The Colosseum, or Flavian Amphitheatre, was built in Rome under the Flavian Emperors, the ruler Vespasian and his sons. Construction on the Colosseum begun in 70-72 AD under during the rule of Vespasian and continued into 82 AD when his son Domitian completed the uppermost story. Now, the Colosseum serves as Rome’s most popular attraction and receives around 7 million visitors to the site annually!

This week’s #g1photofriday was uploaded by user @rimamalik0408 using the hashtag #gate1travel. This picture was taken at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Be sure to tag your photos on social media with #gate1travel or #g1photofriday to be featured. Check out Gate 1 Travel’s Italy trips here

Did you know: The Colosseum had a retractable awning, or velarium, that shielded spectators from the sun?

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