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Colosseo in Rome

Rome Monuments and Historic Buildings: Colosseo



Rating: 5 5
Rank: 1 About 279
Number of ratings: 489

Category: Monument and Historic Building
Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, Rome
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Telephone: +39 06 3996 7700



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9/20/2012

Colosseo

This amphitheater could seat 60,000 spectators, a majestic figure if compared at the time. There took place battles between gladiators and beasts. After 2,000 years it is still used for free concerts by pop stars worldwide.

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6/15/2009

Colosseum

The Colosseum, or Flavian Amphitheatre, is a huge amphitheatre in Rome.

 

Constructed in 70 AD, the Colosseum was the largest amphitheatre built in the Roman Empire and is capable of seating about 50,000 spectators. One of the best examples of Roman architecture, it has long been a symbol of Imperial Rome.

Interestingly, the site was used to entertain public with games and showcase of fights between animals and gladiators. Also, comic acts and display of exotic animals were also held here.

Although it is now in a ruined state due to damages by earthquakes and struggles, it is one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions and receives millions of visitors annually.

This architectural marvel is still a treat to the eyes with excellent interiors. Also, the nearby Roman Catholic Church leads the ‘Way of the Cross’ procession every Good Friday.

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