Colosseum, Rome

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.


About Dee Gilbert

I am one half of a couple who loves to travel; the half who likes to write and share travel experiences. Reading about travelers' experiences inspire me more to see the world. So, I thought, perhaps in my own little way I could inspire others, too. :)
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11 Responses to Colosseum, Rome

  1. Sumyanna says:

    Amazing images!

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  3. Jessica says:

    I am SO glad you went there. I have never seen it from these angles. You take me there. Thank you.

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  4. yuhublogger says:

    So lovely! I would love to see this place in person… Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Marc&Ramona says:

    Great! Thanks! We just came back from our first Rome trip and we enjoyed it very much!

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