The Colosseum
"As long as the Colosseum, there will Rome when the Colosseum falls, Rome will also fall, but when Rome falls, the world will fall"

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The Colosseum

Rome and the Colosseum

Flavian emperors were the first to give Roma an amphitheater stable and worthy of the greatness of the capital of the Empire: the work began during the reign of Vespasian in the area between the Palatine, Esquiline and Celio, on top of the pond that you had to find within the Nero's Domus Aurea, returned so to the people what the tyrant-Nero had wanted only to itself. Previously an amphitheater was commissioned by Augustus to Statilius Taurus, but it was a temporary wooden structure. continua

How is made

From an architectural standpoint, the Colosseum & egrave; ellipse of 188 to 156 meters, with 527 meters in circumference, and almost 50 meters high. Externally
from one stylobate of two steps there are four floors, including three with arches framed by half-columns of different orders (from the bottom) Tuscan, Ionic and Corinthian while the fourth floor & egrave; consists of a kind of penthouse divided by Corinthian pilasters. On top, the structure was completed by a cornice with three bands and a cornice with a grandiose drip. continua

Entrance, tickets and other info


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