The Colosseum, Rome – Icon of the Roman Empire

The Colosseum, Rome – Icon of the Roman Empire

The Colosseum is a world-famous symbol of Rome. It can seem as full of visitors now as it was in its’ heyday. This was ancient Rome’s top entertainment venue, where capacity crowds would cheer on their favourite gladiators and watch criminals come to grisly deaths.

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Victor Emmanuel II Monument / Altare della Patria / Il Vittoriano, Rome

Victor Emmanuel II Monument / Altare della Patria / Il Vittoriano, Rome

The Victor Emmanuel II monument is centred on the unification of Italy and is therefore considered one of Italy’s national symbols.

The monument occupies a site between the Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill and it’s not far from the Roman Forum and the Colosseum.

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