ROME: DEPARTURE LOUNGE
The Colosseum is originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, and is the largest of its type that was built under the Roman Empire. It was built for gladiator combat, as an entertainment area for the people of Rome in the 70's AD. The Colosseum is a architectural marvel at 48 meters high, 188 meters long, and 156 meters wide. The elliptical shape was to stop the subject in the arena from retreating into a corner. The arena boasted 80 entrances at ground level, 76 of these for ordinary spectators.