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Why should you visit the Colosseum?

Posted on May 3, 2022
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Why should you visit the Colosseum? The Colosseum, an engineering marvel, holds the records for many firsts. Rome Exclusive Colosseum Tours

Why should you visit the Colosseum? The Colosseum, an engineering marvel, holds the records for many firsts. Rome Exclusive Colosseum Tours[/caption]

Why should you visit the Colosseum? The Colosseum, an engineering marvel, holds the records for many firsts. Rome Exclusive Colosseum Tours.

You don’t want to skip the bustling attraction like the Colosseum on your Roman Holiday. One of the most visited monuments in the world, it receives a footfall of 7 million visitors each year. The Colosseum, an engineering marvel, holds the records for many firsts. While most amphitheaters in the era were circular, the Colosseum was elliptical. This feature allowed the spectators to get a bird’s eye view of the arena or place of action. With the Colosseum designed to hold 80,000 spectators, it was built using no modern machinery or any heavy equipment. An epitome of grandeur, the structure had 80 ornate entrances and a dozen inner doorways, tunnels, staircases, and corridors. This helped in controlling the crowd and also emptying the amphitheater within a matter of minutes without causing a stampede. The tech-savvy Romans also used hand-operated elevators and trap doors in the arena to create illusions for the spectators while gladiators fought against each other. So include the Colosseum in your itinerary and walk through the same path as the gladiators, and experience this ancient ruin!

Colosseum History

Why should you visit the Colosseum? The Colosseum, an engineering marvel, holds the records for many firsts. Rome Exclusive Colosseum Tours


Measuring 189 meters long, 156 meters wide, and 50 meters in height, with a total surface area of almost 6 acres, the Colosseum still holds the Guinness World Record for the largest amphitheater in the world. Made using travertine stone as its primary material and concrete, the four-storied Colosseum was one of the most complex man-made structures of its time. The Colosseum’s columns, and arches decorated with statues of gods and emperors, are its most prominent features. While the first story columns are done in Tuscan style, the second story features more elaborate Ionian columns, and the third floor has intricate Corthinian-style columns. The fourth floor is mainly decorated with rectangular columns. And if you are a keen observer, you will notice how the lower three stories have so many arches, but the fourth floor lacks them and instead has small windows. The arena, or the venue of activities, had 36 trap doors to make impressive entries into the arena and special effects during performances.

The Roman Colosseum also has a two-level underground network of corridors and cells called the Hypogeum. Animals and gladiators were kept here before their entry into the arena. The state-of-art facilities at this wonder of the Roman Empire had hundreds of fountains to quench the thirst of spectators. To control the entry and exit of spectators, the Colosseum had 80 entrances. The Colosseum was also equipped with a Velarium to protect spectators from the sun and the rain.

Colosseum Architecture & Design

Why should you visit the Colosseum? The Colosseum, an engineering marvel, holds the records for many firsts. Rome Exclusive Colosseum Tours


Measuring 189 meters long, 156 meters wide, and 50 meters in height, with a total surface area of almost 6 acres, the Colosseum still holds the Guinness World Record for the largest amphitheater in the world. Made using travertine stone as its primary material and concrete, the four-storied Colosseum was one of the most complex man-made structures of its time. The Colosseum’s columns, and arches decorated with statues of gods and emperors, are its most prominent features. While the first story columns are done in Tuscan style, the second story features more elaborate Ionian columns, and the third floor has intricate Corthinian-style columns. The fourth floor is mainly decorated with rectangular columns. And if you are a keen observer, you will notice how the lower three stories have so many arches, but the fourth floor lacks them and instead has small windows. The arena, or the venue of activities, had 36 trap doors to make impressive entries into the arena and special effects during performances.

The Roman Colosseum also has a two-level underground network of corridors and cells called the Hypogeum. Animals and gladiators were kept here before their entry into the arena. The state-of-art facilities at this wonder of the Roman Empire had hundreds of fountains to quench the thirst of spectators. To control the entry and exit of spectators, the Colosseum had 80 entrances. The Colosseum was also equipped with a Velarium to protect spectators from the sun and the rain.

Colosseum Entrances

Why should you visit the Colosseum? The Colosseum, an engineering marvel, holds the records for many firsts. Rome Exclusive Colosseum Tours


The Colosseum has 3 entrances: one entrance for individual visitors, the group entrance, and the entrance to the arena. The entrance facing the forums for individual visitors is called Sperone Valadier and is the only entrance currently in use. The arena entrance, named Stern, is only used for guided tours with a visit the arena. Entry to the Colosseum from the Varco Stern entrance is currently suspended.

Here’s everything you need to know about Colosseum entrances.

Colosseum at Night

Why should you visit the Colosseum? The Colosseum, an engineering marvel, holds the records for many firsts. Rome Exclusive Colosseum Tours


The Colosseum at night is a magnificent sight to see. It has stood through centuries of culture and war, and its significance is just as relevant as when it was built. Looking at its glory at night would give you new perspectives, while there are a ton of night markets and food streets to explore as well. Including a nighttime visit to the Colosseum could be enticing. A night-time Colosseum tour is rather personalized as there is a minimum crowd, and the weather is pleasant too. Soak in the shadows of this majestic structure while you also enjoy the view of Rome by night.