The Ryder Cup, another monument in Rome

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The Ryder Cup, another monument in Rome

The captains of the Ryder Cup 2023, Luke Donald and Zach Johnson, posed this Tuesday next to the monumental Colosseum in Rome and hit some blows as part of the Ryder Cup Year To Go events (there is one year left for the Ryder dispute in the Marco Simone Golf & C.C.

located on the outskirts of the Italian capital), which will end this Wednesday with an audience at the Vatican with Pope Francis. The night before, accompanied by 200 guests, Donald and Johnson attended the gala dinner held at the spectacular Palazzo Colonna, in the heart of the city, which houses one of the most impressive art collections in Rome.

Ryder Cup 2023, Rome

European Captain Donald was accompanied by his wife Diane and US Captain Johnson by his wife Kim. Donald and Johnson took part in a question-and-answer session hosted by BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter.

The Marco Simone will host the Ryder Cup the week of September 26 to October 1, 2023. The Colosseum, originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater (in Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium) or simply Amphitheatrum (in Italian: Anfiteatro), located in the center of the city of Rome, is the largest Roman amphitheater in the world (capable of containing a number of spectators estimated between 50,000 and 87,000).

It is the most important Roman amphitheater, as well as the most impressive monument of ancient Rome that has come down to us. Inserted in 1980 in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites - together with the entire historic center of Rome, the extraterritorial areas of the Holy See in Italy and the Basilica of San Paolo fuori le mura - in 2007, the only European monument, it was also included among the New Seven Wonders of the World following a competition organized by New Open World Corporation (NOWC).

The amphitheater was built in the Flavian period on an area on the eastern edge of the Roman Forum. Its construction, begun by Vespasian in 70 AD, was completed by Titus, who inaugurated it on 21 April in 80 AD. Further changes were made during Domitian's empire, in 90.

The building forms an ellipse of 527 m in perimeter, with axes measuring 187.5 and 156.5 m. The arena inside measures 86 × 54 m, with an area of ​​3 357 m². The current height reaches 48.5 m, but originally reached 52 m.

The structure clearly expresses the Roman architectural and construction concepts of the early Imperial Age, based respectively on the curved and enveloping line offered by the elliptical plan and on the complexity of the construction systems. Arches and vaults are linked together in a close structural relationship.