Under the magic glare of the Roman moon and with evocative lighting it is possible to discover the millenary charm of Rome and of one of its most remarkable monuments: the Coliseum, the most important amphitheatre in the world.
Every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday until the 29th of October you will be able to access the arena, the underground areas, the balconies and the arches of the Flavian Amphitheatre.
The Coliseum was so-called for its colossal dimensions and also because there was a huge bronze statue of Nero nearby. It embodies the place where one of the two passions of the Roman people, bread and circuses, as the Latin poet Juvenal described them, took place. And indeed in the Coliseum the most well-known and appreciated games were taking place, the “Ludi Gladiatori”,dwells among two fighters paid by the Emperor and nobility and offered to the people as a gift to obtain their approval.
This, and other interesting news related to architecture and history awaits you during the night tours. News and legends. In the Middle Ages it was believed that the Coliseum was the entrance to the underworld and that at dusk the souls of the dead would wander in search of eternal peace.
But August in Rome also means the opportunity to visit the greatest open air museum in the world almost alone and undisturbed. Especially if you are willing to listen to this advice: if you are here in Rome for a few days, try to have the incredible experience of visiting it during the night. Take a nap, a “pennica” as the Roman people say, wake up at dinner time or later, around 10 p.m. Find a small restaurant in the heart of Rome, there are loads of them, and stay there till late at night. At around 2 o’clock in the morning a magical moments start: tourists return to their own hotels, people from Rome that are not on holiday will already be sleeping, therefore Rome will be all yours. Magical, silent, charming. Along the streets of the town you will hear just the echo of your footsteps and the sounds of the water falling from the numerous fountains. Get advice on a night itinerary, it will be an unforgettable experience. Just Rome, the moon and you.
Also a unique occasion to visit the very symbol of Rome, as the prophecy of the Venerable Bede says:
« While the Coliseum stands, Rome shall stand;
when the Coliseum falls, Rome shall fall;
when Rome falls, the world shall fall. »
Contact us to find out more. We will be waiting for you at Hotel Alpi, a few steps away from the Coliseum and its magical atmosphere.