Roman Forum and The Colosseum

2016 -First stop we were visiting the Roman Forum. We learned from Trip Advisor to buy the tickets at the Forum to avoid the lineup at the Colosseum. It’s been so long since we last visited here and it looks just as amazing as we remembered. Rick Steve’s audio guide gave us a wonderful tour. It’s all so spectacular. It’s unbelievable to imagine how many centuries old these incredible structures that we are seeing are still in existence.

After lunch we continue on to the Colosseum. We miss out on climbing to the Palatine Hill. I just couldn’t do it in the heat . It’s so hot and humid. It’s a little easier going in to the Colosseum. There was a huge lineup and very crowded. We are able to walk in with the ticket we purchased at the Forum, such a good plan. I appreciate the history and incredible size…60000 spectators could be seated here…but it is horrific to think of the barbaric slaughter that was once the show. We spend another couple of hours here and roaming the streets of Ancient Rome. The heat and exhaustion have taken hold. So we head to a  nearby Pizzeria for a break and then make our way back to our hotel .


  1. Thanks Anita for sharing your visit to the Ancient site Roman Forum & the majestic Colosseum in Rome!You have posted Stunning photos of the sites! Great post! We too visited the places in Sept 2022 & enjoyed the great sights Kindly find time to comment on my blogs on them🌷🙏🏾

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  2. Rome is one of my favorite cities to visit, but it is true that so many of the famous sites like the Colosseum have notoriously long lines to get in. Helps to learn the hacks to minimize, even eliminate, the wait time!


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