Everyone knows the Colosseum, thanks to a vague memory of the history courses at the school or to the Ridley Scott film “Gladiator”.
Colosseum in Italian is a gigantic oval amphitheater located in the centre of the city of Rome. It is one of the greatest monuments built during the Roman Empire. It is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering.
It is located to the east of the Roman Forum. Its construction began between 70 and 72 AP. A.D., under Emperor Vespasian, and ended in 80 under Titus. Further amendments were then made during the reign of Domitian (81-96) 1. The name of the amphitheatre Flavian derives from the surname (Flavi) of Emperor Vespasian and his sons Titus and Domitian.
This place of distraction which could accommodate between 50 000 and 75 000 spectators, was used for the venationes (fights of wild animals), the munera (fights of gladiators) and other public spectacles such as executions of condemned to death, the Reenactments of famous battles and dramas based on Roman mythology.
Your tickets is valid 2 days. You can visit the Colosseum 1 day and the day after the Forum with the same tickets.
The ticket office closes an hour before the end of the visits.