Last Updated: 14th Nov 2013
by – Matt Vernick, Tour Manager, Europe
Recently voted as one of the 7 wonders of the world the official name for the Colosseum is the ‘Flavian Amphitheatre’ and it was finished in 72 AD.
Awesome to walk around the outside it’s even cooler to stand in the middle of and imagine what the atmosphere must have been like during the height of the Roman Empire when gladiators did battle while tens of thousands of Roman citizens were entertained by the spectacle.
A total ruin inside, you can’t actually walk where the floor or the Colosseum once was, but walking around the edge is cool enough and more than enough to give you a good perspective on the arena while you can still see the labyrinth of holding areas that were hidden below the floor of Rome’s most well known landmark.
Like most of the other major sights in Italy entry is a little overpriced but standing inside what is arguably the most famous arena ever is a memory that you’ll never forget.