Colosseum Italy

Built in 80 CE to host gladiatorial combats and other entertainment, the Colosseum was the largest amphitheatre in the Roman world. Although much damaged and plundered over the centuries, it remains an imposing presence in the heart of Rome.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
248524
Names
Colosseum
Colosseo
Anfiteatro Flavio
Address
Piazza del Colosseo 1
Rome, Lazio
00184
Coordinates
41.8901690° N, 12.4922690° E

Location Map

Map showing the location of the Colosseum, Rome, Italy. (Note: The address shown in the upper-left panel is sometimes inaccurate.) Click here to view larger.

Aerial View

Aerial view of the Colosseum, Rome, Italy. (Note: The address shown in the upper-left panel is sometimes inaccurate.) Click here to view larger.

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Timeline

70 CE
Construction of the Colosseum
80 CE
Completion of the Colosseum