The Colosseum
, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is the icon of Rome.

Located in the historic centre of the city, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built during the Roman Empire and survived almost intact until present day. Popular tourist destination and still capable of rising deep emotions in the locals, the Colosseum is the symbol of the political power, the cultural magnificence and the architectural wisdom of the Roman Empire.

As a result, it was included in the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites in 1980 and it was declared one of the Seven Wonders of the World later in 2007. 

The elliptical shape of the Colosseum is due to a very practical reason, that was allowing the whole audience to have a good view of the shows from their places in the arena. However, this choice was at the expense of the acoustics, which was not as excellent as in Greek theatres. In order to work this problem out, some sort of posters were used to explain what was happening to the audience.

Places of Interest

The best facilities - Colosseo

Inn Urbe Colosseo
on 36 reviews
Right in the heart of Rome, Inn Urbe boasts an intimate and cozy atmosphere offering guests comfortable accommodation and versatile amenities to satisfy all of their travel needs. We are conveniently ...
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Via Labicana B&B area Colsseo
on 49 reviews
LABICANA 42 BB Rome - Via Labicana 42 Nearby amazing scenary of the Imperial Rome and Colosseo a confortable and friendly B&B situated in the Monti district close to the most important underground ...
From35 €
Roman and Italian
on 51 reviews
B&B situated in the middle of the famous holy triangle of the most important churches in the Imperial Rome Area, Santa Maria Maggiore church , Santa Croce in Gerusalemme and San Giovanni in laterano.
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Ginester Guest House B&B Rome
GinEster is strategically placed for reaching most beautiful and attractive places in Rome, either on foot or by short trips. Our Rooms have all comforts such as air conditioning, heating, hairdryer, ...
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