The Colosseum of Imperial Rome is an iconic place. It’s no doubt that the Colosseum is one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions. I finally fulfilled my long time dream to see the Colosseum after first seeing this beautiful hallmark of the ancient empire in various movies. If you’ve been waiting to hear some personal experience and unique insight about the Colosseum in Rome then this blog is the right place!
What I think of the Colosseum!
Seeing the exterior and the interior view of the Colosseum for the first time really takes you back in time. The Colosseum is the best attraction to the busy metropolis that is modern Rome and is worth visiting (even if you don’t know much of the history).
I visited the Colosseum during midday with beautiful sunny (though extremely hot) weather. I had to line up in a very long queue for 1 hour since the Colosseum is an incredibly popular Rome’s tourist attraction. So, I would advise you to visit early in the morning (like 7 or 8 o’clock in the morning). I know it’s way too early but believe me it’s worth it because in that way you will be the first person to buy the entrance ticket as the queues gets too lengthy by midday. Another way to avoid the queue is to buy your ticket online prior to your arrival.
Upon your arrival to the Colosseum please make sure that you purchase some refreshing drinks or something to eat just before the entrance as there is no food on sale inside. The reason for this is that the Colosseum is extensively a massive and half way through your journey you can get very thirsty (or hungry!). So, before I even bought my entrance ticket I had to buy two bottles of water and some sweet peanuts and a chicken bread roll. It is vital that you eat something little and have some fluid with you while visiting the Colosseum to sustain your energy because while you’re inside you can always enjoy sitting by the stone drinking water and eating some food and at the same time you can also enjoy the view. While eating and drinking you can also sit down to read the history of the Colosseum, see the maps or take a tour with one of the expert guides (they cater for many languages too).
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