Colosseo

 

 

 

 

Description

Located in the archaeological heart of the city of Rome, the Flavian Amphitheater, or, more commonly, the Colosseum is an oval amphitheater, one of the largest ever built. It could hold between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators.

It was used for gladiatorial combats and public spectacles such as mock sea battleswild animals fights, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on classical mythology.

Construction began under the emperor Vespasian in 72 AD, and was completed in 80 AD under his successor and heir Titus. Further modifications were made during the reign of Domitian (81–96)

Entrance to the Colosseum was free for all and a rigid seating plan kept the sexes and social classes in their rightful places.

The name Colosseum was not a reference to its size but to the Colosso di Nerone, a giant statue of Nero that stood nearby.

With the fall of the Roman Empire in the 6th century, the Closseum was abandoned and gradually became overgrown.

Although partially ruined because of damage caused by vibrations and pollution, the Colosseum is still an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome, the battle to maintain it is continuous and conservation work is on-going.


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Details


Category:
All Seasons Attraction
Address:
1 Piazza del Colosseo
Roma, Lazio 00184
Phone:
+390639967700
Web Address:
http://archeoroma.beniculturali.it/en/archaeological-site/colosseum