Roman Architecture

Rome Italy Tourist Information and City Guide

Visitors to Rome Italy can discover some amazing architecture that dates back some 2,000 years.

Because of its immense size, age and complexity, the Roman Colosseum is the most fascinating building in the city.

Visitors to ancient Rome can explore this historic building from different heights and angles.

Architecture of the Colosseum in Rome
The Roman Colosseum

Here are a few things to watch out for when your visit to Roman Colosseum:

  • three different types of columns were used: Corinthian, Ionic and Doric
  • 80 entrances were built, each of which were assigned a number to facilitate entry
  • internal corridors that could quickly handle huge volumes of spectators
  • a network of underground tunnels to facilitate the movement of wild animals, slaves and gladiators.
  • seating designed for three classes of Roman citizens

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