A new multimedia show in the grand Colosseum will take its audience back in time to witness the Opening Games. Dubbed Sangue e Arena, the show will make use of holograms and elaborate lighting for a realistic experience.
It seemed like Rome's Colosseum was more than just a gladiator's battlefield for the entertainment of the empire. Now, there's a new exhibition on the middle floor of the amphitheater that discusses the site's past of being a fortress, garden, stables and workshop.
Rome's Colosseum is looking for a new boss, and instead of opening the vacancy for the directorship of the ancient site to Italians only, the culture office is seeking worldwide applications to those who are qualified to be the next head. The chosen applicant will enter the four-year contract with income earning up to $200,000 annually and $48,000 more in merit.
How does one create lasting memories of being in a historical site? For sure, a 45-year-old, French woman decided to vandal the Roman Colosseum with an ancient coin and was arrested by Italian police for defacing the monument.
Two Brazilian men attempted to scale one of the Colosseum's entry gates so they can trespass inside the premises after dark.
The city hall of Rome has banned centurion impersonators from tourists destination, especially in the Colosseum in Rome. This is in preparation for this year's Catholic Church celebration, the Jubilee of the holy year. Rome is expecting thousands of tourists doing their pilgrimage starting December 8.