The magnificent Colosseum, located in heart of Rome, Italy gives glimpses of eternal glory, religious grandeur and eminence of Roman Empire. This historic auditorium was built to applause successful condottiere participating in gladiatorial contests.
The Flavian emperors Vespasian and Titus constructed the largest amphitheatre ever in the Roman Empire, the Colosseum or Coliseum in Italy from 72-80AD and was originally named as the Amphitheatrum Flavium (Flavian Amphitheater) after their name.
The Colosseum in Rome, Italy is a part of UNESCO World Heritage Centre in Rome and also received privilege of being one of the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007.
One of the Rome’s most popular tourist attractions and must visit destination; It is also among the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering as the2, 000 years before elliptical design concept of Colosseum still stands as inspiring design for modern sports stadium.
The Colosseum in Rome, Italy was used for gladiatorial wars, capable of seating 50,000 spectators at a time and was reused later as a fortress, a quarry and a pantheon. In modern times it has been used for re-enactments of famous battles and dramas that were based on classical Roman mythology. However, with in 21st century some of its parts are partially devastated by earthquakes but it still ranks as an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome.
When to go the Colosseum, Italy
Roman Colosseum is an open air auditorium that’s why rains of autumn and winter bring some problems. Also the summer is scorching in Colosseum. So spring is better time to visit Colosseum.
Where to live close to the Colosseum, Italy
- Featured hotels near to the Colosseum, Italy include:
- Royal House
- Hotel Capo d’Africa
- Grand Hotel Palatino
- Hotel Edera
Where to go at the Colosseum, Italy
- Vatican Museums
- Florence Day Trip from Rome
- Capri Day Trip from Rome
- Naples and Pompeii Day Trip from Rome
- Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour
What to do at the Colosseum, Italy
- Rome Segway Tour
- Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small Group Walking Tour
- Taste of Italy Food Tour to Chianti and Umbria from Rome
- Rome Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus Tour