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  • Day3

    Antike und Gladiatoren

    February 23 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 4 °C

    Auch Heute ging es wieder früh los. Der erste Programmpunkt hieß Koloseum. Wir entdeckten per Audio Guide die erste und zweite Etage und lernen das Rom zur Zeiten der Gladiatorenkämpfe kennen. 170 Feiertage hat Rom und somit wurde an diesen Tagen ein Kampf oder eine Tierhetzt veranstaltet. Die Gladiatoren hatten das ansehen wie die römischen Soldaten und waren deswegen sehr teuer, deshalb kämpfte ein Gladiatoren nur 2x im Jahr, vorausgesetzt er überlebte den Kampf. Hatte er gewonnen wurde er mit Geld und Diamanten beschenkt. Doch selbst wenn der Gladiator gewonnen hatte entschied der Kaiser nach dem Kampf ob die Kampftechnik gut war, wenn dies nicht der Fall war musste der Gewinner sterben und der Verlieren wurde zum Gewinner erkohren. Sklaven konnen durch ihre Kämpfe die Freiheit gewinnen.
    Nachdem Spektakel ging es zum Palatin und Forum Romana. Der Palatin ist der niedrigste det 7 Hügel und das Forum war der Sitz der Senatoren und hier wurden die Gesetzte erlassen.
    Danach ging es weiter zum prachtvollen Piazza de Venezia. Wir konnten eigentlich über dieses Gebäude nur Stauen. Ein Gebäude, bestehend nur aus Marmor und Gold mit vielen pompösen Säulen und einen tollen Blick auf ganz Rom.
    Am Nachmiitag hieß es wieder ein leckeres Restaurant suchen und das ist ja recht einfach in Rom. Zur Vorspeise gab es Ricotta mit Orangen Chutney und frische Fettucine mit Pilzen. Als Hauptgang hab es Calamari und Salat und Rigattoni Ameratini. Danach schlenderten wir an diesem stürmischen Tag zum Piazza Campo de Fiori, leider verpassten wir den Markt, dann ging es nochmals zum Trevi Brunnen und dann zur pompösen Kirche Santa Maria Maggiore.

    Nach 2,5 Tagen Rom ist diese Stadt zu meiner Lieblingsstadt geworden. Denn egal wo man hin geht in jeder Staße findet man ein pompöses Meiterbauwerk egal ob Kirche oder prachtvolle Gebäude oder Monumente. Ich denke man kann hier viele Tage verbringen und es gibt immer was neues zu bestaunen. Ich werde wieder kommen!

    Morgen geht es leider schon wieder nach Hause.
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  • Day31

    The Colosseum

    July 28, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    The main attraction of the ancient city of Rome would have to be the Colosseum. This really is an amazing structure. The scale of this building takes one's breath away. Even today it is a huge theatre. The incredible thing is that it was built 2000 years ago. It was built using the Jewish money and Jewish slave labour the was taken from Jerusalem in the successful Roman siege of Jerusalem in AD 70. Some cheeky New York Jews have been known to make the point that it really should be regarded as a Jewish building given that it was built using Jewish money, labour resources and expertise.

    The Colosseum was Nero's gift to the Romans to entertain them and buy their support for his rule and policy. He opened the theatre with a festival which went for 100 days during which spectacles were held every morning, midday and afternoon. It was gladiators versus animals in the morning. It was executions during lunchtime, often involving criminals being thrown to wild animals, being crucified or being killed by the Roman sword. In the afternoons it was fighting to the death between gladiators. Sometimes the gladiators numbered in their hundreds. It was reported in the displayed information that 11,000 gladiators were involved in one festival.

    The Colosseum is a testimony to the cruelty of man. It represents the kinds of conduct that even the most sophisticated ancient society was involved in. Human beings are not much better than animals when such sport is the preferred entertainment of the people.

    The arena was at times filled with water and naval battles took place using full-size naval ships. Sometimes the drama of the event told the story of famous battles the Roman emperor felt should be told to communicate their greatness.

    The Colosseum is one of the best places we visited.
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  • Day9

    Day 8. Naples to Rome

    July 2 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Up early to catch fast train from Naples to Rome. Check in to hotel & walk to colosseum. Magnificent town. Evening walk around town including Trevi fountain- fantastic.

  • Day3

    Das alte Rom (1)

    February 3 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    Letzten Abend hatte es noch einige von uns und unseren Lehrern in ein Pub gegenüber gezogen und so starteten wir am nächsten Morgen erst um halb 10 unseren Marsch durch Rom. Diesmal ging es zu Fuß durch die Stadt und wir stoppten zunächst bei der "Basilika des Heiligen Peters in Ketten". Das ist eine Kirche, in der sowohl Überreste von Ketten als Reliquie aufbewahrt werden, als auch eine beeindruckende Statue steht, die von Michelangelo stammt.

    Dann ging es weiter und als bereits fünf Minuten später das Kolosseum vor uns auftauchte, konnten wir zuerst unseren Augen kaum trauen. Wir betraten den Vorplatz, der von Touristen und fliegenden Händlern überlaufen war. Während unsere Lehrer verwirrt versuchten herauszufinden, in welche der beiden Schlangen wir uns anstellen mussten, hatten wir alle Hände voll zu tun, den Händlern klarzumachen, dass wir nichts kaufen wollten. Wirklich nicht. Nachdem unsere Lehrer dann doch einen der zahlreichen Tourguides konsultiert hatten, begann der weite Weg zu den Tickets. Diese wurden nämlich in der Nähe des Forum Romanums verkauft, was ein gutes Stück entfernt war.

    Am Ende waren wir dann aber doch im Besitz unserer Tickets und hatten es nach einem kurzen Regenschauer und einer Runde Warten ins Kolosseum hinein geschafft. Hier schoben wir uns mit den Touristenmassen durch die alten Gemäuer, löcherten unsere Lateinlehrerin mit Fragen und stellten uns vor, wie es hier früher wohl aussah.
    Nächster Halt war dann das Forum Romanum, welches es uns mit seinen zahlreichen Bauten und Ruinen leicht machte, uns ins alte Rom hineinzuversetzen.

    Als nächstes sollten wir zwei Stunden Freizeit haben, doch pünktlich als uns die Lehrer entließen, begann der nächste Regenschauer und so flüchteten alle Kleingruppen in das erstbeste Restaurant, um dort zu Mittag zu essen. Als wir uns wieder mit den Lehrern trafen, führten diese uns zum Kapitol und entließen uns dort endgültig für den Tag. Wir hatten die Wahl zwischen Kunstmuseum, Kapitolmuseum oder Sightseeing auf eigene Faust. Da wir uns bereits um 6 Uhr wieder am Hotel treffen sollten, damit die Lehrer nochmal durchzählen konnten, und uns die Schlange vor dem Kapitolmuseum leider zu lang war, entschieden wir uns für den Rückweg. Dabei machte unsere Gruppe noch einen Abstecher ins Viktor-Emanuelsdenkmal , dass uns mit seiner schneeweißen Fassade geradzu anzog. Dann navigierten wir zurück zum Hotel, wo wir den restlichen Abend planten.
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  • Day9

    Rom 2 (Trevibrunnen, Pantheon, Colosseum

    August 17 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Nach einer Besichtigung des Trevibrunnens gab es ein Eis aus der wohl besten Eisdiele der Welt, in der echte Schokolade an den Wänden herunterlief. Anschließend waren wir an einer Bar Pizza essen, deren Inhaber und Koch so genervt aussahen, wie Cäsar, wenn er kellnern müsste. Danach fuhren wir mit einem Bus zum Pantheon, auf einer Straße die offensichtlich nicht für den Autoverkehr gemacht wurde. Im Pantheon, dass übrigens den gleichen Durchmesser, wie Höhe hat gab es neben Grabmälern und Statuen einige ,,Wachen“ in Uniform, deren einzige Aufgabe es war reglos neben den Steintafeln zu stehen.
    Weiter ging es zum Colosseum, in dem vermutlich mehr los war als bei den Festspielen zur Römer-Zeit. Wir kamen aufgrund von vorbestellten Karten aber zum Glück ohne anstehen rein und konnten die Arena besichtigten, die wegen permanenter Renovierung zur hälfte aus Gerüst besteht. Zum Abschluss haben wir einen Kaffee im Hard Rock Kaffe Rom getrunken.
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  • Day3

    Ancient Rome, Italy

    October 4, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    A big day exploring some more of Ancient Rome, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Piazza Venezia. Our eyes were focused down today whilst trying to conquer the cobblestones and steps. There are still a lot of visitors sightseeing like us, from above we must look like ants climbing over the ruins whilst making our way along the well worn paths.
    At the Colosseum we stood beside a father who was explaining to his child what it was like when the Romans were there, the smell of the animals and men who were held in the cages under the arena. The roar of the crowd from above when the gladiators were fighting and what it must have felt like with dirt falling through the cracks in the wooden floor whilst they waited for their turn in the arena. He was brilliant, I had goosebumps listening and definitely could imagine the scene.
    The Roman Forum area and Palantine Hill would have been downtown Ancient Rome, a bustling city made up of Temples, government buildings, and market places. The size of the ruins we saw today are impressive, it must have been an amazing place in its time.
    Piazza Venezia is the Victory Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, Italy's first King. One side of the Piazza is the site of Italy's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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  • Day49

    Monti, Rome

    December 31, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Rome is always fantasised and romanticised in movies, books and poetry. When people think of places like Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps, people imagine couples sitting peacefully in a warm embrace, people tossing coins for eternal love and to find love at the Trevi Fountain and finding their one true love at the bottom of the Spanish steps. Well, I can tell you now, forget all those dreams and wonderful ideas. It is not true! No loving couples, definitely no peace and absolutely no finding anyone at the Spanish steps. People pushing and shoving everywhere. Crowds of people taking selfies and photos everywhere and no peace at all. You have beggers, people selling you selfie sticks and souvenirs and horse and carriage owners asking for €200 for a 40 minute ride. Going through this hustle and bustle, all we could think of was this isn't peak season, this is low season, this isn't a lot of people. This was confirmed by our guide later in the day who announced, 'look, so many empty spots on the Spanish steps, not many people here now'. All 4 of us failed to see what he was describing. We just saw crowds, and immediately wanted to retreat and take refuge back in Assisi. We thought, not until we have seen the coloseum.

    On New Years Eve, we joined our tour for the Colosseum and the Roman Ruins. Our first look at the colosseum was breathtaking. Maybe because there were no people around, yet. The colosseum now has a brick and travertine facade, but was originally just travertine on the facade, the facade had been damaged due to a devastating earthquake, and part of the outer ring has been destroyed. Still, just seeing it still standing and in such good condition after so many years is just extraordinary. Our tour guide lead us through the colosseum entrance and we were soon standing in the main arena. Having had watched the movie Gladiator a few nights prior to this visit, we were able to imagine it full of spectators who were watching all the gory games occuring right where we stood. Having always loved archeology, old buildings and Roman times, I was in heaven admiring this phenomenal architecture that stood before me. Words cannot describe it well enough so I'll leave that to the pictures with a strong suggestion to visit just the colosseum and it's surroundings and then flee Rome as soon as possible. With the tour, we were able to see the underground of the Colosseum. Where the slaves, animals and Gladiators were held before they went out for their fatal battle. Having not been restored much, other than one part to show us how the lift (from 2000 years ago worked) and reinforcement, it gave us a really good idea of how terrible the conditions were. How damp, cramped and unhygienic the area would be.

    We soon sadly left the colosseum but there was a beautiful surprise around the corner. It was the Ruins at the surroundings of the coloseum from 2000 years ago. The guide pointed out the Ruins of a palace and pointed out bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, Roman baths and entertainment areas as well as churches, monasteries and other smaller entertainment centres like the colosseum. Like, Circus Maximus where chariot races were held.

    I could stay amongst the Ruins all day but we were all needing some food after imagining all the luxurious banquets the emperor's enjoyed in their palaces. I will be tossing a coin in the Trevi Founrain to come back to Rome to see the Ruins again but on second thought, it is a memory I will have forever and do not need to come back to battle the crowds again. After that, we saw many churches that are scattered around Rome, with its stunning art. We found a supermarket and got supplies for our New Year feast. At midnight, we welcomed in the New Year with a glass of Lambrusco and watched an amazing firework display from our apartment's private terrace. Happy New Year to all and many well wishes for the New Year.
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  • Day12

    Arrival in Rome

    November 12, 2014 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 59 °F

    Our departure from the Hotel Indigo was delayed by a couple who had arranged for a private car that arrived late. Nevertheless, we hit the streets with an extended bus tour of Rome on the way to the Colosseum. I was especially interested in the old Circus Maximus, whose course is still visible in the streets of Rome. We drove by the Baths of Caracalla, and the ruins of the Imperial Palace built by Augustus. Arriving at the Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Ampitheater, I noticed above us on a hill the site of the Farnese Gardens. These lovely plantings are located on one of the earliest parts of the city to be settled. Our guide Deborah was extremely pleasant and remarkably well informed. She gave us details about the Colosseum and seemed particularly pleased when I asked to see some places where the stucco covered the brick. She had to get a special key to unlock a gate to show me parts of it, but she seemed as interested in it as I was. Glenda noted that the Colosseum makes her sad. She said that she still feels the tormented spirits of the gladiators, prisoners and slaves who died there for the amusement of their captors. Nevertheless, it is a remarkable structure and shows the genius of the Romans for construction and public works.Read more

  • Day22

    The Flavian Amphitheater

    November 26, 2013 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 46 °F

    In the afternoon we visited the Colosseum (properly called the Flavian Amphitheater). Glenda was troubled by the many tragic deaths that occurred there. The drive back to Civitavecchia took us through the south gate to the city, which is still standing, along with a portion of the old city wall. Just outside the wall, we saw the appropriately named Church of St. Paul Outside the Walls. This church, according to an old tradition, covers the grave of the Apostle Paul. We returned to the ship around 6:00 P. M. in time for a late supper with our messmates.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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