The Colosseum in Rome, an iconic monument Now you can have a closer look with
|The group was large, over 22 . Keeping us all together was a challenge for our guide.|
We were issued wrist bands when we checked in with a staff member located near the metro stop
|Our tour began at what most would consider, the BACK of the Colosseum|
There are security stations at the entrances and EVERY bag is checked. A slow process so be prepared and bring patience.
Up close and personal
You will see all the numbered entrances that took thousands of Romans to the level and section where their seats were located
|The sheer size can be appreciated from the platform we had access to.
If your seat was near the top and uncovered it was exposed to the hot sun.
|A closer look into the lower areas, what would have been under the original floor|
|Upper left: this is the area The Roman Guy tours allows you access too|
|Were Romans tall? The steps to the upper tiers were very steep|
and our group climbed all the levels and explored everything
|We climbed to the TOP of the arena to give us the view Romans would have.|
The next part of the tour took us to the forum
The Roman Guy offers a wide assortment of tours. Many experiences are unique and perfect for first time visitors.
Returning travelers to Rome can see much more than the basic monuments with the Roman Guy. I have taken two of their tours
and found them well organized and comprehensive.
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- The Colosseum and Form can be very hot during the middle of the day (tour was in May). Bring water and the smart travelers were wearing hats.
- The meeting point for the tour is outside the Metro station and there is a free water station, something I have not seen in Rome before.
- Solo travelers need to stay with the group. There are many groups in the area and it is easy to loose site of your leader and the secondary entrance site requires another security check. It is very easy to loose the group as I did.
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My tour was complementary of The Roman Guy. The opinions are my own and the photos are the property of Home to Italy.