If you’ve to Rome and didn’t visit the Colosseum, then, unfortunately, your trip is incomplete. No one can ever miss Rome’s greatest engineering and architectural marvel of all times. The Colosseum can welcome around 50,000 tourists at a time from all over the world as it did back in the Roman Empire times.
During the reign of Emperor Vespasian is when the Colosseum was created and its construction ended by Emperor Titus. Then, Emperor Domitian came along and added some architectural touches of his own, but all while bearing the same name; “Flavius”. This is why the Colosseum or Coliseum got the name: “Amphitheatrum Flavium” or ” Flavian Amphitheatre”.
Leaving the old Rome Emperor days behind, it’s now famous for the Colosseum, and it’s visited by thousands of tourists on a daily basis.
That’s the reason why I’d strongly advise you to buy your tickets to the Colosseum from any other office selling the tickets, other than the main one there. You won’t believe how long the queue is there to buy tickets to the Coliseum, or you can join a tour group. I’d rather you make an advanced booking through the internet or the phone so you can enjoy your visit. and then you can take your ticket from Coliseum Ticket Office side window.
Once you get to the glorious moment where you have your ticket in your hand, now, it’s time to go on huge Romanian heritage adventure in the Coliseum. There’re 80 entrances to the Flavian Amphitheatre that you’ll go through, and you’ll notice the amazing details of the Romanian design.The Flavian Amphitheatre is 20 Roman feet high, and each Roman feet is converted into approximately 29.6 cm (Total = 592 cm high).
The Colosseum Is Made Of 3 Parts: The Arena, The Exterior, The Interior:
The entrance arches were actually part of This ancient Roman building external walls. Furthermore, the outer wall is constructed of travertine stone (the structure was attached together by iron clamps). As many centuries have gone by, and as a strong earthquake struck Rome, the outer wall has collapsed, leaving some remaining parts behind on the north side of the Coliseum parameter.
The interior of the Flavian Amphitheatre contains all the seats to welcome its tourists. These seats are not arranged by random, instead, it is arranged according to people’s social status. The emperor gets a seat at luxurious special boxes on the north and south of the Colosseum. The Emperor and his family, undoubtedly get to see the greatest view of the whole arena.
In the famous Roman amphitheater, the Arena is the stage of the amphitheater where all the shows were hosted there. Gladiator fights were amongst the popular Romanian attractions. Wild animal hunts or venatio was also a popular attraction because it featured a fight of man versus a wild beast. The arena also has Hypogeum (a basement). The Hypogeum is where animals are being kept captive for the Colosseum shows.
What other heritage is there to see in Colosseum? You can see the museum devoted to Eros at the top levels. Furthermore, you get to walk in its system of underground Romanian passageways that were utilized to transport these wild animals.