Rome - Colosseum live cam
Rome, view of the Colosseum and the ruins of the gladiator gymnasium

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    • 1 week ago
    • Capture Sam

    13nov19--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

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • MEL

    JackV... yea done the Vatican and will definitely consider Capitoline Museum as we like different places, thanks.

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • JackV

    Good for you Mel! We will be there in early May after 4 nights in Sorrento. My wife made a delicious Bolognese yesterday. That and a bottle of a decent red wine brought back vivid memories of Italy. You should consider a visit to the Capitoline Museum if you have not been there. IMO it is much more enjoyable and interesting than the Vatican Museums. Lunch on the roof is a nice break.

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • MEL

    JackV.... going to Rome end of March.

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Capture Sam

    11nov19--Emperor Vespasian in 0072 began construction, and The Colosseum was completed in 0080 under his successor and heir, Titus. Nineteen hundred and thirty-nine 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. EnJoy EnJoy

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • MEL

    JackV...thanks for info and I’m sure we will try it as we do like to explore.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • JackV

    Mel, with Google maps and a bit of planning the entire city is open to you. I hope that you try it.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • MEL

    JackV...we used the Metro most and did find it confusing at first ie ending up on wrong platform and going in the opposite direction haha,but once we got the hang of it was fine. We also used the hop on hop off buses which we found useful, perhaps now you’ve mentioned the transportation pas we may try it, thank you.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • JackV

    Mel we learned to use Romes bus system about 4 years ago. We stay north of Piazza cavour and catch the bus just across the street from our hotel. There are four bus lines 30 70 81 + 87 that take us from there to Piazza navona, Piazza Venezia and the coliseum and places in between. It's really great. If you tap on any bus stop icon on Google maps it shows you the lines that stop there and their entire routes through the city. They sure make life easy. We use Rome's transportation pass and get unlimited use of the buses and metro system. It's convenient and very cheap.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • MEL

    JackV... hope to be going back anytime from March, we have been twice and have stayed at the Palladium Palace hotel near to main railway station so it’s very handy for the Metro.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • JackV

    Hey Mel, when are you heading back to Rome? Where do you usually stay?

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • MEL

    Another beautiful day in Rome, can’t wait to go back there.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • MEL

    Have you been to Rome ?

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    3nov19--The remains that are visible in the foreground are known as 'The Ludus Magnus' { also known as the Great Gladiatorial Training School }. It was first built by the emperor Domitian (r. 81–96 A.D.) in the late first century A.D.. EnJoy EnJoy

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • MEL

    Anyone going to Rome soon ?

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    1nov9--Just like the subject of Gladiator Training there is hardly a page of Roman history and the Romans that is not, in some way, connected to the Roman Colosseum which became a symbol of Rome, its society, culture and life. Fantastic! -_- EnJoy Enjoy