Currency Guide - Colosseum

The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy.

Colosseum

Rome’s Colosseum, also known in Italian as Colosseo or Anfiteatro Flavio, is one of the world’s best-known sites from antiquity, and for something built in 80 AD, it’s holding up very well. It was here that the Roman emperors watched gladiators stage battles to the death and hunt wild animals. The Colosseum set the model for all modern-day stadiums — the only difference being that today’s teams survive their games.

Today, visitors can see the tiered seating, corridors and the underground rooms where the animals and gladiators awaited their fate. Take in a tour of normally off-limits areas, such as the network of underground passages, chambers and cells, or head to the upper tier, which was recently opened for the first time since the 1970s. On the third level, travelers will find the area where members of the lower Roman classes sat when cheering the gladiators, enjoying bird’s-eye views of the action below. From this unique vantage point, visitors can walk around and enjoy the views.

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