Built in the 70 AD, Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheater, is the pride of the mighty Roman empire. It was that famous or infamous place where the ancient Roman royals as well as the commoners used to enjoy the butchery of the gladiators during their brutal fights with other gladiators or with wild animals such as tigers, wild bears, lions etc. During that era, the gladiator fights used to be the greatest source of entertainment.
The emperors used to arrange the fights not only for their pleasure of watching men mutilated but also a source of preoccupying the masses with this inhuman act of entertainment. Whatsoever, Colosseum is a great stadium that’s still located at Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy. Tourists from across the globe visit the place to know the dark history of the Romans at the Imperial Forum and the undergrounds of the Colosseum where they used to keep the gladiators.
You can contact any of the chosen tour operators offering amazing packages of different types of Colosseum tours. You can either choose the underground tours, or visit the place at night to avoid the crowd and heat. Usually, the Colosseum like many other Roman historical places remain crowded throughout the day time. Hence it’s better to swipe into the gates while it opens at 8.30 in the morning to get your place at the Imperial Forum.
Soon after the fall of the mighty Roman Empire, Colosseum was looted and all the marble statues and fashionable items of the stadium were taken away. Over the past few centuries, the structure has experienced decadence until in 2016- the government took a strong step in protecting and preserving the edifice portraying the ancient history of Rome.
You should be careful of pickpockets. Try to be in groups as you visit the undergrounds of the Colosseum.