Colosseum, Rome, Italy
The Colosseum or simply Coliseum is an oval-shaped amphitheater that is located in the center of Rome, Italy. It is also known as the Flavian Amphitheater. Having a capacity that ranges from 50000 to 80000 spectators, it was considered as the largest one being built back in 70-80 A.D. It was once used for public spectacles like mock sea battles and gladiatorial contests. It was later used for such purposes as a Christian shrine, a fortress, quarters for religious order, a quarry, and workshops. The Colosseum today is now a tourism center with thousands of annual visitors coming to see its interior arena. The amphitheater's interior has been re-floored with a museum for Eros in the building’s outer wall at the upper floor. The subterranean passageway that was used to transport gladiators and wild animals has also been restored and has now gaining major tourist attraction.
Touring around the Colosseum is never boring as you have all the time in the world to have more fun around the amphitheater. Take a trip to the winery and discover the world’s great tasting wines at the Frascati Wine Area. Another must-see spot is the Botanical Gardens. You may also go for the nearby cities of Spinaceto and Ripa. Tourists access the Colosseum through the Rome Ciampino (CIA) Airport. Hotels and the various accommodations surround the area for every tourist’s needs. The Royal House is one of the nearest hotels to the Colosseum. The Palazzo Manfredi-Relais & Chateaux is a 5-star hotel that offers a posh Italian accommodation. Located just 0.22 miles, it features wedding and banquet services, concierge services, a restaurant and a cafe.