Colosseum Renovation


25 million euro refit

The Colosseum in Rome is 2,000 years old and is the largest amphitheatre to have been built in the Roman empire. It is the most popular tourist attraction in Italy, receiving 7.6 million visitors in 2019. The Italian fashion group, Tods, has funded renovation work on the site which has led to a walkway around the network of underground passages, dungeons and cages being opened to the public for the first time. This underground area housed the gladiators, prisoners and wild animals before they made their way up through trapdoors to appear in the gruesome displays in the arena above. The renovation, involving more than 80 archaeologists, architects and engineers, is the second part of a three stage project that will cost 25 million euros and take more than ten years to complete.