The Colosseum (Colosseo) is one of Europe’s most recognizable landmarks. It was used as a venue to entertain the masses. Per our tour guide, the masses not only came to watch gladiators fight with fellow gladiators and ferocious animals, but they were also fed to keep them happy. It accommodated more than 4,000 people. The 2,000 year old building still stands and awes with its remarkable ancient design and construction. The Colosseum is a testament to the wonders of Roman engineering. It is definitely a must see sight in Rome.One thing that was a surprise was the cross in one of the entrances. Roman entertainment meshing with Christianity? I found out via Google that the cross was put up in the Medieval Period to remember the Christian martyrs who died in the Colosseum. It stands where the Roman emperors used to sit.
Thinking of visiting the Colosseum? Learn more from the official website.