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Inside the Colosseum in Rome, Italy | Travel Photo

by Dean Wickham on November 13, 2012

in Destinations, Europe, Italy, Photos

The interior of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy

It may be one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, but no first trip to Rome, Italy, should be without a visit to the Colosseum. This famous amphitheatre dates back nearly 2000 years, and despite the effects of earthquakes, weathering and stone robbers over the centuries, this marvel of Ancient Roman architecture is still standing to be enjoyed today.

Although it is always full of tourists, the Colosseum is so big that when you are inside, it really doesn’t seem overly crowded. The amphitheatre could seat 50,000 people in it’s day, and when I was standing at the point where I took this photo, I could only imagine what it must have been like as all of Rome cheered for the gladiators fighting for their lives in the arena.

Have you been to the Colosseum? What did you think of this famous landmark?

 

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Jarmo November 14, 2012 at 1:41 am

It doesn’t really seem that busy in that photo, which is good. It’s always slightly ruins the experience when you go see a landmark and it is absolutely packed with people, so you can hardly see anything.

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Dean Wickham November 14, 2012 at 11:28 am

Hey Jarmo. I was worried that it would be like that, as it is a VERY popular attraction and the lines are huge. But once inside, it was fairly easy to look around without too many interruptions.

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Nadine @ Goowai Italia November 20, 2012 at 2:17 am

I’ve never been to the Colosseum but I can just imagine how huge it is, with a lot of tourists lining up to see it and still it looks like no crowd at all, that is really huge.

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Dean Wickham November 22, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Hi Nadine. You should definitely go if you ever get the chance. It’s easy enough to ignore the crowds once you are inside. It’s very awe inspiring.

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