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Colosseum

A major symbol of Italian and Rome history, the Colosseum was great gladiatorial arena is the most thrilling of the city's ancient sights, including The Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. Today, is a monument unto itself and unto the works of human genius, which survive time.

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No parking lots nearby. The entrance to the monument is on Piazza del Colosseo. The area is cobblestone paved. The entrance is level with the road and it provides direct access to the inside of the Arena. An elevator serves upper floor, adapted for wheelchair users, reduced mobility persons and disabled. After buying the admission ticket in the ticket office, some steps have to be negotiated. There is a toilet for wheelchair users, reduced mobility persons and disabled inside. No facilitations for vision impaired.

Opening Times:
From 09:00 am To 18.00 in Summer
From 09:00 am To 15:00 in Winter.
Ticket Cost : Euro 13.50 per person.

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Originally the Flavian Amphitheater, is an elliptical amphitheater in the center of the city of Rome, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire.

It is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum, its construction started between 70 and 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under Titus, with further modifications being made during Domitian's reign ( 81–96 ).

Historic Info

The name Flavian Amphitheater derives from both Vespasian's and Titus' family name ( Flavius, from the gens Flavia ).

Originally capable of seating around 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles.

It remained in use for nearly 500 years with the last recorded games being held there as late as the 6th century.

As well as the traditional gladiatorial games, many other public spectacles were held there, such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology.

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The building eventually ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such varied purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry and a Christian shrine.

Has long been seen as an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome.

Today it is one of modern Rome's most popular tourist attractions and still has close connections with the Roman Catholic Church, as each Good Friday the Pope leads a torchlit "Way of the Cross" procession to the amphitheater.

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