1 Minute Away - Colosseum
Sixty seconds to the Colosseum. Just step out of our hotel, take a few steps, and you’re there, before the largest amphitheatre in the world, the symbol par excellence of Ancient Rome and Italy. Construction was begun by Vespasian in 72 AD and was completed eight years later under the Emperor Titus. The Colosseum's magnificent arena, seating up to 80,000 spectators, was dedicated to gladiatorial games and, because the stage could be “flooded”, was also used re-enact the greatest naval battles.
The Colosseum was abandoned after the 6th century, becoming a quarry. Interestingly, the name “Colosseum” originates from the nearby Colossus Neronis, becoming widespread only in the Middle Ages. You can continue admiring this architectural masterpiece as you dine on the terrace of our superb Aroma Restaurant.