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COLOSSEUM ARENA FLOOR & PRISON OF ST. PETER

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Enter the Colosseum Arena through the Gladiator Gate

Meet your expert guide beside the Roman Forum where history, legend, and mythology meet! Enter the Colosseum through the Gladiator Gate and stand where combatants killed or were killed! Understand how and why men had to fight and often die for the pleasure of onlookers. Above the arena floor, visit the upper levels where the people of Rome cheered and jeered those below who were torn apart by beast and blade.

After a short break, explore the Dungeons of Carcer Tullianum (Mamertine Prison). According to early Christian tradition, Emperor Nero ordered SS Peter and Paul to be incarcerated here in tiny underground cells prior to their execution.