Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Rome Part Two - The Colosseum

On our walk over to the Colosseum, we found this area of ruins just hanging out. That's what I love about Rome, history everywhere!

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The second half of the day in Rome was spent at the Colosseum. The previous time I came to Rome, we did not go inside because as you can see from the photos below, there is plenty to see right around the site! You have the Arch of Constantine, the old Roman road and lots of photo ops with the Colosseum itself :)

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I was surprised that the lines weren't longer to get tickets but maybe because we were there late in the afternoon, there weren't as many people. Since I had never been inside, I decided to pay for the audio tour and I'm glad that I did. It was really interesting to learn about the history of certain areas, actually know what certain things are and hear about the hierarchy that existed when the Colosseum was in use. Fascinating!

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Before we went to dinner, we headed to Villa Borghese Park which overlooks Rome. My friend wanted to see it at sunset which was really beautiful. It looked like a really nice park so if I'm ever back in Rome, I will definitely take more time to wander around instead of just going for photos.

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More of Rome coming soon! The second day in Rome, we went to the Forum and the Mouth of Truth!


  1. Seriously you make me feel like I was there! Keep these awesome pictures coming!

  2. Thanks Beth! There are a lot more coming, don't you worry! :)

  3. I want to go back! You're giving me the travel bug!