Fancy a late night gladiator duel?

It used to be host to epic Roman gladiatorial contests, simulated sea battles and the massacre of thousands of Christians but this August, the Colleseum in Rome may be rather more quiet when the sun goes down, as opens its doors to a select few after 9pm until midnight every Saturday from 21 August to the 2 October, the Daily Mail reveals.

Repeating the success of the nocturnal tours that the site conducted last Summer, this year will see 40 lucky enthusiasts each Saturday night guided around the edifice - recently voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the Modern World - by an archaeologist.

Another great site in Rome that will be open at night is the grandiose 'Baths Of Caracalla', that 'hosted events at the 1960 Rome Olympics, some 1850 years after its third-century construction – as well as the legendary 'Three Tenors' concert involving Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras in 1990.' The area will also be open on Saturday nights, between 21 August and 23 October.

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