Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Gladiators Fight in the Colosseum-No joke!
Will 2009 be "the year of the Colosseum?" The new virtual tour of ancient Rome, 3D Rewind Rome, which is shown on the site of the old gladiators training school, already has tourists excited about immersing themselves in the events of the ancient city. Umberto Broccoli, the head of archaeology on Rome's city council, has proposed nighttime gladiator events in the Colosseum alongside recitations from famous Latin poets. And to top it off, extensive renovations are planned for the Colosseum, the Palatine, the Roman Forum, the Imperial Forum and Nero's Golden House. An exciting time to visit-especially as there are many deals to be had in Rome right now (more on those deals in the next post).