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The plan was to be up between 8:30 and 9:00 so that we could be out of the apartment around 10 for a full day of sightseeing. The reality was a lot slower than that with the first of us heading out to find a supermarket that Mandy had stumbled across the night before. We walked around for ages but were unable to find the place, or any other place that sold teabags, so dejected, we headed back empty handed. Next we all set off to find the bus stop that the owner of the apartment has said would take us to the Collesium. The problem was, the place we were told to buy tickets from was closed, and the bus stop - when we eventually found it- was not in use. Thus began a vey long walk to the big bus station at Termini station and a lot of head stratching before we finally found a bus that was heading in the right direction.
Once finally there, it was lunchtime and we were already exhausted from walking so far to find a bus. Therfore we bought snacksn from a stall in the nearby metro station and sat on a low wall outside the Collesium eating and taking in the view. When I say snacks, there were actually full sized pizzas folded in half so that they could be eaten in your hand - awesome! They were so big though that hardly anyone finished theirs.
The queue for the Collesium was huge, so we opted to pay an extra 8 Euros each to join a tour which meant we could jump the queue. It was well worth the money as without a guide you are literally just looking at a really old building - there is no information put up to help tourists at all.
As we are only here a few days we decided to squeeze the Trevi Fountain into today's agenda as well. It was good but tourist central so we took a quick look then headed home on a really busy bus. The plan for the evening was to go out to dinner then carry onto a club we had read about.