The Colosseum, or the Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium, Italian Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo), is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire.
The Roman Coliseum is located in piazza del Colosseo, connected by Metro line B (blue).
The Hotel Napoleon is located close to Colosseum and Roman Forum.
Walking less than 1 km from the Hotel, you find the most famous monument of Rome: the Coliseum and the great archaeological area of Roman Forum.
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The Colosseum is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering.
Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum, its construction started in 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under Titus, with further modifications being made during Domitian's reign (81–96).
Capable of seating 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology.
The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.
The Colosseum is an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome. It is one of Rome's most popular tourist attractions and still has close connections with the Roman Catholic Church, as each Good Friday the Pope leads a torchlit "Way of the Cross" procession that starts in the area around the Colosseum.
For more info about Colosseum History see »Wikipedia
Colosseum admission fee:
Full ticket - €15.50
EU reduced ticket - €10.50 (available only for European citizens aged between 18 and 25)
EU complimentary ticket- €4.50 (available only for EU citizens aged above 65 and under 18)
At the Colosseum a reserved turnstile is available for Roma Pass holders to get direct access to the monument. Roma Pass is the capital's special tourist-cultural card that enables tourists the opportunity to benefit from various discounts and services that make it easier and cheaper to enjoy the splendours of Rome.
Reserve your Roma Pass when you book at the Hotel Napoleon or ask for availability directly in Hotel!
COLOSSEUM OPENING TIMES:
The Colosseum is open every day of the year, excluding Christmas Day and New Year's Day, and opens at 08.30 AM; closing times are as follows:
November to February 15th, 04.30 PM
February 16th to March 15th, 05.00 PM
March 16th to last Saturday of March, 05.30 PM
Last Sunday of March to end August, 07.15 PM
September, 07.00 PM
October, 06.30 PM