Now when you walk out of that train station… It’s a massive unbelievable building… Yes if you have watched the game of throne series you will feel like you are one of the cast in that movie…
With the heat hitting the back of our necks and the loud voices of people talking and tour guides trying to Share their knowledge about this massive building… You will definitely loose it. But stay calm there is a less stressful way to enjoy it all at your own pace.
Lets start. If you take the train… The B line will drop you right at the collesseo… Exit and you are right there. Grab you a bottle of water from the train station.. The large bottle is €3.50…if you wait and get it from the guys outside they try to sell the small ones with a block of ice so no water around it for €2.50.
Once you have your water… You will have a couple of tour guides approaching you with some ideas. But wait!! Actually before going to the place I suggest you download an app called “Ricky Steve audio europe” once you download the app download the main attractions for rome like the collesseo.
Now get you a ear piece and you are set to tour the collesseo with your very own tour guide.
The entrance fee is €12 per adult and free for anyone under 18yrs old. Yeap.. That’s right under 18yrs is absolutely free.
Now with your Ricky Steve app and your €12 euro you are set to tour it all by your self.
But if you decide to just want to gift the tour guides then they will charge you
€27 per adult and €15 per kid… Which in my case does not make any financial sense.
So plan well…
Now why the visit the collesseo…
The Colosseum or Coliseum , also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and sand, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built. The Colosseum is situated just east of the Roman Forum. Construction began under the emperor Vespasian in AD 72, and was completed in AD 80 under his successor and heirTitus. Further modifications were made during the reign of Domitian (81–96).These three emperors are known as the Flavian dynasty, and the amphitheatre was named in Latin for its association with their family name (Flavius).
The Colosseum could hold, it is estimated, between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators, having an average audience of some 65,000; it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such asmock sea battles (for only a short time as thehypogeum was soon filled in with mechanisms to support the other activities), animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.
Although partially ruined because of damage caused by earthquakes and stone-robbers, the Colosseum is still an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome. It is one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions and also has links to the Roman Catholic Church, as each Good Friday the Pope leads a torchlit “Way of the Cross” procession that starts in the area around the Colosseum.
So now that you have an idea about this magnificent building let’s share some of our pictures with you…