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... very nice continental breakfast greeted us this morning before we headed for the hop-on hop-off bus terminal. Our focus for the morning was the Colosseum. Built in 80 AD, it stood imposing at the end of the Via dei Fori Imperiali as the tour bus drove toward it. Passing the Arc of Constantine, we entered the arena and signed ourselves up for a guided tour. Our local guide gave us a good hour long tour, including information on the construction, use and eventual decline of the ...
... crazy. We'll have to make it back over there at some point when it's so crowded (like 4:00 AM). We finished our tour by walking up to the Spanish Steps, which we found somewhat unremarkable, but we did manage to find the metro stop and buy a seven day pass (we are determined to learn how to ride the metro/bus and save our feet). It was an interesting afternoon - we were really hot and tired and a little discouraged, but then we came home and freshened up ...
... was probably my favorite part of the trip. We spent the rest of the night dining at a restaurant in Campo di Fiori where I tried rabbit! By the time we made it back to our hostel, with taking the metro and a city bus, we were all exhausted and wanted to just relax before the next day. Our hostel delivered us cappuccinos and a basket of pastries in the morning then we headed off to the colosseum. We purchased Roma passes so we could completely ...
... even if you blocked your nose you
still breathed it in. The stench was so strong I think you could've
gassed someone in it. Once I returned from the toilet I could still
slightly smell it and realised it had seeped into my skin! So I scrubbed
my skin with baby wipes and spray and probably sweated it all out on
the hot stuffy train ride. Mid-journey, a ticket inspector came to check
our tickets and announced that mine and Julia's weren't valid. We had
... Dad coming to spend a wonderful week over here. As we both realised, this was only his third visit to Rome, so inevitably there was a little elementary sightseeing to be done, but we also managed to fit in a few items off the 'non-tourist' list. Speaking of tourists, it’s amazing how many of them are still flooding to this city!
As if by magic (no planning on my part I assure) another couple of university courses solidified while Dad was ...