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We blew through our second day in Rome today, and it was amazing. We started out going to the Colosseum, which had an amazing view. The crumbling walls added to the wonder, and we found out that before the bottom level, which is now exposed, was built, they used to flood the place for naval fights. Also, the bottom part is where they ended up keeping the prisoners before the gladiator fights. After the Colosseum, we headed to the Roman Forum. We saw the remains of ...
Today was the much awaited day of our visit to the Colosseum. I was expecting long queues but as we'd bought a 'Roma Card' we were able to walk straight in. Naturally I had high expectations and I wasn't disappointed. Despite having been before Lauren was obviously excited too. On the road leading up to the Colosseum she walked faster than I think I've ever seen and I was struggling to keep up with her! The scale of the place was impressive and you're still able to get some sense of what ...
... hallway after hallway, room after room it just felt like everyone was rushing past just to see the highlights. It takes a long while to reach the Sistine chapel, if you wanted to really view all the works in the museum you would need at least a day (probably a week if you knew what you are looking at!). Despite the long annoying line once you reach the Sistine chapel you are in awe of Michelangelo's work. In life his paintings seem three dimensional, it ...
... is just as good, if not better than the one I'd had in Rome.
From my spot by the pool I listen to children shouting and watch as they jump off the cliffs into the turquoise water below...casually thinking perhaps on another day I will do the same..
Around 5.30pm when the temperature cools down I walk the short distance by road (under 10min), tucking myself into the side of the road to avoid being hit by motorists on the narrow road, and make my way ...
... been sent in to find me because Daryl had battled his way to the front of the hot dog line only to find the guy couldn't change his 20 Euro note.
Needless to say, we were exhausted by the time we entered the Zoo! (It reminded us of our time in Argentina...)
The Zoo is very old with lots of concrete and cages... but we enjoyed the cute Limas with their black and white striped tails, and the seals swimming round and round.
Daryl decided to splash out ...
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- Good deal if you don't mind the location
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- Good ending to our Italy trip
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- Thank you Trip Advisor! Spot on!
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EUR, Rome | 3 star hotelfrom $88
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- Simply Fabulous!
Trastevere/Aventine, Rome | 4 star hotelfrom $78
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