Colosseum, Rome

Built between 72-80CE, the “Flavian Amphitheater,” better known as the “Colosseum,” was the largest amphitheater in the ancient Roman world. Elliptical in shape, with a longer axis measuring 189m and a shorter measuring 156m, this “mother of all amphitheaters” is as long as St. Peter’s Basilica and as wide as Florence Cathedral is long. With a staggering capacity of 50,000 people, the Colosseum was the center of Roman life in ancient times and the perfect stage for gladiatorial games. Much of the structure still stands today as testimony to the grandeur of ancient Rome. Buona visita!


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