It may be one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, but no first trip to Rome, Italy, should be without a visit to the Colosseum. This famous amphitheatre dates back nearly 2000 years, and despite the effects of earthquakes, weathering and stone robbers over the centuries, this marvel of Ancient Roman architecture is still standing to be enjoyed today.
Although it is always full of tourists, the Colosseum is so big that when you are inside, it really doesn’t seem overly crowded. The amphitheatre could seat 50,000 people in it’s day, and when I was standing at the point where I took this photo, I could only imagine what it must have been like as all of Rome cheered for the gladiators fighting for their lives in the arena.
Have you been to the Colosseum? What did you think of this famous landmark?