrounding Forum/Palatine. Unfortunately, they sell out the underground tour tickets months in advance. And yes they accepted credit cards.

For an additional €5.50 you can also get an audiotour device or €6 for a videoguide device that will explain the history of different parts of the structure (comes in Italian, English, Spanish, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Latin, and Portuguese). Highly recommended.

I won't go into too much discussion about the amazing site. There are Wikipedia guides for that. Here are some of our photos though.

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