‘High-tech and green’: The new restoration plan for Rome’s Colosseum

‘High-tech and green’: The new restoration plan for Rome’s Colosseum

Visitors will soon be able to stand in the centre of Rome's famed Colosseum following a revamp using "super technological and green" materials, according to plans unveiled at the weekend.

‘No tourist pressure’: Rome’s biggest attractions reopen without the crowds

‘No tourist pressure’: Rome’s biggest attractions reopen without the crowds

Rome’s Colosseum to get state-of-the-art floor like in gladiator times

Rome’s Colosseum to get state-of-the-art floor like in gladiator times

Tourist lands in trouble after crashing drone inside Rome’s Colosseum

Tourist lands in trouble after crashing drone inside Rome’s Colosseum

Building evacuated after sinkhole opens up near Rome’s Colosseum

Building evacuated after sinkhole opens up near Rome’s Colosseum

Rome raises the price of visiting the Colosseum

Rome raises the price of visiting the Colosseum

Man climbs Rome’s Colosseum and threatens to jump

Man climbs Rome’s Colosseum and threatens to jump

‘Secret chamber’ with Roman frescos found at Nero’s palace

‘Secret chamber’ with Roman frescos found at Nero’s palace

Tourist caught vandalising Colosseum in Rome

Tourist caught vandalising Colosseum in Rome

Tourist caught trying to steal a brick from Rome’s Colosseum

Tourist caught trying to steal a brick from Rome’s Colosseum

Teenage tourist caught trying to steal fragment of Rome’s Colosseum

Teenage tourist caught trying to steal fragment of Rome’s Colosseum

Colosseum’s new director pledges to rid the area of the ‘souk’

Colosseum’s new director pledges to rid the area of the ‘souk’

For the first time in decades, Rome’s Colosseum opens its top levels to the public

For the first time in decades, Rome’s Colosseum opens its top levels to the public

Top court gives go-ahead to Colosseum archaeological park

Top court gives go-ahead to Colosseum archaeological park

Colosseum’s secret history revealed in a new exhibition

Colosseum’s secret history revealed in a new exhibition

Tourist charged after carving name into Colosseum

Tourist charged after carving name into Colosseum

Archaeologists just found a medieval horse’s head at the Colossseum

Archaeologists just found a medieval horse’s head at the Colossseum

Archaeologists just discovered a medieval horse’s head at the Colosseum

Archaeologists just discovered a medieval horse’s head at the Colosseum

How Italy plans to fight back against monument vandals

How Italy plans to fight back against monument vandals

Tourists injured after breaking into Colosseum at night

Tourists injured after breaking into Colosseum at night

Fears for Colosseum as Rome Metro row delays urgent repairs

Fears for Colosseum as Rome Metro row delays urgent repairs

Recreated treasures from Syria and Iraq go on show in Italy

Recreated treasures from Syria and Iraq go on show in Italy

Rome boosts security amid heightened terror threat

Rome boosts security amid heightened terror threat

German tourists illegally scale Colosseum in night-time stunt

German tourists illegally scale Colosseum in night-time stunt

New door makes Colosseum visitors ‘feel like gladiators’

New door makes Colosseum visitors ‘feel like gladiators’

Rome’s Colosseum gets multi-million euro makeover

Rome’s Colosseum gets multi-million euro makeover

Rome in €500m plea to restore historic icons to former glory

Rome in €500m plea to restore historic icons to former glory

‘Dripping rat blood’ closes Roman Forum ticket office

‘Dripping rat blood’ closes Roman Forum ticket office

Rome counts on its rich history for 2024 Olympic bid

Rome counts on its rich history for 2024 Olympic bid

Man scales Colosseum over tour sellers ban

Man scales Colosseum over tour sellers ban

Italy’s cultural hotspots enjoy visitor surge

Italy’s cultural hotspots enjoy visitor surge

Roman gladiators rob foreign filmmakers

Roman gladiators rob foreign filmmakers

Another tourist carves into the Colosseum

Another tourist carves into the Colosseum

Naked Aussie wanted for Colosseum handstand

Naked Aussie wanted for Colosseum handstand

Footballer charged with defacing Colosseum

Footballer charged with defacing Colosseum

Lebanese tourist carves initials into Colosseum

Lebanese tourist carves initials into Colosseum

Colosseum unveils wild beasts trapdoor

Colosseum unveils wild beasts trapdoor

Russian fined €20,000 for defacing Colosseum

Russian fined €20,000 for defacing Colosseum

Colosseum arena floor plan sparks debate

Colosseum arena floor plan sparks debate

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Teen in coma after failed Colosseum selfie

Tourists caught carving names into Colosseum

Tourists caught carving names into Colosseum

Rome paves way for Colosseum weddings

Rome paves way for Colosseum weddings

Pope ‘more popular than Colosseum’

Pope ‘more popular than Colosseum’

Rome workers lament Obama visit

Rome workers lament Obama visit

Canadian tourist steals brick from Colosseum

Canadian tourist steals brick from Colosseum

Is red tape threatening Italy’s prized ruins?

Is red tape threatening Italy’s prized ruins?

Outrage after Australians deface Colosseum

Outrage after Australians deface Colosseum

‘Tourism is our industrial future’: Italian tycoon

‘Tourism is our industrial future’: Italian tycoon

Syrian man sets himself on fire in Rome – reports

Syrian man sets himself on fire in Rome – reports

Unemployed Italians stage Colosseum protest

Unemployed Italians stage Colosseum protest

Rome diverts traffic to protect Colosseum

Rome diverts traffic to protect Colosseum

Alarm sounded over state of Italy’s historic sites

Alarm sounded over state of Italy’s historic sites

Pay dispute closes Pantheon and Pompeii

Pay dispute closes Pantheon and Pompeii

Man arrested for impersonating ex-pope

Man arrested for impersonating ex-pope

Italy cracks down on strikes at monuments

Italy cracks down on strikes at monuments

Colosseum to close for third time on Friday

Colosseum to close for third time on Friday