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15% off for a minimum stay of 3 nights.
15% off for a minimum stay of 3 nights.
This offer is available until 1 day prior arrival date. Any cancellation without penalty is allowed until 8 days before the arrival date. Full charge on credit card 8 days prior arrival date.
We refund you the ticket for ESCHER'S expo!!!!!!!!!!
We refund you the ticket for ESCHER'S expo!!!!!!!!!!
Book this package and we will refund you the ticket for ESCHER'S expo at Chiostro del Bramante. Upon arrival ask us to book your entry and if you bring us the ticket we will refund it!!!!!!
Roma Colosseo
Rome monuments · The Coliseum
The Coliseum, or Colosseum, originally called the Amphitheatrum Flavium, is surely the largest, and no doubt the most famous, ancient monument and worldly symbol of Rome. This three story arcade, measuring 189 meters long and 156 meters wide with a height of 47 meters, is surmounted with a fourth story pierced with window like openings.

The Roman emperor Vespasian, who ruled Rome from ad 69 to 79, began construction of the city's Colosseum on the site of the stagnum or artificial lake of Nero's Domus Aurea, almost as if he wished to restore to the Roman people what Nero had stolen from them when he expanded his enormous dwelling. Construction continued by his son, the Roman emperor Titus, who dedicated it in A.D. 80 and was completed by Vespasian's younger son, Domitian, who succeeded Titus as emperor in 81.

It is questionable and not absolutely certain that Christians suffered martyrdom in this amphitheatre for we know that the chapels, which at one time stood in the unexcavated arena, were stations of the Via Crucis and were not built until the eighteenth century. Each of the three arcaded stories originally had 80 arches. A broad pavement of travertine, a whitish calcium carbonate frequently used as building stone, bordered by travertine posts, once surrounded the entire Colosseum, which was entered through the arches of the lowest arcade. The outer wall and the skeleton of the interior up to the second story were constructed of large blocks of travertine bonded with metal. Elsewhere, softer stones, concrete, and bricks were used. The openings of the surviving arches of the Colosseum are framed with impressive but nonfunctional engaged columns and entablatures of the Tuscan, Ionic, and Corinthian orders.

The fourth story is decorated with Corinthian pilasters and entablatures. In ancient times, statues filled the spaces of the arches, and metal shields were attached to the spaces between the large windows of the fourth story. Above these windows ran a continuous row of consoles in which sockets were cut for the masts that projected upward through corresponding holes in the cornices. These masts supported awnings used to protect the spectators from the sun. The seating capacity of the Colosseum is believed by modern scholars to have been about 50,000.

Modifications and restorations necessitated by fires and earthquakes were made to the Colosseum until the early 6th century. In succeeding centuries the Colosseum suffered from neglect, earthquakes, and damage done by builders. Still, slightly more than one-third of the outer arcades, comprising a number of the arches on the north side, remain standing. The inner skeleton, which supported the cavea or seating space, is also substantially intact. All marble, stucco, and metal decorations, however, are gone but its true history still remains for all to admire.
 

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