Back to the past at...Colosseum
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Did you know that "Colosseum" is a nickname for this spectacular monument and symbol of the city? Its name in ancient Rome was Flavian Anphitheatre. Come with us and visit one of the most famous places in the world.
Lenght: 2 hours;
Start time: Every day expect the first Sunday of the month and bank holidays. 8.30am or 1.30pm from November-March; 8.30am or 2pm from April-October.
Useful info: This tour, which only includes the visit to the Colosseum, leaving out the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, is specifically indicated for families with younger children (5-8 years old) or are very fond of Gladiators' history. As a matter of fact, the weather conditions and the great affluence of tourists in high season may cause your kids to become very tired during a visit that also comprises the other two sites. By spending two whole hours in a single site you'll be able to know and to explore it more thoroughly. So, this is a perfect option for children who really love battles, challenges and animal fights. We recommend to wear comfortable shoes and clothes that are suitable to the weather.
It’s the biggest monument of ancient Rome and its construction was decided by emperor Vespasian. It is the first permanent amphitheatre in the town and it stands in the area once occupied by the artificial lake of the Domus Aurea. It was dedicated in 79 AD and inaugurated in 80 AD by Titus, then completed by Domitian and restored by Severus Alexander. Partially ruined by several earthquakes, in the Middle Ages it was used as a fortress, and then fell in the hands of Roman common people in the XIV century. Pope Benedict XIV consecrated the Colosseum to the Passion of the Christ, by fitting up the 14 stations of the Cross in the area of the monument.