The Colosseum, Imperial Forums, and Roman Forum. These are the destinations for the classic tour of ancient Rome, an absolute must during your stay at Hotel Corallo.
The classic tour begins at the Colosseum, the world’s largest amphitheater.
Inaugurated in 80 AD, the Colosseum was used for theatrical performances and gladiator battles. Its original name was the Flavian Amphitheater and was nicknamed the Colosseum for its “colossal” size. In fact, the amphitheater is 48 meters high (originally 52 meters), surrounded by 240 arches with a diameter of 527 meters, and could hold up to 75 thousand spectators. Even today, visitors continue to be amazed by its overwhelming majesty.
After the Colosseum, the second stop on the tour takes us to the Imperial Forums. Located in front of the amphitheater, a visit to this archaeological site provides a unique experience. It was the political and cultural center of ancient Rome, stretching from the Colosseum to Piazza Venezia, and was built more than two thousand years ago over a span of 150 years. It contains 5 squares (the forums), 4 basilicas, and numerous temples.
The Palatine Roman Forum borders the Imperial Forums and is a symbol of the Republican era, not to mention being the most important archaeological area in Rome. In fact, this is where visitors can find the most ancient parts of the city, dating back to the 7th century BC
The Colosseum and Forums can be reached from Hotel Corallo in 30 minutes by foot, 15 minutes by subway, or 20 minutes by bus (the stop is just a few meters from the hotel).