PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: POETRY (THE COLOSSEUM)

The Colosseum

The Colosseum

The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheater  or Colosseo, is an elliptical amphitheatre in the center of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and stone, it is the largest amphitheater ever built and is considered one of the greatest works of architecture and engineering.

The Colosseum could hold, it is estimated, between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators, and was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. 

Of course, you can explore the neighborhood around the Coliseum, Rome itself and use that as your spark.The architecture, the people, the food, the history, the food…