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“Vespasian began building the Colosseum - which has hosted gory battles between combinations of gladiators, slaves, prisoners and wild animals of all descriptions.”

– Time Out

Fodor's Fodor's
"The most spectacular extant edifice of ancient Rome, the Colosseo has a history that is half gore, half glory." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
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"Rome’s great gladiatorial arena is the most thrilling of the city's ancient sights." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"Though there may no longer be gladiators and staged naval battles at Rome’s iconic Colosseum, it’s still a great hive of activity in central Rome." Full review
Frommer's Frommer's
"The first impression you’ll have of the Colosseum is amazement at its sheer enormity." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler Condé Nast Traveler
"One of Rome’s most recognizable ruins, attracting tourists... who marvel at the grand size of this concrete and stone structure built in 70 AD." Full review
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