For those who wish there are still three opportunities to visit Colosseum at night. The openings on Saturday evening, started the 21 August, have been fully booked. Precisely for this reason, the Superintendence for Cultural Heritage of Rome extension with three other appointments: The 9, 16 E 23 October.
The summer visits of the Flavian Amphitheatre, organized into groups led by an archaeologist, initially included six rounds of visit. The great demand shifts led to eleven, scoring a full house of about 500 seats available by reservation on Saturdays. The sold out has been for some time on Saturday 25 September, and the 2 October, both dates scheduled since last August.
Another three possibilities, then, to Roman and Italian and foreign tourists to see the Colosseum in a new light novel. A hot air balloon suspended above the floor of the arena lights up the basement, tunnels and arches inside the monument.
The path, organized into groups of 40 people, provides a tour of the amphitheater's construction of which was promoted by the Emperor Vespasian and creator. The topics covered ranges from the amphitheater, with its rich array of finishes and marble furnishings, the functioning of the technical, the underground floor of the shows, l’arena, the many activities and pastimes to which viewers were engaged during breaks.
The tour ends on the floor of the arena with an impressive view over the abysses of the Colosseum, those underground which housed animals el'armamentario necessary to raise the arena complex stage sets that served as background to the shows. The entrance to the tour takes place from the North Gate, on the side to the Colle Oppio.
Continue successfully in the evening visits to the Baths of Caracalla, culminating in the 23 October as previously announced.
During the visit highlights the decorative architectural features and the equipment of the thermal building, addition to the various functions of each environment. It also illustrates those aspects of daily life related to recreation, body care and organization of the spa.
Colosseum: Saturday 9, 16 E 23 October 2010, From 21 all 24.00 (last entry 23.00) tours in Italian and English.
Baths of Caracalla: Saturday 2, 9, 16 E 23 October 2010, From 21 all 24.00 (last entry 23.00) tours in Italian and English.
For reservations and information call. 0639967700; www.pierreci.it