A visit to the Colosseum:
Our next days visit was reserved for the Colosseum and the surrounding. I will just skip the history part for the book writers and historians. Because if I start to explain the Colosseum, it will be a really long and boring history lesson instead of a blog. Anyway, this name doesn’t need any Introduction and explanations. It is one of the most famous places in the world.
We arrived at our local tourist office where they printed our tickets. We then saw a 20 minutes video of the history of Roman empire and how it looks like today.
At 12, we were escorted by the agent till the gate of Roman Forum.
We get to the experience of the Roman Forum later. Let’s talk about the experience of being in a group and being escorted by a travel agent who was holding a big stick. It genuinely felt just plain wrong and weird. It’s the same type of methods we saw in those big Asian tourist group where there is a person stick a long sign. Never doing it again.
The Roman Forum.
It was an extraordinary experience. None of us have never been inside an archaeological site before. Where we could even touch and feel the old ruins. It is essentially a ruins of old Roman temples, ancient government building. Also, a naturally beautiful place to have a nice walk with a view of Rome.
Once we arrived at the top part of the Hill inside the site, there were as well some Gardens name Palatine with pictures and Explanation.
From the very top of the hill, we could see the complete top part of the Colosseum. Part of it was covered with construction equipment. Sad.
We were early at the gate. So we waited in front of that monument which looks like the mini version of the Arch de Triomphe, till 2.15pm.
What is Colosseum?
The Colosseum was built between 70th and 80ad by the Roman empire. It is one of the 7 wonders in the world. Today it is still the iconic symbol of the imperial Roman empire. It was the largest stadium built at the time which could hold 50000 to 80000 spectators. Part of the site is ruined by earthquakes and stone robbers.
Why is it for:
It was used for gladiatorial contests, fight shows, chariots races and executions. Part of the famous movie Gladiator was made here.
Where to buy the tickets for Collessuem?
We could not find any official website ,We baught from an overpriced tourist agent with skip the line option. You can buy the tickets on the spot for the same day. Just need to be there early.
After another incredible once in a lifetime experience we decided to head back to hotel. We did so much in less than 3 days. It was never too much. But certainly tiring and we have see a lot. But we are glad the we made it to the Rome. 50 more days to finish our journey.