How would you expect to find the Colosseum in the middle of summer? Thronged with tourists, but awesome none-the-less?
That was my impression anyway. I’ve read that it seated around 50,000 and it is certainly huge.
The wooden platform on the right shows the level of the ancient arena. The rooms below were holding-pens for animals and rooms for the use of gladiators.
The skull of (if I remember correctly) a bear, presumably slaughtered in the arena.
Obviously, the Colosseum has a grisly history, but the sheer scale of what remains is breath-taking.