If you ever have a chance to visit Rome for only a few hours, then make sure you get a Taxi and visit the Colloseum of Rome…
This is one of the most impressive ancient buildings one can see there… ( okok – Rome does have a lot of great impressions, but the colloseum is just GREAT!)
The colloseum in Rome
Its original name is Flavian Amphitheatre. With its 57m of height it is a testimony to the great architectural knowledge of the Romans.
In 72 AD the Emperor Vespasian commissioned the Colloseum of Rome as an entertainment center for his subjects.
His son, Emperor Titus, opens the nearly completed Colloseum of Rome in 80 AD with 100 consecutive days of public events, including bloody gladiator fights and non-gory theatrical productions. (by the way checkout the movie Gladiator with Russel Crowe – a monumental and great epic movie if you love such movies… )
If you want to review the history of the colloseum