Known all over the world, the Colosseum is perhaps the most important testimony of the ancient Roman Empire, surviving through the centuries to earthquakes and looting of all kinds.
Symbol of Christianity, at Easter it is the theater of the celebration officiated by the Pope. The “Flavian Amphitheater”, built in 72 AD, is known with the name of “Colosseum” from the huge “colossus” erected a short distance from the amphitheater depicting the Emperor Nerone. The original statue has been lost. To enjoy the best view of the Colosseum you must climb Colle Oppio, where even today there is the underground entrance to the Domus Aurea, the ancient residence of Nerone and can only be visited with an archaeologist’s helmet.