Express Colosseum Tour
There is no monument in Rome that artists and engravers have made so familiar. But is it really known through the films and documentaries or artists? From a local reality like ours, from experts who were born and bred in Rome, our answer is ‘NO’.
A monument such as the Colosseum, which has seen the rise of power in Rome, still speaks to visitors through its ruins. You will spend with the guide the whole tour inside the Colosseum to savor the torments of the ancient gladiators, the pomp of those who organized real animal hunts here, the power of the Roman ladies who so easily left their hearts and bodies captive to fleeting loves.
Our guide will not only explain the history of the Colosseum and its perfect architecture, but will take you on a journey through time, from 80 A.D. to the present day, to discover what this symbol of Rome still gives and represents to its citizens.
Join our tour to discover all of the above. The history of the Colosseum dates back to 68 A.D. when Emperor Nero committed suicide. Eighteen months of civil war followed until General Vespasian was put in charge to suppress the Jewish rebellion in Jerusalem. Thanks also to the intervention of his son Titus, Jerusalem in 70 was sacked and conquered.
Once back in Rome, Vespasian’s tasks was to rebuild the ceremonial center of Rome, to leave the imprint of his power on the city and erase the memory of Nero. This is why the real name of the Colosseum is Flavian Amphitheatre. Our guide will not only explain the history of the Colosseum and its perfect architecture but will take you on a journey through time from 80 A.D. to the present day.
COLOSSEUM THROUGH TIME
After its period of splendor, from the date of its inauguration to the 4th century AD, the Colosseum needed numerous restorations due to damage from lightning and earthquakes. In the Middle Ages it was partly transformed into a fortress by the Frangipane and the marble that had fallen as a result of strong earthquakes was reused for other constructions. From the 15th century onwards it became a quarry for building marbles used for Palazzo Venezia, the Chancellery Palace and St. Peter’s.
Join our tour to discover all of the above.