NOK 180 million is the price when a new floor is to be built in the Colosseum in Rome. It emerges from the new plans for the tourist magnet, presented by the Italian Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini.
The special construction will give the seven million annual tourists and visitors a whole new experience when they take the trip to the place where the gladiators fought, writes The Guardian.
The architectural and engineering company Milan Ingegneria has recently won the tender for the job. Work will soon begin on building what is described as a pull-out floor.
The installation will give visitors a completely new experience and a different impression compared to before. Among other things, it will be possible to see the arena area where battles were fought on life and death from new angles.
Removed in the 19th century
– In 2023, we will get the arena back in all its glory, says Minister of Culture Franceschini about the attraction which in its time was built with a capacity of 60,000 spectators.
The original floor of the Colosseum was removed in the late 19th century, in connection with archeological excavations. As recently as 2010, visitors had the opportunity to see, among other things, the tunnels where the gladiators and the animals they fought against stayed.