The Roman Colosseum (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium, Colosseum, Italian: Colosseo) is an essential symbol of the Eternal City.
Located in the center of Rome, is a must see attraction for each tourist.
Its construction started in the days of the reign of Emperor Vespasian in 72, and was completed in 80 AD by Titus. The amphitheatre is a characteristic four-storey, ecliptic building with a length of 188 m, width of 156 m, circumference of 524 m and a height of 48.5 m, built of concrete and stone.
Due to its size, it was able to accommodate from 50 to 73 thousand spectators, who flocked to the organized numerous public performances, including the famous gladiator fights, animal hunts, shows of naval battles and competitions.
In 2007, the Coliseum was announced one of the New Wonders of the World.
It is the largest object of its kind in the world.
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Piazza del Colosseo 1, 00184 Roma, Italia
open daily from 9:00 till duskTickets adults:
- European Union citizens to 18 years of age enter free of charge, so try to take your passport to verify the country of origin
- Combined tickets are valid for 2 days and you do not need to visit all three attractions on the same day
- To avoid standing in usually long queues it's worth it to buy tickets on line http://www.ticketclic.it/Gb/index.cfm (extra charge about 1.5 € and with the printout you need to use a separarate entrance, where there is no queue at all or it's substiantially smaller