Rome – 22 October 2021

Friday morning we went online and bought tickets to visit the Forum and the Colosseum Friday and the Vatican museums Saturday.

The Colosseum is so big. It impresses me how advanced Roman civilization was that they could build and use a 50,000 person stadium. It shocks me that those 50,00 people were enjoying public torture and killing. It is ingenious that they raised and lowered people, sets, and animals through trap doors in the floor.

The Colosseum
Inside the Colosseum
Duke and I inside the Colosseum

After the Colosseum we went through the Forum. There were a lot of people in both places and they checked our tickets and covid green passes in both places.

The Forum

We got back to our room. But just as we were putting our feet up housekeeping arrived to clean the room. So we went out to find a snack. We ended up having beer, salad, and pinse at a great sidewalk cafe, Il Miraggio Trevi, with a very friendly waiter and excellent food.

Pinse and salad

From there we went to see the Trevi fountain.

Trevi fountain by day

We were so full from our pizza that we didn’t want to go out for dinner. Later we did go out and buy water and wine and crackers to go with the cheese we already had for a late picnic dinner. We also stopped to see the Trevi fountain at night. Duke thinks it look a bit like our new backyard landscape!

Trevi fountain at night.