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General informations top help you plan your Colosseum tour

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Damnatio ad Bestias: All About Roman Executions at the Colosseum

This gruesome method of capital punishment was one of a range of crazy “blood sports” practiced by the Romans at the turn of the millennia. Starting in the first century AD, not only Damnatio ad Bestias was a way to deal with criminals, but also a form of entertainment for Rome’s masses! What's the Damnatio [...]

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Velarium Colosseum Roof: The Truth about Roman Awning Architecture

The Velarium was basically the olden day equivalent of a sunshade. You know when you’re in Spain and you see the apartments with the little orange terrace shades? Kinda the same thing, except ancient. And huge. The most famous Velarium was the Colosseum awning, which offered protection from the burning Roman sun to spectators. What [...]

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Munera Ancient Rome Meaning & Less-known facts

The Munera Rome were personally funded games and leisure activities, sponsored by members of the local elite. Unlike the formally organised state Ludi, the Roman Munera were entirely paid for by private citizens. Doing their civic duty I suppose. Before those pesky officials got involved at least. Read on to learn all about it! Munera [...]

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Why Visiting Colosseum? An essential stop on your trip to Rome (Updated)

You just landed to Rome and you are already wondering why visiting the Colosseum is important during your holidays ? Make seeing the Colosseum an essential part of your holiday in Rome. I will explain to you all the reasons to visit the Colosseum, attractions, tours and special events. And also all the information you [...]

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The Colosseum Hours & Admission Tickets Informations: Transports, Events and Security Check

You want to be sure when the Colosseum is open and what are the Colosseum hours ? The Roman Colosseum is one of the most impressive and most well-known monuments to have survived from the classical era. It is the largest amphitheater in the Roman world and is the most visited cultural site in Italy. [...]

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Why you should consider booking Colosseum underground tour ?

What about a Colosseum underground tour ? A trip to Rome is incomplete without a visit to the Colosseum, the most popular site in the city. The architectural wonder that stands majestically in the middle of Rome is aptly named after the Greek word kolossós, meaning a statute of massive proportions. Although some of the [...]

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Colosseum Tours at Night – Why Colosseum by Night Worth it

Wondering if you can book a Colosseum night tour ? The Colosseum is impressive at any time of day, but at night, it’s somehow even more magical. When the sun sets, the huge amphitheatre is lit up from within, so it’s beautifully illuminated. But you don’t just have to admire it from nearby, you can [...]

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Forum Boarium tickets and tips to get the most of your visit

The Forum Boarium is an area of Rome where you can see pieces of Roman architecture still standing amidst the modern day city. The Forum is an affordable sightseeing location, and with these facts you’ll be able to plan the perfect trip. What is the Forum Boarium ? The Forum Boarium is actually Rome’s oldest [...]

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Where is the Colosseum and How to Get there?

It is a common tourist question when visiting Rome the first time : where is the Colosseum located ? The Roman Colosseum, originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, was commissioned by Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD but was not completed until AD 80.  The Colosseum is located east of the Roman Forum and is 188m [...]

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Gladiators in Colosseum, know the History of the Roman’s Games

Since Ben-Hur movie everybody loves a good story about gladiators in Colosseum. The origin of the gladiatorial games is still a matter of debate amongst historians. Many believe the concept is descended from the Etruscan custom of making human sacrifices to celebrate the death of a nobleman. Let's check the facts and learn more about [...]

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