Est. 70AD - Rome, Italy
Largest Amphitheatre of the Roman Empire, and in the world.
Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184
41° 53'29.61"N Latitude
12° 29'32.17"E Longitude
East of Sicily
West of Athens, Greece
South of Geneva, Switzerland
East of the Roman Forum
Heart of Rome where Vespasian, the Roman ruler in 70 AD, ordered the construction of a glorious amphitheatre unlike all others that would attract visitors and entertain the people of Rome, with guests ranging from the rulers of the empire and their families high up, to the peasants on the floor.
An Ancient Civilization that is Still Making Impressions Today
+Has about 80 entrances and can accommodate 50,000 spectators
+In 873 AD, the southern side of the Colosseum collapsed due to a devastating earthquake.
+The marble facade and some other parts were used for construction of St. Peter's Basilica and other monuments later on.
+It is estimated that the games played in the Colosseum for hundreds of years have taken the lives of about 500,000 people and over a million wild animals.