lunedì 15 giugno 2015

[Landscape made in Italy]: Colosseum

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Italy?
It’s lunchtime as I’m writing this, so probably “pizza” or “spaghetti” or “lasagne alla bolognese”. Then for the ones that are hungry like me, I will rephrase: What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about monuments and iconic buildings of Italy?
If you still cannot leave the thought of tempting Italian food, I’ll answer for you: The Colosseum or Coliseum.

Also known as Flavian Amphitheatre, it is a huge monument in the center of the capital city of Italy: Rome.

Its construction began in 79AD and ended after 8 years. After its conclusion it became immediately very famous for its astonishing architecture and for the gladiator fights and public spectacles.

Thousands of years later it is still standing.

Considered one of the most impressive work of architecture of all time, it is the most largest Amphitheatre ever built.

Trust me when I say that the pictures of it cannot catch at all the beauty and sophistication of it. If you ever come to Italy the Coliseum is absolutely the first thing to see.