We used the second day of our On and Off Bus ticket to get to the Colosseum. It was a beautiful sunny day that got hot by mid-afternoon so we decided not to walk to the adjacent Roman Forum. We always joke about leaving something undone so that we will have to come back to a place—seems like the Roman Forum is that something for this visit to Rome.

Entryway arch into the Colosseum

The colosseum, completed in the first century AD, was severely damaged by an earthquake in the 14th century

Overview from the second level

A closer look

Coming next: A drive through the Appian Way and visit to Tivoli gardens



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