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Photograph of the week: Colosseum, Rome

Built between 72AD and 80AD under the Emperor Vespasian, today the Colosseum takes pride of place in the heart of Rome although at the time of its construction it was situated on the outskirts of the city since the centre was originally built on the banks of the river. At 189 metres long, 156 metres wide and 50 metres tall, it is the largest amphitheatre in the world and could seat in the region of 50,000 spectators. Colosseum Thank you to Shutterstock for permission to reproduce the image. If you have a really special photograph you would like to share with  A Luxury Travel Blog‘s readers, please contact us.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. Beautiful Pic!! Interesting facts and figures about Colosseum in Rome, I’d like to visit this place. Thanks for sharing useful Info..

  2. Amazing that this structure has stood up to the ages as well as it has. I haven’t seen the Colosseum in person yet in my life, but I hope to do so soon!

  3. What an amazing place! The structure is simply astonishing and it’s truly breathtaking how well it has stood the test of time! A MUST see when you visit Italy!

  4. Stunning photo!I’d love to visit Italy, especially after reading your ‘Top 10 places to sail in Italy’ guide!

  5. what a superb photo,it really captures the building in all its glory,love Italy,still need to visit there

  6. Beautiful pic! This structure is incredible and a must see for all! One of the most remarkable parts of Rome in my opinion.

  7. Rome is a wonderful place to visit, full of history and places of interest, you need a good couple of days there and the vatican city is well worth a visit

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