Colosseum was founded in 72 AD and it is the largest amphitheater built in the Roman Empire. In that period, entertainment was brought to 50.000 Romans through amazing spectacles, gladiator fights, famous battles from Classical mythology that were acted out again, and many more.
The mob represented Imperial Rome, and its cheers and applauds could be heard from the stands of one of the greatest works of Roman architecture. The Colosseum is the embodiment of Roman culture and therefore a “must see” while in Rome.
Rome, The Eternal City
This fantastic monument is the reason why we call Rome the eternal city due to almost 2000 years preservation. Inside you can visit the underground, the floors and the arena, which were recently opened to the public. The third level offers you a spectacular view over the entire city and of course the inner part of the Colosseum.
It is located in Piazza del Colosseo and it can be reached by subway. The museum is open every day of the year, except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, from 8.30 AM till 4.30 PM or 7.15 PM depending on the season. A full ticket costs €15.50, but the fee is only €10.50 for European citizens aged between 18 and 25. It can also be booked online or purchased from the ticket office which closes one hour before closing time.