Symbol of the history of Rome all over the world: the Colosseum, for the ancient Romans the Flavian Amphitheater, born from the will of Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD. and inaugurated then by his son Tito.
The name ‘Colosseum’ is due to the presence of a colossal statue of Nero, because the area where it stands is that of the imposing Domus Aurea, home of the emperor who built it after the great fire in Rome.
The Colosseum was then moved away from the one that initially should have been its position for the Temple of Venus and Rome. Today the Colosseum is one of the most visited monuments by tourists from all over the world, always included in the tour of Ancient Rome. The Colosseum maintain an incredible artistic and historical charm. It is still intact despite the many events that have characterized the history. It is possible to personalize the Colosseum tour also foreseeing other destinations such as the Roman Forum.
Duration: The Colosseum tours have a duration of 2 or 3 hours depending on the requests.
Place: Appointment to be defined.
Guide: Professional Tourist Guide.
Mode: Entrance not included
History of the Colosseum
Unesco heritage since 1980 and considered one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Colosseum was used after its construction for the games of the ancient Romans: it hosted the fights that involved the famous gladiators.
Events that gathered every stratum of the population of the Ancient Rome: from senators to slaves passing through the artisans and the traders. The events entry was free; the philosophy of the panem et circenses was just to ingratiate people with these games.
In addition to the battles of the gladiators, inside the Colosseum there were also hunting performances, the well-known venationes; the naumachie, representations of great naval battles during which the Colosseum was filled with water. In addition, capital executions were carried out there.
Visit the Colosseum
There are many places to visit on a guided tour of the Colosseum: a path that starts from the underground and reaches the upper rings. Places that preserve the magic of the past and present the same conditions as centuries ago.
The undergrounds of the Colosseum, called hypogea, were the spaces for the preparation of the great events that were held in the amphitheater in ancient times. The tour continues with a visit to the upper rings, including the fourth and the fifth ring that can be visited again from November 2017 and from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the arena about 40 meters high.