Travelling in Italy - the Colosseum Rome

in travel •  last year

Writing about major attractions like the Colosseum is not always easy in our opinion. It is easy to get trapped in riddling up basics like its size, when it was build or how many entrances there are. But you can read this in any other blog or history book. Instead of doing this, we are going to give you some facts about the Colosseum that are less mentioned.

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💥 When the Colosseum was opened by Emperor Titus it was celebrated with gladiator games that lasted 100 days in a row and there were over 3000 fights during these days.

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💥 Back in the day it was originally known as the Amphitheatrum Flavium and this name is still present on the outside of the Colosseum today. Later on it was just named the Colosseum, referring to any large amphitheater for sports and entertainment.

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💥 The southern side of the Colosseum collapsed in a massive earthquake in 847.

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💥 The exit on the west side was called the Gate of Death because this was the exit where they brought the dead gladiators out.

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💥 St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City is constructed with pieces of the marble facade and some other parts of the Colosseum.

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💥 From the year 1643 on there is a catalog which mentions all the flowers found in the Colosseum since then. There are over 337 different species mentioned.

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💥 The Colosseum is printed on Italy’s five cent Euro coin.

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💥 There is a story about a naval battle that took place inside the Colosseum by filling up all the lower cells below the wooden floor. During this naval battle they had a massive battle between many ships that were brought in the Colosseum. It is all a bit sketchy, but there are strangers things that happened back then.

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💥 Nowadays the Colosseum is pretty much in the middle of the centre of Rome, but in ancient times, the Colosseum would have actually been located on the outskirts of the city.

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Nice Post. I've never have been in Rom. I must to visit. Where have you been in Italy?

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To a couple of places, but not enough yet :)

Nice post. Pictures are great :)

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Thank you

Great pictures, I have always wanted to see the Colosseum in person!

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Hopefully you'll get to see it someday :) It really is a breathtaking piece of work. If you think about how much effort it must have taken to build this, without all the construction tools we have nowadays, man... I don't know how they did it! Amazing job!

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It's on my list of things to see and places to go. :) Working on getting to them slowly, hopefully in the next 10-15 years!

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As long as it is on your list, you are already 1 step closer :)

SPARRRTTAAACCUUSSSS !! the amount of history which the colosseum has seen and gone thru just gives me goosebumps. great writeup & pictures as always guys.

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Thanks bro! Glad you like it :)

i would love to travel and visit - i follow and upvote

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Thats great! We will take you on a journey through the world :)

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See my travels on my page if you wish

Great post! Love the facts you share :) As a kid I always dreamed of going to the Colloseum, but now I'm just afraid the great amount of tourists will ruin the dream a bit.

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It is very crowded and full of tourists, but if you are lucky and time your visit a bit then you can have some private moments and photos without people. But I totally get what you are saying.

Thank you for very informative post! I dream to visit Italy this year and see the Colosseum with your own eyes ))

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Your welcome :) Definitely go see it! It is much more beautiful when you see it with your own eyes :)
Make sure to write a great post about it, so we can enjoy your experiences of Rome and the Colosseum.

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Thank you!

Cool pictures.. I like your little facts scattered about in the post ;)

Wow! What an interesting place with so many stories and rich culture.

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It is a great structure and so huge. It makes you wonder how they build it during back in those days.

As always, Amazing pictures and very Informative!
P.s- I love the sketch at the end:D

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:) Thank you! The sketch is from our buddy bitrocker :)

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So i had guessed! He has an interesting style :)

Amazing one friend, the the Colosseum is one place have heard of most times and really anticipating visiting in the future :)

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Thanks buddy! Hope you'll make it there soon @steemlifestyle

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I hope to :)

Leuk artikel. Vind het getekende plaatje van de dwarsdoorsnede wel mooi. Keep up the good work.

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Thanks @shirley89 Leuk nog een mede dutchie op steemit. Veel plezier hier :)

damn u living the dream all traveling. One day I will do some traveling One day :D