We’ve all wanted to experience the thrill of looking out into the crowds of ancient Romans filling the steps of the Coliseum, under the watchful eye of an Emperor, as you are about to step onto those famous grounds and fight for your life and all the glory of Rome. Now, thanks to a recent announcement from the Italian Culture Ministry about plans to renovate the famous floor of the ancient structure, we’ll all be able to walk in the footsteps of Gladiators.
“Reconnecting the thread of time, we are finally returning to the public the same view that people had from the stage of the monument during antiquity,” said Alfonsina Russo, director of the Colosseum, as reported in The New York Times. “The structure is light and recalls both in form and function the original plan of the wooden arena at the time it was first in use.” You can check out the new design here.
And that’s not the only new way you can experience the Coliseum. Untold History Tours, product from Sonders & Beach hospitality group, offers LGBTQ+ visitors a private tour of Homosexuality in the Ancient Rome. Travelers will tour the Coliseum to get a taste of ancient Rome, but also explore how archaeologists and historians have proven that the Greek tradition of same-sex relationships and homosexuality existed, and was generally accepted, in Roman life. Plus, the tour of the Vatican Museums gives you a unique LGBTQ+ perspective on the turbulent life and works of Michelangelo.
If you thought you knew everything about LGBTQ+ life in ancient Rome, think again. Untold History will take you on a journey for discover the truth, and unearth a new side of places like the Coliseum so you can experience it like never before.