What to do in Rome
The Colosseum is one of the most evocative of Rome and one of the most famous in the world.
Many people and animals were killed here, you could see everything from gladiatorial games to the drama of murder and battles between wild animals.
Emperor Vespasian began building that was completed by his son Titus. The building was completed in 80 A.D. The inauguration lasted 100 days, and about 9,000 animals and 2,000 gladiators were killed during the event.At its peak it housed 87,000 spectators.
Is possible to book accommodation to sleep during your stay in Rome, some are very comfortable and not very far from the Colosseum, and are located in the city center about 2,5km from the coliseum such as QueenRome bed and breakfast that has the possibility to use the kitchen to try to practice in the days of stay the Roman cuisine.
In addition to the coliseum you can always visit the nearby Imperial Forums. Between visits and the other, there are many comfortable environment where you can have lunch and then resume again sightseeing
the origins of the coliseum
The construction took place in the area occupied by the enormous house of Nero’s Domus Aurea, built after the great fire of Rome in 64, which was to be a valley nestled among the hills of Velia, Palatine, Celio, Opium, and Fagutale and was crossed by a stream that ran in the direction of the Tiber along a path roughly follows the actual street of San Gregorio.
The presence of the pond was abundantly exploited to save on the foundation, made of travertine pillars resting on a ring of concrete continuous, interrupted only by some culverts for scrolling of groundwater that would otherwise have flooded the entire area.
After killing the emperor’s statue it was remodeled to represent the sun god, by adding the appropriate solar crown. The Colosseum was then moved from its original location to make way for the Temple of Venus and Rome under Hadrian. The site of the base of the colossal statue after moving and ‘currently marked by a modern tufa base.
The Flavian Amphitheatre is elliptical in shape, with a circumference of 527 meters, 188 meters along the major axis and a minor axis of 156 57 meters high.
It could hold up to 70,000 seats and the arena was 76 meters x 46. The first three floors were made of arches framed by half-columns, the fourth floor and ‘scompartito by pilasters and there were inserted the poles that supported the large curtain into wedges to protect the spectators from the sun.
Why choose Bed and breakfast QueenRome
We advise you to choose the B&B Queen Rome for its strategic location, also the property was completely renovated in December 2015. Just a 5-minute walk from the Spanish Steps, QueenRome B & B offers elegant classic-style accommodation in the center of Rome, 1 km from the Trevi Fountain and Barberini metro linea A in via Veneto.
Whan to visit the coliseum
The Coliseum is open to the public almost every day, except 25 December and 1 January, with a schedule that goes from 9 am to afternoon-evening (17 in winter, 19:30 in summer ).
Sometimes, they are also open to visitors on the third ring and underground and in summer, on some days of the week, you can visit the Amphitheatre Flavio even at night.
The ticket is valid for 2 days and allows the igresso also the Roman Forum and the Palatine.