Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tours: The Roman Fora and the Colosseum


We will start with the Colosseum, originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, a huge stadium built in only 8 years that could accommodate up to 70 thousand spectators. It was used to host gladiatorial shows as well as criminal executions and animal hunts.
Nowadays, it is one of the most visited monuments in Italy and the symbol of Rome.
Then, we will be walking on the Via Sacra, to enter enter the Roman Forum.
It was for centuries the center of Roman public life: the place for triumphal procession; the square for elections and public speeches commemorating the city's great men; the venue for commercial affairs and trails.

On demand, it's possible to add to the tour the Colosseum subterraneans (or Hypogeum), the arena floor and the third ring. This tour gives you the chance to see 3 special parts inside the Colosseum.
The Subterraneans where gladiators were waiting before the show; the arena floor, the stage where shows took place; and the third ring, where you'll enjoy a breathtaking view of Rome.
It's a tour with special access: it means that - for the duration that you are in each of the three restricted areas, only you and a maximum of 23 other people will be allowed access.
Because of the difficulties to find admission fees for the this tour in the high season, we suggest you to book it in advance (1 or 2 months before the departure).

thanks to:
Alicia Gonzalez-Camino
Luca Liberatoscioli

© Christiaan Santini

-Practical informations-
Duration:             3 hours
Languages:         italian / english / español / nederlands


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