The Colosseum, Rome, Italy
The most beautiful site in Rome can mesmerize you by its structure and beauty. You can find Colosseum and cannot remain unaffected by its beauty and the structure. Rome is a beautiful city and it has many recreational sites. The city is famous for its tourism and your tour is not complete if you have not visited Colosseum.
It is an oval amphitheater that is present at the center of the city in Rome, Italy. Colosseum is the largest amphitheater that is ever built. It is made of sand and concrete and the material used speaks of its beauty and its incredible structure. It is near Roman Forum and lies in the east. The construction of this amphitheater started in AD 72 under the rule of Vespasian. It was completed in AD 80. For a very long time the building was left as it is but with the passage of time, the suggestions were made to modify it. This led to the process of modifying the building under the rule of Domitian.
Colosseum has a capacity of holding about 50,000 to 80,000 spectators and it is quite a large number of people that can be accommodated in the amphitheater. It also served for the theatrical performances where Classical mythology was reenacted. The famous battles were also shown and in this way it helped the people to hold a large number of audiences in one place. Unlike the Greek art and the theaters that were built into hillsides, the Colosseum Rome is entirely a free standing building. The arena is 83 meters by 48 meters and is comprised by a wooden floor. The hypogeum that you see now was not a part of the original building. The orders were given by Emperor Domitian to build the hypogeum. The contests were held in earlier times where the animals were kept in here before the contest began.
You can observe the damage in the building due to the natural disasters like earthquakes but still the building does not lose its importance as an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome. Colosseum also holds the prayers and every Friday the Pope leads a torchlit “Way of the Cross” procession. It starts in the area around Colosseum Rome.
So you should visit Rome and see it yourself the beauty that Colosseum holds. Your tour cannot be completed if you have not visited this place and experienced the great aesthetic art that it holds.