Colosseum live camRome, view of the Colosseum and the Imperial Fora

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    • 2 months ago
    • MEL

    Went to the Colosseum last week, amazing.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    7sep18--Emperor Vespasian in 0072 began construction, and The Colosseum was completed in 0080 under his successor and heir, Titus. Nineteen hundred and thirty-eight years ago. Nearing two thousand years ago. The Colosseum could hold an average audience of 65,000. Massivly huge , respected , inspected, studied , copied , used for 1,000 years with earthquakes ending its use, then re-use of the travertine left the ruins. *a road encircled The Colosseum my first visit in the early 70's, four of us on 125cc (small) Harley Davidson's, looped it three times , just so we would remember* - ha. EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 2 months ago
    • valdir d.a.

    06/09/2018 - 15 h - De itatiba, sp- Brasil - admirando o Coliseu ao vivo e ouvindo turistas brasileiros falando .

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    • 2 months ago
    • MEL

    I was walking round the Colosseum two days ago,it was amazing !

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    • 2 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    4sep18--The Colosseum, is the largest building in the world constructed mostly of travertine.
    Quarried in Tivoli the travertine was transported 20 miles to Rome. EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 3 months ago
    • Mel

    I absolutely love this place .

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    • 3 months ago
    • Mel

    Lovely walking round here when it’s all lit up at night !

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    • 3 months ago
    • Paul

    What a wonderful view of the colosseum as the evening sets in!

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    • 3 months ago
    • Márcia Marquezini

    GENOVA - Our feelings to all Italians, it was a tragedy, it serves as an alert for the whole world, "Keep the bridges in maintenance", receive our condolences, feel embraced by us Brazilians - Greetings - BRAZIL.

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    • 4 months ago
    • Patti

    Guagua...bastante ruido de autos y frente aquí .simplemente a disfrutar de todgo!.
    Saludos dede Chile

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    • 5 months ago
    • Jetzen

    A marvelous multitude of various birds are heralding the dawning of a new Roman day in a most enchanting chorus this Sunday morning of 24th of June, 2018! :-)

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    • 5 months ago
    • Anne

    Beautiful scene tonight the colours are magnificent

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    • 5 months ago
    • %arc

    Waow 336 online on 06/06 15:38 local,to see the cam covered ... unbelievable

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    • 5 months ago
    • %arc

    Amazing to see there are actually 164 peoples online watching the cam being obscured by some clothe cover...

Colosseum

The Flavium Amphitheatrum, better known as the Colosseum is a remarkable testimony of Ancient Rome as well as the capital’s most celebrated attraction. Visited annually by over 6 million tourists, the Colosseum became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1980 and in 2006 it was listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
Emblem of Rome, the Colosseum is the largest and best preserved amphitheatre in the world, impressive in size and capacity so much so experts believe it seated over 50,000 spectators! This robust structure that literally withstood the test of time is a mix of travertine, tuff and brick-faced concrete; construction began under Emperor Vespasian around 72 AD and was completed under the rule of his heir Titus in 80 AD, although further changes were applied under the reign of Domitian. All three Emperors belonged to the Flavian Dynasty from which the amphitheater inherits its original Latin name. The word Colosseum, on the other hand, most likely comes from the “Colossus of Nero”, a massive 33 meter tall bronze statue of Emperor Nero, once located at the entrance of the famous Domus Aurea (remains of the statue’s base can still be found near the amphitheatre).
It is common knowledge that the amphitheatre was initially used for entertainment purposes holding diverse public events such as gladiator competitions, dramas, mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, exhibition of exotic animals and so much more. Seats were divided into 5 individual horizontal sections called maeniana according to a class-based criteria thus reflecting the complex social stratification of the time. A velarium (canvas awnings) was installed to cover the seating area providing shade for the audience, entrance was free and provisions were distributed to the famished crowds. Needless to say Emperors exploited the games to gain the favor of their people. The last shows were held during the VI century; with the fall of the Roman Empire the Colosseum too fell into desuetude.
National landmark, the Colosseum is a bucket list classic. Start exploring with our live webcam in Rome!
Fun Facts
Did you know that the inauguration of the Colosseum was marked with a astonishing 100 days of games? Talk about a celebration! Much has changed since Ancient Rome and the Colosseum has long left behind its past as a place of unspeakable violence. In recent years, since 1999 specifically, the city’s main landmark has become a visible symbol of the global campaign for the abolition of the death penalty. Every time a death sentence is commuted or a country decides on the eradication of capital punishment the amphitheatre is illuminated.
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