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Secrets of the Colosseum in Rome

In the center of Rome, Italy there lies a huge amphitheater called the Colosseum. It is one of the most impressive ancient structures in the world. It has been around since the year 80 C.E. making the structure 1933 years old. When the Colosseum was still in use, gladiators fought their matches.Colosseum

While you can’t get the actual experience or atmosphere of the battles that went on at the Colosseum, you can explore the arena where they took place! It is one of the main stops for the millions of tourists that visit Rome every year.

Even though it may be overrun with tourists from all over the world, it doesn’t stop that feeling of excitement from bubbling up from deep down inside the soul. That awe will not go away no matter how many of the entrances you walk through to get to the center of the stadium.

Before the Colosseum became the tourist attraction it is today, it was a source of great entertainment for Romans. Most of the matches seen here were Gladiator vs. Gladiator or Gladiator vs. animal. Matches held at the Colosseum were much different from matches or sporting events we go to now. Romans were able to attend for free and stewards that would walk through the stadium gave them free food and wine! This sounds like the perfect way to spend an afternoon.

So many interesting things happened in this amazing structure and not all of them had involved animals and Gladiators! Did you know that the Colosseum used to be flooded so that the Romans could watch mock naval battles? They would remove the flooring and flood the arena with 3-5 feet of water.

The Colosseum is truly a unique and historical structure that is worth exploring!

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