Piazza del Colosseo, Rome 00184 Italy
Open hours: 9a-7:30p end Mar-end Aug, 9a-7p Sep, 9a-6:30p Oct, 9a-4:30p end Oct-mid Feb, 9a-5p mid Feb-end Mar
Phone: +39 06 3996 7700
No visit to Rome is complete without seeing its magnificent Colosseum, a vast amphitheater with seating for 55,000 that was designed as a horse racing circuit and arena for animal fighting and gladiatorial battles. After its completion, spectacular 100-day celebrations were organized as part of the opening ceremony in 72 BC. Its name is believed to come from Nero's enormous statue of Colossus that stood close by.
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