Rome City Tour 1st part; Inside the Colosseum

Central Europe last part; 5-days solo wandering in Italy
October 28 to November 02, 2013

Pisa tour last part; 300 steps to the top of Leaning Tower 

Starting from the hostel where I checked-in first and which is only around 80 meters away from Roma Termini, I roam the city again by self-guided walk by a free map provided, starting back from Train Station. Admission fee is 12 Euro that includes also Romano and Palatino. Photography and video is allowed.

In 72AD the emperor Vespasian used the spoils of his Jewish campaign to build Rome's first permanent amphitheater to host hunting spectacles and gladiatorial combats. This cunning political move restored to Rome's citizens the area privatized by Nero for the construction of his new palace, the Domus Aurea. The building was inaugurated by Vespasian's son Titus in 80AD with a hundred days of festivities. The amphitheatre of the emperors thus takes its modern name of "Flavian amphitheatre" but it is more commonly known as the Colosseum after its proximity to a gigantic bronze statue known as the Colossus. 

Rome Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome. Built of concrete and stone, it was the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire, and is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. It is the largest amphitheatre in the world. The Colosseum, was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980. In 2007 the complex was also included among the New7Wonders of the World.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colosseum

Rome city tour 1st part; inside the Colosseum

Rome city tour 1st part; inside the Colosseum

Rome city tour 1st part; inside the Colosseum

Rome city tour 1st part; inside the Colosseum

Rome city tour 1st part; inside the Colosseum

Rome city tour 1st part; inside the Colosseum

Rome city tour 1st part; inside the Colosseum

Rome city tour 1st part; inside the Colosseum

Rome city tour 1st part; inside the Colosseum

Rome city tour 1st part; inside the Colosseum

Rome city tour 1st part; inside the Colosseum

Rome city tour 1st part; inside the Colosseum


Rome city tour 2nd part; the Forum and Palatino
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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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