One of the great, lasting landmarks of the Roman world, the Roman Colloseum (or Coliseum) is a grandiose testament to the love of sport in Rome, with a larger capacity for seating than most sports arenas today. Although damaged by earthquakes and stone robbers over time, this grand arena is still a testament to the power of Rome, standing tall against the modern roadways of the Piazza del Colosseo.
Not only can you see what remains of the arena and the stands, as well as the world-famous architecture of the outer walls, but you may enter the tunnels beneath that housed animals and gladiators as they awaited their fates before the masses.
Some restoration is underway and is slated to continue for the next few years. Also, entrance to the Colosseum is 15.50 Euros ($20.50 US) for adult visitors, while EU passport holders get a discount.
Note:Jarring for some is the fact that this iconic structure is surrounded by heavily-trafficked roadways, making it harder to lose yourself in that romantic, gladiatorial fantasy that you've been indulging in as of late.