Visiting the Colosseum is not just an archaeological experience, but a real journey through time. Walking among the ruins, you can glimpse the remains of the underground galleries where gladiators and animals awaited their fate, the rooms where emperors rested, and the stands where the public crowded to watch the shows. Imagining the atmosphere of the past, you can almost hear the shouts of the crowd, the roar of the lions, and the clang of swords.

Constructed between 70 and 80 AD by order of Emperor Vespasian, the Colosseum represented the largest amphitheater in the Roman world, capable of accommodating up to 80,000 spectators. Its imposing structure, built of concrete and stone, with its four tiers of overlapping arches, is a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that still astounds today.

A stage of history and legend

The arena of the Colosseum was the scene of bloody spectacles, such as gladiator fights and hunts of wild animals. But it was also a venue for festivities and grand events, such as celebrations of military victories or the inaugurations of new emperors. Its walls are steeped in history and legend, telling stories of courage, glory, and cruelty.

Permanent collections that speak of the birth of the city, the history of the imperial age, and the Flavian Amphitheater are just a part of what you can discover in the Colosseum Museum, which is located on the second level of the Amphitheater.
Studies, research, and excavations in recent years have increased knowledge of the Amphitheater in multiple areas.

Along the exhibition route, you will find works from the building and excavations inside with multimedia connections that allow for a better understanding of the content.

Beyond the Colosseum

A visit to the Colosseum can be enriched by discovering other wonderful archaeological sites nearby, such as the Roman Forum, the Palatine Hill, and the Arch of Constantine. A true journey through history that will take you to the discovery of ancient Rome and its civilization.

Let yourself be enchanted by the magic of the Colosseum, step through its doors, and prepare to experience an unforgettable experience that will transport you back in time to the dawn of the Roman Empire.

Inside the Colosseum of Rome

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