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The Colosseum is the largest Roman structure within the city of Rome. The mathematics and artistic elements of the Colosseum have shaped what the modern world looks like. The Colosseum or as it was originally called, The Flavian Amphitheater, was a gift given to the people from Emperor Nero and was finished under Emperor Titus in the year 80 AD. The Colosseum serves as an important milestone, in which the Emperors ...
... by my fascination with the Roman Forum ruins. Since it was getting to be later in the day (5ish?) the Coliseum was already closed down for the day but I still took a good long walk through the Forum and joining area, loving my time in all the old ruins (be prepared for at least 50 pictures of these ruins...). After wandering through all the ruins I caught the subway back to my hostel weary from walking all day long and relaxed the rest of the night.
... in the forum, The boys really liked the colosseum but were getting tired of looking at old crumpled stuff. We didn't spend too long there, but did hit the highlights, including the vestal virgins. We walked back to the apartment and had a little break. I decided to go looking for a market to get some snacks and breakfast food. No one would go with me so I set off to campo de fiori myself. Well, couldn't find any markets, but did find a pizza place that looked yummy! ...
... out of the restaurant.
Travel time to our next port, Messina, Italy, some 180 nm away, was estimated to be 18 hours at an average speed of about 10 kts. Thus, the entire next day (yesterday) was to be spent at sea with an arrival at Messina scheduled for about 730 am, Sunday the 18th. Everyone seemed to enjoy the fact that they had a day to relax and recover and everyone in our group pretty much did their own thing. We did come together for lunch ...
... the Pantheon.
Dad highlight - St. Peter's Basilica
Dad lowlight - getting up early
Mom highlight - seeing the Sistine chapel again
Mom lowlight - taxi ride from Vatican to our archeological dig when we almost ran over the family with small children
Brian highlight - learning that an old Roman delicacy was chilled peacock brains and flamingo tongue
Brian lowlight - morning fog blocking Rome from the top of St. Peter's Basilica after ...