Hotel near Colosseum
One of the advantages of staying at the Hotel Luce Hotel is that it is also close to the Colosseum.
The quintessential symbol of the Eternal City is just over two kilometres away and can be reached on foot or by public transport. To get to what was once the Flavian Amphitheatre, we can take a pleasant 25-minute walk along Via Magenta towards Via Marghera, Via Marsala, Piazza dei Cinquecento, Via Giovanni Giolitti, Via Cavour, Via degli Annibaldi, Via Nicola Salvi and Piazza del Colosseo. Alternatively, you can reach it by taking the Metro underground train. The hotel is near the Termini Metro underground station (190 metres). From here, just take line B in the Laurentina direction and get off at the second stop: "Colosseo".
The Colosseum was the largest amphitheatre in the world and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980. It is the most impressive monument dating back to ancient Rome that still exists today. It extends over an area of 3,357 m2 and its (current) height is 48.5 metres. It was once able to accommodate between 50,000 and 87,000 people. Its construction began in 72 AD and ended 8 years later, with the inauguration of a monumental building, designed to host gladiator exhibitions and public events such as hunting demonstrations, re-enactments of battles and plays based on classical mythology. It was used until the 6th century AD. It is part of the "Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill" archaeological circuit. In July 2007, it became one of the 7 wonders of the modern world. It can be visited every day from 8.30 am to 5 pm in the winter and from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm in the summer.
It is closed on 25 December and 1 January. The admission ticket is valid for 2 days and also includes admission to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.