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COLOSSEUM

The most famous and impressive amphitheater of Ancient Rome

Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM

Built to host the famous Roman gladiator games, it is still today one of the largest and most fascinating amphitheaters in the world. The Flavian Amphitheater, called the Colosseum because of its size and the statue of Nero that stood nearby, has been included in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO and among the 7 wonders of the world.

The construction work began in the year 72 d.C. under the guidance of Emperor Vespasiano and completed in the year 80 AD At the end of the works the inaugural celebrations inside the Colosseum lasted 100 days, with extraordinary games and ruthless fighting, during which about 2,000 gladiators died and 9,000 animals. The elliptical shaped amphitheater with a circumference of 527 meters, could hold up to 70,000 people. The structure fully reflects the architectural lines of the early imperial age, based on curved lines, arches and vaults.

Games, bloody battles between gladiators, fights between ferocious animals, blood and theatrical performances have marked the story inside, supported each time by a huge crowd in delirium.

The Colosseum is still today the undisputed symbol of the city of Rome, do not miss a visit inside. In summer some days of the week it is also possible to visit it at night.

Not to be missed:

  • VISIT ISIDE THE COLOSSEUM
  • COLOSSEUM WITH LIGHTS AT NIGHT
  • PANORAMA FROM THE LAST RING OF THE COLOSSEUM
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metro

A Ottaviano › Termini
B Termini › Colosseo

How to reach

Colosseo
From our rooms in the center of Rome you can reach the Colosseum on foot with a pleasant 50 minute walk to the historic city center. Cross Cavour Bridge and walk along Corso Street, the famous shopping street, until you reach Venice Square. You will find yourself in front of the majestic Altarof Fatherland, skirt the building on the left side and always walk on Imperial Forums street, a long avenue that passes through the ruins of the ancient city until you reach the Colosseum.
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