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Panchami Bekal
We reached the city at about 11 AM and checked into the Best Western Hotel. Later we took a metro to reach the Colosseum. The tickets to the Colosseum cost around 28 Euros per person. The place was too crowded. It took about 30 minutes to reach inside.
Elena
The ancient ruins of Rome are again full of opposites, they tell the story of a time when democracy was born and people gathered to be heard at Forums, but also a time when people visited the Colosseum to see shows of people fighting other people and animals and dying in brutal deaths- all for fun. Being there makes you realize the past never stayed in the past, it just kept repeating itself in different forms to this day.
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Fun Fact: The Colosseum in Italy only took 9 years to build using over 60,000 Jewish slaves. It is thought that over 500,000 people lost their lives and over a million wild animals were killed throughout the duration of the Colosseum hosted people vs. beast games.
Giuseppe
Considered an epitome of Roman architecture, this standing testimony in concrete and stone once was home to a lot of spectatorship. It not only reflects the culture and history of ancient Rome but also stands true to the many battles and its re-enactments. While the more said the lesser it is for this magnificent structural work, one visit and you’ll be left mesmerized!
Eva Polino
I began my travel through this iconic city with on the most iconic places, not only in Rome, but also in the rest of the world. The Colosseum is right in the center of the city, which itself speaks greatly of its importance. Also known as the Flavius Amphitheater, it is the largest of its kind in the world. This monument is hailed as the epitome of Roman Architecture and engineering. This UNESCO World Heritage site, housed around 50,000 to 80,000 people in its time and was used for entertainment purposes in the early medieval era (remember Gladiator?) The monument is gigantic with four floors and each floor having around 80 arches each. Due to earthquakes much of the monument has been destroyed, but it still spills splendor and awe. If you think the Colosseum looks magnificent during the day, be ready to be blown away by its night view. The monument lights up the cityscape of Rome and looks like a jewel on the street!
Sergio Grom
Truly one of the most iconic places, not only in Rome, but also in the rest of the world is the Colosseum, situated right in the center of the city, indicating its great importance even today. Also known as the Flavius Amphitheater, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the largest of its kind in the world. Having sheltered around 50,000 to 80,000 people in its time, this epitome of Roman engineering and architecture was mostly used for entertainment purposes in the ancient and early medieval era. In built, this enormous monument comprises four floors, with 80 colossal arches encircling each floor. With the passage of time and natural calamities and causes, much of the Colosseum is in ruins yet this doesn’t stop it from casting its aura of splendour and grandeur over the entire city, during the day as well as by night!
Robert Coghlan
I decided to start my journey in the Old Rome and undoubtedly my first stop was the Colosseum (aka Flavian Amphitheatre) which is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture. But honestly, this concrete and stone largest amphitheatre on this planet is one the best architectures this world has seen. Colosseum’s construction began in the 70 AD, but ended not before 80 AD. It housed a lot of dramas on classical mythology and re-enactments of famous battles with 50,000 to 80,000 spectators capable of being present here. This partially ruined marvel still has the capability of casting its spell on you, especially on a full moon night. Make sure you are in this area again at night. It is not without reason that it is listed under UNESCO World Heritage Site. The surviving part of the outer wall is comprised of three stories of superimposed arcades. The Capitoline side of Piazza Venezia offers a scenic view. Piazza Venezia is the site of the Victor Emmanuelle II monument and Mussolini's Palazzo. From here, you can move to The Imperial forums, which are not part of Roman Forum but are located close to each other. These forums were the centers of politics, religion and economy in the ancient Roman Empire. The ruins of this place still have so much finery. One of the famous Seven Hills of Rome is the Oppian Hill. A quick stroll around the Trajan's Baths, which is an enormous bathing and leisure complex, built in ancient Rome starting from 104 AD is recommended. The large “Golden House” villa built by Emperor Nero is in the heart of ancient Rome. It still lies under the ruins of Trajan’s Baths. You can also get a glimpse of the triumphal arch of Constantine and the 30 m bronze statue of Emperor Nero better known as “Colossus of Nero”. Via Sacra that is “Sacred Road” leads up to this place and further to Capitoline Hill.
Maria Rosaria Moscato
The Colosseum is one of the longest-standing and most impressive monuments in the world. Built under the rule of the Flavian emperors some 2000 years ago this elliptical architectural masterpiece played host to free games to entertain the emperors and the public. An earthquake destroyed the southern part of the building in 847 and parts of the felled section were used in the construction of other famous landmarks like the St. Peter's Basilica.
Maria Rosaria Moscato
The Colosseum is one of the longest-standing and most impressive monuments in the world. Built under the rule of the Flavian emperors some 2000 years ago this elliptical architectural masterpiece played host to free games to entertain the emperors and the public. An earthquake destroyed the southern part of the building in 847 and parts of the felled section were used in the construction of other famous landmarks like the St. Peter's Basilica.
Maria Rosaria Moscato
The Colosseum is one of the longest-standing and most impressive monuments in the world. Built under the rule of the Flavian emperors some 2000 years ago this elliptical architectural masterpiece played host to free games to entertain the emperors and the public. An earthquake destroyed the southern part of the building in 847 and parts of the felled section were used in the construction of other famous landmarks like the St. Peter's Basilica.
Eva Polino
I began my travel through this iconic city with on the most iconic places, not only in Rome, but also in the rest of the world. The Colosseum is right in the center of the city, which itself speaks greatly of its importance. Also known as the Flavius Amphitheater, it is the largest of its kind in the world. This monument is hailed as the epitome of Roman Architecture and engineering. This UNESCO World Heritage site, housed around 50,000 to 80,000 people in its time and was used for entertainment purposes in the early medieval era (remember Gladiator?) The monument is gigantic with four floors and each floor having around 80 arches each. Due to earthquakes much of the monument has been destroyed, but it still spills splendor and awe. If you think the Colosseum looks magnificent during the day, be ready to be blown away by its night view. The monument lights up the cityscape of Rome and looks like a jewel on the street!