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Friday, 10 May 2013

Roman Colosseum

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It's been a while since I last posted my latest post... Journey to Rome tempoh hari pon dah dekat 5 bulan berlalu tp cerita-ceritinya x  habis2 lagik.... x apalah, i'm holding to the the principal of slow n steady, wins the race...he..he.. So, my next journey was to the Colosseum... To the Coloseo we go! Colosseum is one of  my dream places to visit when I was a kid! Apa yg kita nampak dalam TV or in photos are exactly the same as you experience it live! But the feeling...of course, very different! What did i feel? A mixture of disbelief and amazement.. I couldn't believe i was standing right inside the most historical building on Earth, amaze because the building is still standing strong despite some of the ruins here n there...

Some info about the Roman Colosseum from http://romancolosseum.org/
 The Roman Colosseum is the most famous monument to have survived from the classical world. It was built nearly two thousand years ago for the purpose of hosting violent gladiator games. Thousands of men and animals fought for their lives in the sandy arena. A few gladiators and warriors found glory there. Some even found fame and riches but many more died an anonymous death, providing entertainment for eager Roman spectators.
The powerful associations and images evoked by the Roman Colosseum express both the majesty and might of the Roman empire. It dominates the space it occupies, towering above the surrounding Roman streets and buildings. It is a symbol of the imperial might and architectural ingenuity of the Roman empire that dominated the ancient Mediterranean world for centuries. The story of the amphitheater and its gladiator games from their origins through the zenith of their development and into the decline and eventual fall provides a unique insight into the evolution and fall of the Roman empire itself.

HOW TO BUY TICKETS:
 You can either purchase the tickets online or at the main entrance itself. The price for online tickets is slightly more expensive than the normal tickets. EU citizenship pays 7.50 euro per ticket. Normal price is 12 euro.  The ticket also consists the entrance to the Forum and Palatin Hill which situated just a walking distance from the Colosseum (valid for 2 days).

You can hire a guide once you are there (additional charge) or rent an audio guide (also additional charge).


OPERATION HOURS:

Opening hours (ticket office closes one hour before closing time):
from 8:30 am to one hour before sunset (Good Friday 8:30 am - 2 pm, June 2 1:30 pm - 7:15 pm):
8:30 am - 4:30 pm from January 2 to February 15
8:30 am - 5 pm from February 16 to March 15
8:30 am - 5:30 pm from March 16 to last Saturday of March
8:30 am - 7:15 pm from last Sunday of March to August 31
8:30 am - 7 pm from September 1 to September 30
8:30 am - 6:30 pm from October 1 to last Sunday of October
8:30 am - 4:30 pm from the last Sunday of October to December 31
Closed January 1, December 25

HOW TO GET THERE:
I went there with the help of the HOHO Bus but if u decide to use the public transport:
  • "B" line Metro station Colosseo
  • "A" line Metro station Manzoni, then two stops of tram no. 3 going southwards
  • Bus lines 60, 75, 85, 87, 271, 571, 175, 186, 810, 850, C3, 
  • and the electric minibus 117,
  • Tramway line no 3.

DURATION OF VISIT:
Varied depending on individuals. I can spend the whole day there, trust me!

LET'S CHECK OUT THE 'OUTSIDE' OF THE MONUMENT...

Ada 2-3 kiosk jual makanan dan jugak souvenir kat kaki2 lima nak ke Colosseum. Kat sini jugaklah ramainya
mat2 Bangla bersidai jual souvenir dan pashmina secara haram... Bila polis datang, mereka lari... after a few minutes,
mereka dtg balik...mcm langau...

On the way to the main entrance

Colosseum  dari celah2 pokok. I could see some workers were doing construction work
to preserve the area from collapsing.  



Carriage ni bnyk bersidai2 kat luar

Entrance to the ticket counter. There's another ticket
counter near Palatin Hill which is less crowded but since it was
winter, the q here was short, so x perlu ke Palatine's side.

Q was short and fast. Counter pon ada banyak

Got my ticket!


NOW, LET'S GO INSIDE...

Ada exhibition

Pecahan batu


Kat sinilah kot gladiator berlawan kot...

Amazing! I couldn't imagine how people could stay inside this building

Batu-batan

One of the rooms/cellars. Kecik dan gelap

Penunggu setia di Colosseum 

From the other side

Some info to share

Plenty of people captured their photos here...So, kami pon tumpangla
sekaki. Muka blur ya, yg penting scenery...


Gladiator sesat...

TO BE CONTINUED: PALATIN HILL & THE FORUM

7 comments:

  1. Wah seronoknya dapat tengok colosium depan mata sendiri.

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    1. Memang..rasa x percaya pon ada.. Selalu tngk dlm tv aja.. When I was inside, I sat down at a corner, tryin to imagine how they conducted the game/fight..mmg x leh nk bayang...

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  2. the gladiator antara the best movie la bagi saya, tambah-tambah part lawan dekat dalam colosseum ni...memang gah, dengan penonton sekeliling...hehe, saya pun nak imagine gugak :)

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    1. Ha..ha..kalau ada rezeki ke sini, bolehlah berangan mcm dlm citer gladiator tp kalau nk bergmbr dgn gladiator kat luar tu kena byr tu..

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  3. waa.. my bucket list. nganga tengok gambar korang

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    1. Nganga lor rngk gmbr blur....kikiki... Ala dr trondheim tu, kejap jer terbng ke rome....☺☺

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    2. Nganga lor rngk gmbr blur....kikiki... Ala dr trondheim tu, kejap jer terbng ke rome....☺☺

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