Colosseum opens top levels

October 5, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

ROME,  5 October 2017: The highest level of Rome’s ancient Colosseum will be opened to the public for the first time in 40 years, 1 November, Italy’s culture minister said, Tuesday.

Seats on the fifth level of the amphitheatre were once reserved for ancient Roman society’s lowest commoner: the plebeian.

But the seats boasted a breathtaking view — not only of the gladiator battles far below, but of the heart of the empire. Read more