The Colosseum is the largest amphitheater in Italy. It also draws the largest crowds. So many in fact, it’s nearly impossible to get a sense of the place, to find the quiet and stillness your mind needs to imagine what it was like there some 2000 years ago. By contrast, the 3rd largest amphitheater in Italy, the Flavian Amphitheater, draws virtually no crowds. But wait, there’s more.
After you’ve finished watching your first gladiator game in your mind’s eye, you can head down below and explore the tunnels, corridors and chambers where the wild animals were caged, the gladiators once roamed and the props were stored. Fallen columns and ancient artifacts scattered about the floor add to the atmosphere, and should you find yourself alone down there, you just may feel like you’ve taken a giant leap back in time.