Today the Colosseum can be found on the piazza del Colosseo. The amphitheatre was commissioned in 72 AC by the decree of the emperor Vespasian to replace the old palace of Nero. The gilded bronze statue of Colossus, standing nearby, gave the Colosseum its name. The Colosseum could accommodate 5500 spectators simultaneously, who took seats according to their social status. To make sure the gigantic crowds moved smoothly, the Colosseum was provided with the whole system of internal passageways, stairs, complicated mechanisms and cages under the arena. Many architects drew inspiration from the tiers of Colosseum.
Apartments in Rome, close to the Colosseum and other monuments.