The Colosseum was built in 72 AD and could hold about 80,000 spectators!
It was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology.
If you missed my first vacation stop, you can click back:
(Those were the under stage passages for the animals, etc)
Me. Leaning on a 2,000 year old column. Amazing.
Then lunch – from the oldest pizza bakery in the city. It’s only sold to go, so we ate standing up in the alley – but still AMAZING!
A stroll through the market place is always beautiful!
Parthenon, Vatican and catacombs rounded out our afternoon in Rome.
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Travel is rebellion in its purest form. We follow out heart. We free ourselves of labels. We lose control willingly. We trade a role for reality. We love the unfamiliar. We trust strangers. We own only what we can carry. We search for better questions, not answers. We truly graduate. We, sometimes, choose never to come back” – Anonymous