Located in the archaeological heart of the city of Rome, the Flavian Amphitheatre, or, more commonly, the Colosseum, stands for monumentality and receives daily a large number of visitors attracted by the enchantment of its history and its complex architecture. The position of Hotel Manfredi is overlooking the Colosseum.
Built in the first century CE at the behest of the emperors of the Flavian dynasty, the Colosseum, named after a colossal statue that stood nearby, until the end of the Ancient Age accommodated games of great popular appeal, such as hunts and gladiatorial fights.
The building was, and still is today, a show in itself. In fact, it is the largest amphitheatre not only in the city of Rome but in the world, able to offer stunning sceneries as well as services for spectators.
Whether on pilgrimage to Rome or just seeing the sights, you will find that the Basilica of San Clemente is not just another church in Rome, it is unique! Its magnificent frescoes and its twelfth-century mosaic of the Cross as the Tree of Life will engage your mind and heart. You can travel back in time and visit a fourth-century basilica before exploring what was once a pagan temple! Centuries of Christian faith, art and history wait to be discovered!
The ruins of ancient Rome's largest school for gladiators, the Ludus Magnus.
Inside there was a kind of miniature colosseum: two levels of travertine colonnades enclosed an oval arena with entrances on the long axis, still partly visible today
The Gladiators were really prisoners in these barracks and subject to the iron discipline of daily training sessions. There was even a special passage through which the gladiators were ushered directly into the Colosseum's underground chambers. In addition to the Ludus Magnus, which was the most important barracks, there were numerous other buildings attached to the Colosseum.