Colosseum

Colosseum
The Colosseum, whose ancient name was Flavian Amphitheatre, is the most famous monument in Rome that evidences the historical importance of the city. Since 1990, along with other monuments in the historical center of Rome, the Colosseum is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage.
With its elliptical structure, the Colosseum was used as an arena in which to set up various types of performances (including gladiator shows, theatrical performances, naumachie). The Colosseum could host up to 70,000 people. It fell into disuse in the sixth century, and later it was even used as a quarry for building materials.
The Colosseum is 1 Km far from the Hotel Kennedy and is open every day with a single ticket that allows the entrance also to the Roman Forum and the Palatine. It also hosts various events, such as ad hoc tours and extraordinary night openings.