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  • Day35

    Colosseum, Rome

    October 3, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    When we were in Rome last year we visited the Colosseum but it was extremely busy and we had little time to view and appreciate the surrounding areas. This time we enjoyed walking around the entire area seeing Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. And the Colosseum was as impressive as ever, especially with less people around, in the late afternoon sun.

    It is pretty amazing that a structure completed in 80 AD, although partially ruined, has survived earthquakes and stone-robbers. It is the iconic symbol of Imperial Rome and is listed as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. It is also one of Rome's most popular tourist attractions so it was great to be able to see it with less crowds.

    We stuck around and waited for the sun to set and the lights to go on so we could also capture the Colosseum at night. Just as impressive.
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