The Colosseum is the first image that comes to mind when people think of Rome. This ancient amphitheater is vital to the city. It was built in the 1st century AD., commissioned by Emperor Vespasian. The Colosseum was built for the people providing free access to approximately 70,000 people. The plays which were organized at the opening in the year 80 lasted a hundred days. The Colosseum is known for the gladiator shows, where gladiators - usually slaves – fought with each other. Bestiarii also fought with wild animals. More than 300,000 people and animals lost their lives during the fighting. After these fights were abolished, the Colosseum decayed. Meanwhile, it is only a fraction of what it once was, but nevertheless it remains beautiful and impressive. You will be amazed by the technical ingenuity and resourcefulness of the elevators, trapdoors and the underground system.
Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Rome