8 Great Scenes of the Coliseum in Rome, Italy (Colosseum, Roma, Italia)

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.

Scenes of the Coliseum, Roman Colosseum, Italia by Charles McCool of McCool Travel

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.

Scenes of the Coliseum, Roman Colosseum, Italia by Charles McCool of McCool Travel

View from the upper level. Note the stage set up for the Pope’s Good Friday Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross) service.

Scenes of the Coliseum, Roman Colosseum, Italia by Charles McCool of McCool Travel

Ground level view.

Scenes of the Coliseum, Roman Colosseum, Italia by Charles McCool of McCool Travel

View into the basement. It is currently not available for tours.

Scenes of the Coliseum, Roman Colosseum, Italia by Charles McCool of McCool Travel

From a display of ancient artifacts.

Scenes of the Coliseum, Roman Colosseum, Italia by Charles McCool of McCool Travel

The walls really are tall.

 

Note the cross and stadium tiers.

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OK, a bonus 9th image. One night view with the moon.

Scenes of the Coliseum, Roman Colosseum, Italia by Charles McCool of McCool Travel

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.

 

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4 thoughts on “8 Great Scenes of the Coliseum in Rome, Italy (Colosseum, Roma, Italia)”

  1. My favorite scenes of the Coliseum is #3. Love the view of all of the people trying to get that epic shot. Got to love iconic sites, but how do you miss them right.

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  2. Rome is one of the greatest destinations to visit in Italy. There are lots of beautiful places and lovely attractions for its visitors. These all are awesome pictures which you have shared here. I would like to say thank you so much for nice posting. Motorhome Hire Melbourne

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