A Colosseum private tour is something that most people are interested in when visiting Italy. After all, this is one of the most historic and notable attractions in the country, and thus a trip to Italy would not be complete without it. With that being said, read on to discover more about the Colosseum and visiting it.
The Colosseum, which is also referred to as the Flavian Amphitheater, is located in Rome’s center. It is an oval shaped building, which is constructed of sand and concrete. It is the biggest amphitheater that has ever been built, and it is certainly a sight to behold. Not only does it look incredible, but it is a remarkable piece of history, with construction beginning in AD 72 under the rule of Emperor Vespasian.
It took eight years for the building to be finished, and during this period, Titus was the emperor. Between the period of AD 81 to 96, further modifications were made, and Domitian reigned at the time. This is significant because ‘Flavian dynasty’ is the name given to these three emperors, and thus you can see where the Colosseum gets its name.
There are many guided tours of Italy, and private tours of Rome, but the Colosseum should undoubtedly be top of the list. It was used for public spectacles, including dramas based on Classical mythology, re-enactments of famous battles, executions, animal hunts, and mock sea battles. And, of course, gladiator battles took place here too.
The Colosseum had an average attendance of 65,000, and it is estimated that it could hold up to 80,000 visitors. It was in the early medieval era that the building stopped being use for entertainment purposes. It was later used for many other things, such as a place of worship, a quarry, a fortress, and even housing.
So, make your trip one to remember with a Colosseum private tour. This is the best way to learn about the famous amphitheater.