Hundreds of towers adorn Rome’s skyline hiding the crooked quaint streets and uncountable stories of its past. Rome is riddled with historical sights and landmarks that stand witness to the splendor of the Roman Empire. One of its most valued treasures is the grand Colosseum, or otherwise, the Flavian Amphitheater. Book Colosseum Tickets with priority access and get inside this wonder without lengthy waiting in long lines under the heat Italian sun!
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You'll enter the arena via the Gladiators gate the side entrance once used by gladiators. Located on the other side of the amphitheater, this access point is separate from the usual group skip-the-line gate. So, you'll bypass the long lines (longer these days following increased security), for immediate entry. You will be able to appreciate the history behind the tall walls in good humor and a peace of mind.
If you are interested, you can always upgrade to one of the popular guided tours such as the exclusive Colosseum underground tour. Please note, the Colosseum opening hours vary from season to season as the closing time is always one hour before sunset.
The construction of Colosseum started under the rule of Emperor Vespasian (from the Flavius family) in 72 AD and was finished under Titus a decade later. The amphitheater was built on the former site of Nero's Palace. Vespasian's goal behind all this was to dissociate himself from the tyranny of Nero's rule and gain a bit of public popularity by organizing gladiator battles and animal massacres (none of which would win him popularity today). The entrance to the Colosseum was free for all.
The shape of the structure is roughly elliptical measuring 188m in length and 156m in width. However, the arena floor where the battles took place only measures 76m by 44m. The arena floor was made of wooden planks. It was only during the shows they covered the floor with sand (arena) taken from Monte Mario hill. For special events, they would use different color sand to mark the occasion.
The Colosseum remained in use for an impressive 450 years until the Gladiator battles and animal hunts became unpopular, likely due to the rise of Christianity. Soon, the amphitheater space found a multitude of other uses including serving as a church, cemetery, housing, workshops and even a castle. Nonetheless, in 1349, a strong earthquake caused the south wall to collapse and the construction became unusable. Quite smartly, the city used the stone and marble from the catastrophe to build churches and other public buildings around the city.
Nowadays, Colosseum serves to much more cultured purposes. In fact, a Coliseum is a dream place of many artists who yearn to perform under the spell of its special ambiance. Though, only a few have been successful in this colossal undertaking. The first Italian artist to perform inside was, in 2011, Biagio Antonacci. Later the list grew with names such as Andrea Bocelli, Nicola Piovani; Ray Charles, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Noa, Mercedes Sosa, and Khaled.
This information is just scraping the surface of the rich and history of the ancient Rome that resides within the walls of the Colosseum. Book Colosseum Rome tickets online today to ensure you don't miss out on any detail!