The Flavian Amphitheatre, known as the Colosseum, is one the most famous monuments of Rome, its impressive work of construction is due to Emperor Vespasian although the building was finished by his son Tito on 80 AC. The Colosseum was built with the specific aim to provide the city of Rome of a place worthy of the fame of his gladiatorial games and were organized even 100 days of celebration to inaugurate it.
Inside the Colosseum took place many shows: gladiator duels, fights with trained animals, public executions and naval battles called naumachie. Inside it is perfectly possible to distinguish the four sectors of the bleachers, where sat the spectators: the first level was reserved for senators. A system of ramps and steps facilitated the entry and exit of people by ensuring - through a ticket that each received - respect of the allocation of seats and the subdivision of the same according to social groups. After 523 A.D. the amphitheater began its decline turning even in a marble quarry, lead and iron which drew the popes to build Palazzo Barberini, Piazza Venezia and St. Peter's Basilica.
The Coliseum is the symbol of the Eternal City and with the Roman Forum and the Palatine it was confirmed the most visited archaeological site in Italy with over 5 million visitors a year. This can result in long queues, so to avoid problems is advisable to buy your ticket in advance on the site www.coopculture.it.
DISTANCE FROM THE HOTEL: 2 km
Walking: 24 minutes along Via Labicana
By Public Transportation: Tram 3
Underground | Subway: Take Line A - stop at San Giovanni, Termini direction, then take Line B, Laurentina direction, get off at the Coliseum