Landmark Rome: Colosseum
Initially, the Colosseum was called the Flaviev Amphitheater, but due to its majestic dimensions in the Middle Ages, he was renamed him in the Colosseum (the consonance of the names of the Colosseum with the word "colossal" not by chance).
The main appointment of the Colosseum was to carry out massive entertainment events – he accompanied up to 50 thousand people and at the same time was both theater and circus, and a stadium. Many architectural solutions used by ancient architects are applied in our times. For example, built in the form of an ellipse from the arena in the center, the amphitheater, thanks to the main distribution gallerine system, could be filled in 15 minutes.
Ancient builders combined different stones and solutions, achieving the greatest stability of the design and monumentality of the appearance. From the scorching sun of the audience defended the awning structure, which was stretched for spectacle. Under the Arena was the system of dangling, caasemates and animals – peculiar "Kulisi" For props and service personnel.
Only the dilapidated walls and the ruins of the arena reached us, but now the Colosseum is striking its scale and gloomy. Inspection of the architectural monument outside are available to everyone, and to get inside, you need to reside. After payment of the ticket, you can make a tour of the surviving floors of the amphitheater, as well as the underground room system of the Arena.
To get inside the Colosseum, you will have to stand in line
View of the arena of the Coliseum on top