The Colosseum may be the most famous landmark in all of Rome. It was built in 80 AD and was once the site of many gladiator battles to the death, and prisoners fended off hungry lions. The Colosseum consists of four floors in total (including the basement), however only part of the ground floor and second floor are currently open to the public. The first floor offers a view of the maze-like buildings in the center of the Colosseum that were once part of the basement of the structure. They were once the homes of the beasts and gladiators that would be made to fight for the entertainment of the crowds. From the second floor, one can see the interior structure of the Colosseum which is divided into three parts: the arena, the auditorium and the podium. It is also a perfect location for taking unforgettable photos.
By Subway: Take Line B and get off at Colosseum Station.
There are foreign language audio guides at the entrance, which can be rented with a valid passport. Water and food are not allowed inside the building. There is a water fountain inside the building so don’t forget to pack your refillable water bottle.
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Extremely interesting visit and to get details from the history. I knew it had a violent history but never imagined it was that horrible. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a guided tour and you will get details that you hardly will find easily in the brochures. Because the stones will not talk to you about what they seen.
I knew it had a violent history but never imagined it was that horrible. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a guided tour and you will get details that you hardly will find easily in the brochures.
Because the stones will not talk to you about what they seen.Colosseo, that’s Rome in everyone’s mind. Silently present in his majesty, still powerful in his grandeur, the bearer of the power , what was like being in Rome in the ancient times, a universal time machine that makes you forget at every glimpse of its architecture the time we live in and brings you back to the days of Cesar and Nero. Magic.
The underground tour was a unique experience. You can easily spend half a day here. The underground tour is quided but every where else you can roame free. Try to get back and view the outside after dark.
…and it was well worth the price.
I think this is just one of those iconic places that you need to visit if you’re ever in Rome.
The Colosseum is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, just east of the Roman Forum. It is the largest ancient amphitheatre ever built, and is still the largest standing amphitheatre in the world today, despite its age. The Colosseum is built of travertine limestone, tuff (volcanic rock), and brick-faced concrete. The Colosseum could hold an estimated 50,000 to 80,000 spectators at various points in its history having an average audience of some 65,000; it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles including animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Roman mythology, and briefly mock sea battles. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.
Rome Colosseum a must-go attraction if you go to Rome. It would be a nice choice to take a picture in an empty pit before the sunrise in spring. The best moment to visit the colosseum is early morning because it would be very packed in the afternoon. You can firstly stroll round the ancient Rome ruins, and then go back to the high platform nearby to enjoy night scene.
Rome is a renowned historic city in the world. It is also referred to as the "eternal city". The Rome Colosseum, as civilization and historical heritage of ancient humans, is not extensively known by people. Walking down from San Giovanni in Laterano, you can shoot a fine view through camera lens. This is the best place to view panorama of Rome Colosseum.