The Colosseum in Rome
Voted by 90 million people in a survey launched in 2007 by UNESCO, the Coliseum has become one of the New Wonders of the World and also a great incentive for us to travel to Italy. A masterpiece of unquestionable value, loved by the Romans and by the rest of the world, the Flavian Amphitheatre, as was its original name, was built by the Emperor Vespasian and was the venue for the games which took place in ancient Rome. It was the first permanent amphitheatre to be raised in Rome, and the most impressive arena the Classical world had ever seen. Of particular fame were the gladiator fights, usually slaves or prisoners of war, trained with the aim of ferociously and bravely fighting in order to regain their freedom. Even 2,000 years after it was built, and despite centuries when the abandoned construction was pillaged for building materials, it is instantly recognizable as a Classical template for the stadia of today but also as an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome and a major tourist attraction with thousands of tourists each year visiting it. Definitely, no vacation in Rome is complete without visiting the Coliseum. In view of that, Travel2Italy offers Rome private tours which give you the opportunity to visit to the imposing Coliseum with both style and leisure.