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There seems to be more than one way to spell the word but there is no denying that being inside the Colosseum in Rome leaves one totally spellbound. Movies like Gladiator (or shows like Spartacus) help feed our imagination of what it must have been like all those many years ago.

The actual arena floor has caved in, so one can see what the holding areas must have been like from vantage points on higher decks.

Visiting the Colosseum in Rome is like looking at a live action cross-section of a building and having a memory reel play in your head from the filmed entertainment you may have watched – related to this era. This is the type of experience I classify as The Ultimate ‘Sober Trip’.

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