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Colosseo (The Colosseum)

The construction of the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire was started by Vespasian in 72 AD. This building was planned to change the relationship between power and people from then on: entertainment and distraction offered to the populace for free.

It was used for gladiator fights and hunting simulations involving ferocious and exotic animals. The capacity is estimated around 70.000 people; the shows became occasions to impress and control the people through an unforeseen display of astonishing special effects. Today it is possible to visit and understand how the underground theatrical system worked, with hoists, ramps and trapdoors, in order to present the animals, gladiators and scenery machineries to an overwhelmed crowd.

Find out the unbelievable engineering techniques that allowed ancient Romans to complete this massive structure, that has reached us today, in less than 10 years. It may be two thousand years old but the Colosseum is still the symbol of the eternal city, every year drawing thousands of visitors, meaning long queues and an endless wait. In order to avoid the problem, a ticket may be purchased in advance visiting the website www.coopculture.it. Or alternatively by buying the tourist card “Roma Pass” which entitles holders to free admission and no-queue entrance for the first two museums and to free travel throughout Rome.

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Informazioni

Indirizzo 
POINT (12.492438 41.889373)
Orari 

08.30 - 16.30
from January 2 to February 15
last admission at 15.30

08.30 - 17.00
from February 16 to March 15
last admission at16.00

08.30 - 17.30
from March 16 to last Saturday of March
last admission at 16.30

08.30 - 19.15
from the last Sunday of March to August 31
last admission at 18.15

08.30 - 19.00
from September 1 to September 30
last admission at 18.00

08.30 - 18.30
from October 1 to last Saturday of October
last admission at 17.30

08.30 - 16.30
from the last Sunday of October to December 31
last admission at 15.30

Last admission 1 hour before closing time
Closed: December 25, January 1

2 June: closed until 2pm

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For security reasons it is strictly forbidden to enter with backpacks, camping, bulky bags and luggage/trolley. It is forbidden to access the monument with bottles and glasses containers, alcholic beverages and spray cans.
Access is not permitted to animals

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Contatti 
Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/parcocolosseo/
Instagram: 
https://www.instagram.com/parcocolosseo/
Online purchase: 
www.coopculture.it/ticket.cfm?office=Colosseo&id=2
Telephone: 
Info +39 06 39967700
Twitter: 
https://twitter.com/parcocolosseo
Web site: 
www.coopculture.it/heritage.cfm?id=2#
Web site: 
https://parcocolosseo.it/
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Colosseo, Piazza del Colosseo
Piazza del Colosseo
41° 53' 21.7428" N, 12° 29' 32.7768" E

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