Walk in Rome – Colosseum to Roma Termini
Rome is the capital city of Italy. It is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula.
Rome is often referred to as the City of Seven Hills due to its geographic location, and also as the “Eternal City” due to the long history and influence in Europe.
We walk from the Colosseum to the train station Termini and check some of the streets and sights on the way.
The Colosseum is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, just east of the Roman Forum. It is the largest ancient amphitheatre ever built, and is still the largest standing amphitheatre in the world today, despite its age.
Construction began under the emperor Vespasian (r. 69–79 AD) in 72 and was completed in 80 AD under his successor and heir, Titus (r. 79–81). Further modifications were made during the reign of Domitian (r. 81–96).
The Colosseum is built of travertine limestone, tuff (volcanic rock), and brick-faced concrete.
Although substantially ruined by earthquakes and stone robbers taking spolia, the Colosseum is still an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome and was listed as one of the New7Wonders of the World.
It is one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions and also has links to the Roman Catholic Church, as each Good Friday the Pope leads a torchlit “Way of the Cross” procession that starts in the area around the Colosseum. The Colosseum is depicted on the Italian version of the five-cent euro coin.
Roma Termini is the main railway station of Rome. It is named after the district of the same name, which in turn took its name from ancient Baths of Diocletian, which lie across the street from the main entrance.