Rome is famous for many things, and the Colosseum is one of them. After a massive restoration, the 2000-year-old structure reopens for the first time. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
2013 marked the beginning of the restoration project
Over 80 people worked on the restoration project over several years, including archaeologists, restorers, architects, engineers, surveyors, and construction workers. The result was 15,000 square meters of renewed space and a 160-metre walkway that permits access to the hypogea.
Construction lasted for 781 days and more than 55,000 hours of work went into it. The monument was equipped with a series of technological devices that moved people, animals, and stage equipment to the arena. Among the devices dating back to the Flavian period, one can still see the elevators housed in the hypogea’s corridors.
The Colosseum was under construction for 781 days
However, after the restoration of the Colosseum’s second order galleries, the visitor center will be relocated and ready to welcome visitors to the monument. For the monument to shine bright, the Italian government has also decided to install new hi-tech flooring, which should be completed by 2023.
A trip to Rome would not be complete without a visit to the Colosseum. The Colosseum welcomed 7.6 million visitors in 2019, according to reports. We are confident that once it is ready, visitors will come here from all over the world.