With an investment of 18.5 million euros, the Colosseum , symbol of the ancient Roman Empire and the Italian most visited monument, will be subject to a new phase of restoration  with the reconstruction of the arena where the gladiators fought,  reported the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage.

According to a statement, the goal is "sustainable use consent (to the arena) for events of the highest cultural level, enabling global demand enjoy a new experience of extraordinary value ."

Since the preliminary phase of the work will convene an international competition for the project, said The Ministry of Cultural Heritage.