Roman History Day
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Got up for a great breakfast this morning. We headed out for the Coliseum and took loads of photos. I picked up a Rome guide book as well as a coin. We also stopped by the Arch of Constantine. Later we visited Palatine hill which was ruins from Old Emperors houses. We then ate some street vendor pizza in the square. Later we visited the Museo Capitoline which had huge sculptures, even a few of Constantine. After that we visited carcez mamertino which is the prison that St. Peter was locked up in. Finally, we made over to the grand Roman Forums. These are some of the oldest and most fascinating parts of Rome. After all of this, we were fairly tired so we did laundry, ate at a great little pizzeria, and went back to our room.
Today is our old Roman day! We started out with a decent breakfast, all was packaged but the quantity was good. We then headed to the coliseum, there was no line at about 9:00, so we bought our tickets and headed in. It was already getting hot, the sun in Rome is brutal but the shade isn’t bad. The Coliseum was nice and big like I remember, spent about 2 hours roaming around taking lots of photos! We then headed to Palatine, a really old, really huge area of ruins. After this it was lunch time so we grabbed food from a vendor and sat in the shade to cool off. After this we were done with the sun and waited to the temperature to drop. We then headed off to the Captolino Museum during the heat of the day. It had some great statues, huge old ones! We then stopped at the church were Peter was believed to have been imprisoned near the Roman Forum. And from there we headed to the Roman Forum! Derek’s new book had a good map that helped tell us what we were seeing in the Forum which was neat. After this we went back to do some laundry.