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Roman Colosseum

80 AD

9 €
Average visit time
60 minutes

Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome RM

Hours of operation
9.00am-one hour before sunset

Phone: 0639967700

The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, or simply as Amphitheatrum, is one of Rome's most well known attractions. The great roman amphitheater was built during the Roman Empire (it was inaugurated in 80 AD) and was then used for performances of great popular appeal, such as hunts and gladiator combats. The first phase of construction of the Colosseum was financed with the proceeds of the plunder of the temple in Jerusalem by Vespasian in 72 AD. His son and successor Titus, in 80 AD, added the third and fourth row of seats and ushered in the amphitheater with a hundred days of games. The Roman Colosseum was built with the specific aim of creating a place to celebrate public events, shows, hunting, re-enactments of famous battles and gladiator combats. The history of the Colosseum is in fact linked to that of the ancient gladiators, who were mostly prisoners of war, slaves or condemned to death wrestlers following hard training in special gladiators schools founded by Nero and Caesar where they were subjected to various forms of torture and the use of corporal punishment to keep them in line. Today, the Colosseum is a welcoming and dynamic archaeological structure, open on two levels to the public, offering an expansive overview of the interior, but also fascinating glimpses of the city from the openings under the arches. For Colosseum tickets visit the website or contact the tourist information point nearest you.


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True symbol of Roman Empire

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I love Colosseum....and his cats! :)

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U can't miss it! Yuk!

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