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Colosseum, Rome

Colosseum - Rome, Italy
Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, Italy 00184Map
+39 06 3996 7700
Neighborhood: San Giovanni - Termini - Colle Oppio - San Lorenzo

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.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: Colosseo
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