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... held in order to curry the favor of the people for the Emperor and the ruling class and essentially to distract them from all of the problems that Roman society had. Also since this was the largest amphitheater and the center of the empire at the time, games would be held to celebrate military victories and publically execute prisoners of war. Unlike the games that we learned about in the Spanish town of Merida where we saw a smaller amphitheater that was used for the ...
... daily business.
How to get into the city from the Airport:
Ok, first of all Rome has a much smaller metro system compared to Paris. It's got the "A" and "B" lines running intersecting at the main central terminus called "Termini" (where you also get transfers to the airport Fiuminco). There's some other national railway lines, but they are a pain to transfer to, and I just recommend getting off at the metro ...
The original shopping mall, an interesting visit although I must remember to take my driving licence with me as they bloody won't give you an audio guide unless you actually leave a personal id doc as a security. How many ***** wander off with the little squeaking millstone round their necks?? ...
... to the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican and Castel Sant'Angelo (the burial place for Emperor Hadrian then converted to a Roman fortress). There is a great energy to this corridor as our apartment looks out into a small piazza. Musicians, vendors and people congregating at the restaurants add to the vibrancy which we initially thought to be hip, but was considerably less so as it approached 2:00 am. Then Miss Stilleto and Mr. Hiking Boot in the flat ...
... is our last night in Rome, we travel by train to Florence in the morning and start a new adventure, we can't wait.
Rome is incredible for it's history and architecture but the street vendors are almost unbearable if your are not in the right frame of mind about it.
Enjoy the pictures, more postings tomorrow!