No visit to Rome is complete without seeing its magnificent Colosseum, a vast amphitheater with seating for more than 50,000, that was designed as a horse racing circuit and arena for animal fighting and gladiatorial battles. After its completion, spectacular 100-day celebrations were organized as part of the opening ceremony in 80 CE. Its name is believed to come from Emperor Nero's enormous statue of Colossus that stood close by.
Attractions & Landmarks
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- Nearest Train: Colosseo