Featured Italy Story | A Day at the Colosseum
Rome's Single Most Impressive Monument
You can't miss a close look at Rome's single most impressive monument: the awe-inspiring Colosseum. The bloodthirsty gladiatorial combats and slaughter of animals ceased there around 500 AD, but architects still marvel at its construction. As you slowly circumnavigate its façade, it's easy to understand why. Notice the pitted holes punctuating its smooth curve—they were once filled with thousands of iron clamps to hold the stones together, but were stolen by Roman peasants in the Middle Ages.
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