The Colosseum was finished in 80 A.D. Having the opportunity to see such an immense arena that dates back almost 2000 years ago, was absolutely amazing. Especially, because every kid a one point in time hears about the gladiators and always wants to see more about them. Granted, what they actually did was gruesome and brutal, to be able to see the actual arena of the roman gladiators was something I will never forget. I was able to sit down in the arena, and for a moment picture what it may have been like all those year ago. Sadly with age the arena floor was collapsed. However this reveals the chambers below where they kept the animals and prisoners. I was fortunate enough to be able to go down below and look at the cells. This once again, brought back memories as a kid of when I thought gladiators were so cool, and to be able to put it into reality was awesome.