The Colosseum (Rome, Italy)
The Colosseum (also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre) is the greatest amphitheater of the world, located in the city of Rome, the capital of Italy.
Its construction was begun by Vespasian in AD 72, and it has been inaugurated by Titus in AD 80. The Colosseum underwent several radical changes of use: in ancient times, it was used for showing gladiators and other public events. The building was also used to simulate sea or forest battles.
Today, it is known all over the world as the official symbol of the city of Rome. In fact, many tourists from other continents come to Rome just to see the beauty of this monument and to take photographs with it. For the citizens of the European Union with less than 18 years old and more than 65 years old, the opportunity to visit the interior arena of Colosseum is free.
Furthermore, in 1980 it has been submitted in the list of UNESCO World Heritage, together with the entire historic center of Rome, including the Papal Basilica of StPeter in the Vatican.
Because of some tragedies of the past (such as several earthquakes), the Colosseum has seen many restorations: the project has the aim to rebuild and recreate the damaged areas.