Colosseum: The Biggest Amphitheater in The World — When you hear someone say the word “Rome”, you might think about places there. Colosseum, Coliseum, or Colosseo (in Italy) is one you might think first. It was originally known as Flavian Amphitheater.
This is the biggest amphitheater in the world. It measured 48 meters high, 188 meters long, and 156 meters wide. It was built in AD 72 by Emperor Vespasian and it was completed by his son, Titus, in 80, with later improvements by Domitian.
The Colosseum was built to a practical design, with its 80 arched entrances allowing easy access to 55,000 spectators, who were seated according to rank.
The Colosseum has been survived from two earthquakes. So you can see the ruins stay at the top of the Colosseum. But don’t worry, the ruins makes the Colosseum looks greater and greater.
Inside, it has the oval theater was a stage for gladiators and public spectacles. Before, Roman gladiators were usually slaves, prisoners of war or condemned criminals. Most were men, but there were a few female gladiators.
You may also find The Arena floor – this is where all the action was and to look up at the top seating areas. It will make you realize, how big the Colosseum is! At the underground level beneath the arena floor where slaves, prisoners, animals and gladiators were kept during public spectacles and events, you may also find the Hypogeum. In the Third Tier, it seems like the underground tunnels. Too bad, the Third Tier section of the Colosseum is not accessible for the general public and you must book with a tour like our Colosseum Underground in order to experience it.
Nowadays, many visitors come to the Colosseum. Make sure you do not miss it. If you want to get a complete information about Colosseum, do not forget to have a guide with you.
The Colosseum opens from 8.30 am until 15.30 pm everyday.
To get to the Colosseum, you must have the ticket with you. You can book the ticket online –and don’t forget to scan it at the ticket desk around– and you can also buy the ticket by online. you can get the ticket at the ticket desk in Via di San Gregorio (Palatine), or you can go to Roman Forum.