Hotels near the Colosseum are often quite exclusive thanks to their proximity to this world famous landmark. Hotel Palazzo Manfredi - Relais & Chateaux Rome is an excellent example of a glorious five star hotel close to the Colosseum, and is a superb luxury option for people who want to stay here.
As one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, Rome’s Colosseum is the most famous landmark in Italy and one of the most famous in Europe. Upon construction in 1st century A.D., the stadium seated 50,000 people who would congregate to witness the spectacles on display. The Colosseum is thusly a popular place to imagine the electric ambience of the world’s most famous amphitheatre. As an instantly recognizable monument, the Colosseum attracts a great number of photographers of all levels. It is also possible to glance recreations of Roman culture around the Colosseum, as Rome plays to its hordes of enthusiastic tourists.
If you want to stay in a hotel near the Colosseum but don’t want to pay 5-star rates you can benefit by excellent accommodation options nearby. Hotel Mecenate Palace Rome is a four star hotel with a rooftop terrace, from where you can enjoy inviting views over the city. Hotel Romance is an affordable 3 star hotel, designed in a classic-romantic style, which is ideal for a city break with your partner.
If you stay near the Colosseum you’re likely to encounter a number of cats, who make their homes among the fallen columns and stones. This decay of the Colosseum results from several factors. Weathering and earthquakes are natural elements, whilst the major influence was that the structure was later used as a quarry. The Romans gutted their amphitheatre for the marble that was then used on other structures in the city. Today, the floor is gone, revealing the maze of corridors and rooms that held the animals, gladiators and the slaves that worked to produce the spectacle. Tours are offered in English that can give you insights into the intricacies involved.