5 Things I Learned from Visiting the Colosseum

5 Things I Learned from Visiting the Colosseum

The Roman Colosseum, arguably one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Before I visited it, I honestly didn't know much about its history other than that it was where gladiator fights took place. I was able to learn more about the events that occurred at the Colosseum, and also more about the daily lives of the spectators, which I almost find even more fascinating than the fights themselves! Here are 5 things that I learned about the Colosseum that I didn't know before my visit.

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Castel Sant'Angelo: Things to Know Before you Go

Castel Sant'Angelo: Things to Know Before you Go

While Castel Sant'Angelo is now a national museum, it was initially built between 123 and 129 A.D. as a mausoleum for the Roman Emperor Hadrian and his family. Since then it has gone through a number of changes and has served many different purposes. It has been a prison, a fortress, and even a residence for the pope. Here are some things you should know before your visit!

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