Rome - ColliseumOctober 15, 2015 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C
Right next to the Roman Forum, and visible from all around. Such an impressive ruin, such a grand scale! Once again we used the Rick Steves audio guide to give us a bit of history: I didn't know that people got to go for free, it was a way of keeping the masses occupied so they didn't revolt. We went kinda late in the day and had online tickets, so there was basically no wait in line, yay!
It was a bit unnerving seeing the guards with automatic rifles everywhere, though (#4).
On our way back we saw the beautiful clean river Tiber (#5). I can now see how green alien crystals could infest the area without anyone noticing.
Also came across a small road intersection with a fountain on each corner that was really nice (though impractical because there's no space to stand and look at the statues, #6).Read more