Our first stop is of course a landmark which is instantly recognised The Colosseum which is close to the main Railway Station Termini.
At the time it was built it was one of the most impressive buildings in the Roman empire. The Colosseum is a massive stone amphitheater commissioned around 70 to 72 AD by a Flavian Dynasty Emperor named Vespasian for the Roman people. This is a place where ancient Romans gathered to see great fights between gladiators, and fights between men and wild beasts.
You can pay for a guided tour and join them as they move around the Colosseum or you can do as I personally prefer and explore on your own with a guide book in hand. Whichever you decide to do it's an amazing experience and an absolute "must see" on the list of what to see in Rome.
The Colosseum measures 188 by 156 meters and has a height of more than 159 feet. When it was built it could accommodate more than 55,000 people who would enter into it through more than 80 entrances. Originally the whole of the Colosseum was clad in marble and contained a number of life-sized statues gracing the arches on the upper floors.
After many centuries of active use, the Colosseum fell into neglect and was used as a source of construction material up until the 18th century. However, the place is a famous tourist destination, even though two-thirds of the total structure have been destroyed over time.