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Colosseum. Piazza del Colosseo – Phone 0639967700 Opening hours: every Saturday and Thursday until October 6th from 8:20 pm to midnight, tours in italian and English. Admission: Colosseum tour 15€, reduced 13€  

Colosseum and underground area 20€, reduced 18€. Reservation required. UNTIL October 6th 

There will be two tours: Colosseum only and including the underground areas. The groups will be led by an archaeologist and both tours will take in the permanent exhibitions illustrating the history of the monument, the construction of which was ordered by Vespasian. Explanations cover the architecture of the Colosseum, with its rich decoration and marble trappings, as well as the technical equipment used to raise men and animals from the underground areas to the arena and the many activities in which spectators engaged during the intervals. The visit to the underground ares includes the places where gladiators and fierce beasts waited before appearing in front of the public in cruel hunting games before moving up to the actual arena.

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