Updated: Mar 25
The Colosseum, called by the ancient Romans "Anphitheatrum Flavlum", is the largest and most majestic amphitheater in the world. It was built in Rome by the Emperor Vespasian, in 72 AD. approximately, and inaugurated by his son Titus in 80 AD.
The name "Colosseum" only arrived in the Middle Ages: the most accredited theory is that it's so called because was built near the statue of Nero's "colossus" which stood a few meters from the amphitheater.
“Games, fights between men and animals, between gladiators, there are many stories that animate this Roman period monument, today the heart of the capital, as well as one of the most popular tourist destinations internationally”.
Symbol of the glories of the empire, the Amphitheater has changed its face and function over the centuries, offering itself as a structured space but open to the Roman community.
Today It's the most famous monument in the world and is considered one of the 7 wonders of the modern world.
The Colosseum of Rome shines again: 45 restorers, 14 archaeologists, 14 construction workers, 4 engineers, 3 architects and 2 surveyors, these are the professionals who worked to complete the wonderful restoration of the most important Italic symbol, recognized at the international.
The interventions plans for the restoration of the Colosseum, which began in 2011, is a project commissioned by the then Commissioner Delegate for the Archaeological Areas of Rome and Ostia Antica, in collaboration with the Special Superintendence for the Colosseum and the archaeological area of Rome and realized thanks to the support of the Tod's Group.