Times vary with seasonality , so organize your day in order not to risk having to rush to the exit, without being completely
immersed in the Imperial atmosphere!
– Last Sunday of October to 15 February : 8.30am – 4.30pm – last admission at 3.30pm
– February 16th to March 15th : 8.30am – 5.00pm – last admission at 4.00pm
– March 16th to the last Saturday of March : 8.30am – 5.30pm – last admission at 4.30pm
– Last Sunday of March to 31st August : 08.30am – 7.15pm – last admission at 6.15pm
– 1 September to 30 September : 8:30 to 19:00 – last entry at 18:00
– October 1st to 29th : 8.30am – 6.30pm – last admission 5.30pm
– Good Friday 8:30am to 14:00
– June 2 1:30 pm to 7:15 pm
Closing days: 1 January and 25 December
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The Colosseum was built by Vespasiano in 72 with the name of Flavian Amphitheater
Imagine a building of 52 meters completely covered by our splendid Carrara marble with 4 orders of 80 columns each and under each arch, 80 enormous statues. Along 189 meters wide and 156 meters, with an area of 24,000 square meters and 80 inputs …
what a show for the Roman people! All were invited by the emperor who offered free grandiose shows: not only fights between fairs and gladiators, but even naval battles with tanks fed by wells and a water network. 7 hours to fill them!
The wings were located under the wooden arena of 80 by 50 meters. A complex system of winches allowed to lift the sets, and 32 lifts raised lions, leopards, bears, dozens of gladiators at the same time and numerous exotic species … the aim was to amaze and certainly work!
In the 80s , when he was inaugurated by Titus, son of Vespasian, 5,000 beasts were killed during 100 days of festivities. Cruel spectacles, but no Christians fed the wild beasts, as has been believed in the past.
Another astonishing technical prowess was the velarium, the cover that was used to repair the arena from the sun. It was divided into sails set with 240 poles and probably hoisted by a large number of sailors … 25,000 square meters of canvas!
50,000 spectators at each show!
One last issue: today welcomes more than 6,000,000 visitors a year … there must be a reason!
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