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Colosseum

Colosseum

Colosseum

Colosseum (Piazza del Colosseo, Rome) – located just east of the Roman Forum, the Colosseum was inaugurated in 80 AD, this is the largest amphitheater in the world, and one of the greatest works of architecture and engineering from the Roman Empire. During its years of operation, the Colosseum had an estimated capacity of up to 80,000 spectators (ranging from Roman royalty to commoners). Along with gladiator contests (made famous in recent times by various Hollywood films), the Colosseum held mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of major Roman battles, and theatrical dramas. Such use ended by the early medieval period. Despite its dilapidated condition, it still attracts tourists the world over, and is an enduring symbol of Italy’s glorious past. Admission: €12 (combined ticket with the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and Imperial Forums, if used within 2 days). Hours: vary by month. Check the following website for more details: www.coopculture.it