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Posted on May 3, 2022
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Ultimate Roman Colosseum. Once in Rome, you cannot miss one of the most revered historic sites in the world, the Colosseum. Tour in Rome

Nested in Southern Europe, Italy’s capital city, Rome, which is one of the most thrilling cities in the world, receives a footfall of more than 18 million tourists each year. Known for its historic ruins and masterpieces, jaw-dropping architecture, and extraordinary artworks, among many others, this European city is an ultimate destination for some unforgettable experiences. While the wanderlust in you will be spoilt to choose from a wide array of attractions like the Pantheon, Roman Forum, the Trevi Fountain, the Vatican City, etc., you cannot miss one of the most revered historic sites in the world, the Colosseum. Here we list all the information to make your visit to the Colosseum stress-free.

Colosseum Ultimate Roman Colosseum. Once in Rome, you cannot miss one of the most revered historic sites in the world, the Colosseum. Tour in Rome Ultimate Roman Colosseum. Once in Rome, you cannot miss one of the most revered historic sites in the world, the Colosseum. Tour in Rome

A mighty wonder of the world | Ultimate Roman Colosseum. Once in Rome, you cannot miss one of the most revered historic sites in the world, the Colosseum. Tour in Rome

An enduring icon of the Roman World, the Colosseum is a 620 by 513 feet elliptical building, once the site of an artificial lake. The lake was drained to make way for the Colosseum, signifying the end of a tyrannical rule. Built to accommodate 60,000 seated people and another 10,000 standing guests, at any given time, the amphitheater was crowded with at least 70,000 spectators. The outer facade of the building, equivalent to a 12-story building, has columns and arches built using different styles; Tuscan at the bottom, Ionic in the middle, and Corinthian at the top. Instead of arches and columns on the fourth level of the Colosseum, the building features small windows. While the rest of the Colosseum was mainly white, the Colosseum Arena was made using red and black stone blocks. The Romans covered the arena’s wooden floor with sand to prevent the combatants from slipping and make cleaning easy post gladiator fights!

A mighty wonder of the world | Ultimate Roman Colosseum. Once in Rome, you cannot miss one of the most revered historic sites in the world, the Colosseum. Tour in Rome

An enduring icon of the Roman World, the Colosseum is a 620 by 513 feet elliptical building, once the site of an artificial lake. The lake was drained to make way for the Colosseum, signifying the end of a tyrannical rule. Built to accommodate 60,000 seated people and another 10,000 standing guests, at any given time, the amphitheater was crowded with at least 70,000 spectators. The outer facade of the building, equivalent to a 12-story building, has columns and arches built using different styles; Tuscan at the bottom, Ionic in the middle, and Corinthian at the top. Instead of arches and columns on the fourth level of the Colosseum, the building features small windows. While the rest of the Colosseum was mainly white, the Colosseum Arena was made using red and black stone blocks. The Romans covered the arena’s wooden floor with sand to prevent the combatants from slipping and make cleaning easy post gladiator fights!

Ultimate Roman Colosseum. Once in Rome, you cannot miss one of the most revered historic sites in the world, the Colosseum. Tour in Rome Ultimate Roman Colosseum. Once in Rome, you cannot miss one of the most revered historic sites in the world, the Colosseum. Tour in Rome
The arena also had lifts, special machinery, and trap doors to release animals into the action floor. A special structure, called the Hegmata, was used to lift heavy animals from the hypogeum (an underground network of tunnels and chambers) onto the arena. Combatants entered the arena through a Gate of Life, whereas the Gate of Death was used to exit the victorious and gladiators killed during the fight! While the Underground and the Belvedere (the top level) were not accessible to the public for the longest time, don’t miss out on traveling back in time as these exclusive areas have recently opened to tourists.

Colosseum - Things to know

  • Best time to visit – April to September
  • Suggested duration – 3 Hours
  • Starting Roman Colosseum ticket price – €35
  • Founded in – 70 AD
  • Closest metro station – Colosseo/Salvi N.

Colosseum Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday – between 10:30 AM to 04:30 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday – Closed
  • Last admission: 03:30 PM

Must-see at Colosseum

  • Columns and arches
  • Flavian Amphitheatre Plaque
  • The Hypogeum
  • Arena

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