Last month, my family was fortunate to visit Rome, Italy for four days, leading up to Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday). It was a fantastic time to be in Rome because nearly everyone was in the Easter spirit.
The Roman Colosseum is a massive structure and one of Rome’s most popular attractions. The viewing platform, seen in the below pictures, was something new from my prior visit to the Coliseum many years ago. One of the guides told me it was for the Pope’s Good Friday service.
It is difficult to limit this post to only 8 pictures but I will try.
8 Great Scenes of the Coliseum
The classic view of the Roman Coliseum.
Another view of the Coliseum. Note the partial exterior walls. There were two more ascending levels of the Roman Coliseum. It was a massive structure.
View from the upper level. Note the stage set up for the Pope’s Good Friday Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross) service.
Ground level view.
View into the basement. It is currently not available for tours.
From a display of ancient artifacts.
The walls really are tall.
Note the cross and stadium tiers.
OK, a bonus 9th image. One night view with the moon.
Have you visited the Roman Colosseum? Do you have any favorite scenes of the Coliseum?
UPDATE: in December 2015, I explored the underground level and upper tier of the Coliseum with LivItaly Tours.