The Castel Sant' Angelo along the Tiber River in Rome is also known as the Mausoleum of Hadrian. The 80 entrance/exit arches, known as vomitoria, allowed spectators easy access and the ability to clear the building in minutes.The Roman emperor built it as a tomb for himself and his family around A. The Roman Colosseum's arena was a wooden floor covered with sand, underlain with rooms and passageways for performers, sets, and animals.Positano is a small, picturesque town on the Amalfi coast.In the 16th and 17th centuries, at the peak of its importance, it was the main port of the Amalfi Republic, but by the first half of the 20th century, it was a poor fishing village. The town of Vernazza on the Italian Riviera is part of the Cinque Terre National Park (a World Heritage Site) established in 1999; which consists of five picturesque villages reached only by hiking trail, train, or ferry.Spectator seating was divided into three sections: ordinary people sat in the upper level, the better off in the middle sections, and the elite in the lower level.The Colosseum in Rome had seating for 50,000 spectators.
View of homes in Positano on the rugged Amalfi Coast.An Egyptian obelisk in Saint Peter's Square in Rome.Composed of red granite, the obelisk is 25.5 m tall (41 m to top of cross). In Roman times, it was called the Flavian Amphitheater and held 50,000 spectators.Most of the population emigrated in the 19th century, mainly to Australia.
In the 1950s, the town began to become popular with artists and writers.
Most of the stones used for construction of the building were taken by citizens of Rome in the Middle Ages for construction of other buildings in the city.