The Colosseum in Rome had over 80 entrances and could accommodate around 50,000 spectators. Learn the history behind this magnificent monument and all that surrounds it. Rome´s most popular structure was built for three reasons:
- as a gift to the Roman Citizens from the Flavian Dynasty to increase their popularity
- to stage various forms of entertainment
- to showcase Roman engineering techniques to the world.
Your tour will then lead you on a journey through Palentine Hill and the Roman Forum where you can admire the incredible ruins, and enjoy panoramic views of the Colosseum.
The Roman Forum was the social, political and religious financial centre of the Roman empire and the most incredible site of ancient Roman civilization with various structures still standing. All layers of Roman society rubbed shoulders together daily whether for personal, business or political purposes, anyone from homeless beggars to rich senators could be found there.
The Palatine Hill is the foundation point of Rome and still holds today, many layers of history. You can find ruins from the early kingdom of Rome in 7th century BCE and the Roman republic in the later centuries BCE to the jaw dropping palace of the Emperor Domitian in the Imperial age. Also, a more recent presence of the Farnese family during the Renaissance and Mussolini in the 20th century.
Picture perfect moments thats not to be missed when visiting the Eternal City, Rome.