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Historic Site
“Amphitheatrum Flavium is the most famous and impressive monument of ancient Rome, as well as the largest amphitheater in the world. ”
  • 555 locals recommend
  • 130 Experiences
Historic Site
“The Colosseum is more impressive than any football stadium you've ever seen, AND it's 2000 years old. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Colosseum, originally known as Amphitheatrum Flavium (in Italian: Anfiteatro Flavio) or simply as Amphitheatrum, is the largest amphitheater in the world [, located in the center of the city of Rome. Able to contain an estimated number of spectators between 50,000 and 75,000 units, it is the most important Roman amphitheater, and the most impressive monument of ancient Rome that has come down to us, known throughout the world as a symbol of the city of Rome and one of the symbols of Italy. Inserted in 1980 in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, together with all the historical center of Rome, the extraterritorial zones of the Holy See in Italy and the Basilica of Saint Paul outside the walls, in 2007 the complex, the only European monument, it was also included among the New Seven Wonders of the World, following a competition organized by New Open World Corporation (NOWC). The amphitheater was built in the Flavian period on an area on the eastern edge of the Roman Forum. Its construction was started by Vespasian in 72 AD and inaugurated by Tito in 80, with further modifications made during the empire of Domitian in 90. The building forms an ellipse of 527 m of perimeter, with axes that measure 187.5 and 156.5 m. The arena measures 86 × 54 m, with an area of ​​3,357 m². The current height reaches 48.5 m, but originally it reached 52 m. The structure clearly expresses the Roman architectural and construction concepts of the early Imperial Age, based respectively on the curved and enveloping line offered by the elliptical plan and on the complexity of the construction systems. Arches and vaults are linked together in a tight structural relationship. The name "Colosseum" spread only in the Middle Ages and derives from the popular deformation of the Latin adjective "colosseum" (translatable as "colossal", as it appeared in the early Middle Ages between the one or two storey houses) [3] or, more probably from the proximity of the colossal bronze statue of Nero that stood nearby. Soon the building became a symbol of the imperial city, an expression of an ideology in which the celebratory will comes to define models for the entertainment and entertainment of the people. In ancient times it was used for gladiatorial shows and other public events (hunting shows, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on classical mythology). The tradition that wants it to be a place of martyrdom of Christians is groundless . No longer in use after the sixth century, the enormous structure was variously reused over the centuries, even as a material quarry. Today it is a symbol of the city of Rome and one of its major tourist attractions in the form of a regularly visited archaeological monument. Today his health conditions are of concern, given that studies on its structure have highlighted over 3,000 injuries and an extensive crack state. Furthermore, in 2012 a 40 cm inclination of the structure was discovered, probably due to a collapse of the foundation bed on which it rests . In 2018, the Colosseum, Foro Romano and Palatino archaeological circuit received 7 650 519 visitors, making it the second most visited Italian state museum site (the first among the paid ones), behind the Pantheon .”
  • 41 locals recommend
  • 16 Experiences
Point of Interest
“Do you know that, because of its expensive construction, a urine tax was imposed: “Pecunia non olet”. Why is it called that?”
  • 10 locals recommend
Plaza
“Rent Bike Cool noleggio bici, risciò a pedali ed elettrici il modo migliore per godersi Villa Borghese ed esplorare Roma... con le proprie gambe! rent bike and rickshaw, both pedal and electric the best way to enjoy and explore Rome and Villa Borghese ... cycling! alquiler de bicicletas, carritos de pedales y eléctricos la mejor manera de disfrutar y explorar Roma y Villa Borghese ... con sus piernas!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Great location thanks to a breathtaking view of the Colosseum, it offers snacks and cocktails”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lodging
“When the Coliseum falls, Rome will fall; but when Rome falls, the world will end. The ticket price also includes the Palatine Museum”
  • 5 locals recommend
Route
“It was the centre of ancient Rome entertainment, where the gladiatorial and animal combats were held. Surely it is the top tourist attraction in Rome.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Right in front of the Colosseum Metro station ( LINE B) you also have the Bus stop. You can use weather the Metro or the bus. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Monumento più famoso d'Italia, forse del mondo. Simbolo della città di Roma.”
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Plaza
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Plaza
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Plaza
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Historic Site
“as soon as you put your head out of this metro stop you will find the Colosseum in front of his majesty.”
  • 1 local recommends
Hotel
“A public park with a view to Colosseum from the hill of Domus Aurea, the ancient palace of Nero's Emperor.”
  • 1 local recommends

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Cocktail Bar
“Great location thanks to a breathtaking view of the Colosseum, it offers snacks and cocktails”
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