At 2 thousand years of age the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire is amazingly in good shape (withstanding weather, traffic, smog and time).
A visit will make you understand how the underground theatrical system worked, with hoists, ramps and trapdoors, in order to present the animals, gladiators and scenery machineries to an overwhelmed crowd. It is known to have hosted around 70.000 people that would enjoy entertainment and distraction for free.
Wether a gladiator fights or a hunting simulation involving ferocious and exotic animals the show was always one to remember.
During spring the Underground of the Colosseum reopen to the public with the tours - limited and subject to booking - that allow you to descend into the hypogeum and then end with a climb to the third ring, an extraordinary point of view of the area of the Colosseum with the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on the background.
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