Radisson Blu es. Hotel, Rome

The Colosseum


Home of ancient, epic battle games and still a tremendous tourist attraction, the Flavian Amphitheater, or Colosseum as it is known today, is one of Rome’s most popular sights. Today, you can step inside what is the world’s largest amphitheater to explore true Roman grandeur. Entrance is free for people under the age of 18, and on the first Sunday of each month entrance is free for all visitors.
 

Join a guided tour

A visit here will allow you to visit and see how the underground theatrical system worked, in order to present animals, gladiators and scenery machineries to an overwhelmed crowd. Join a guided tour, available in English, French, Russian, Spanish and more languages, in order to learn more about the incredible techniques during construction.
 

An entertainment venue like no other

Construction of the Colosseum began under Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD, and was completed 8 years later under his successor and heir Titus’ rule. The impressive amphitheater was constructed of concrete and sand, and it is believed to have been able to hold approximately 70,000 spectators. The Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles and dramas. Originally, the amphitheater was planned in order to change the relationship between power and people by providing free entertainment to the public.
 

Today’s use

Due to the deterioration of the Colosseum’s interior, it is no longer possible to host large events here. Only a few hundred spectators can be accommodated in temporary seating. However, famous artists such as Ray Charles, Paul McCartney, Elton John and Billy Joel have played concerts using the majestic Colosseum as a backdrop.

The Radisson Blu es. Hotel, Rome is located within walking distance of the grandiose Colosseum. After a visit to this one of a kind structure you can head back to rest and reenergize in a modern setting, surrounded by historical charm.