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About this spot
This is the classic spot from which to shoot the Colosseum (Colosseo). Also known as Amphitheatrum Flavium, it is the largest amphitheater in the world and could contain a number of spectators - estimated between 50000 and 75000. It is the most impressive remaining monument of ancient Rome and is known throughout the world as a symbol of the Eternal City - one of the great symbols of Italy. In ancient times it was used for gladiatorial shows and other public events (hunting shows, reenactments of famous battles, and dramas based on classical mythology). No longer in use after the sixth century, the huge structure was variously reused over the centuries, even as a quarry of material.
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