This enduring symbol of ancient Rome tenaciously clings to its
foundations as the site of former gladiatorial conquests. Its
architecture boasts an impressive array of Doric, Ionic and
Corinthian columns and an underground network of cells, corridors,
ramps and elevators that were used to transport animals from their
cages to the arena. The magnificence of the original structure has
been eroded through the years by pillaging and earthquakes so that
only a skeletal framework remains; however, the sense of history
the Colosseum is still able to evoke is truly awe-inspiring.
Address: Piazza del Colosseo Telephone: +39 06 700 4261 Transportation: B line on metro to Colosseo station; Bus 60, 75, 85, 87,
175, 810, 850; Electric minibus 117; Tram 3 or 8 Opening Time: Open daily from 9am to 6.15pm in summer, and from 9am
to 4.30pm in winter Admission: EUR13.50. Tourist tax: EUR1
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