Rome Part II: The Ancient Romans

We spent our final day in Rome (you can check out our adventures in gelato here!) visiting the arguably most iconic sight-the colloseum. After thoroughly enjoying our final hotel breakfast (and getting reprimanded for using the espresso machine incorrectly) we were on our way to Ancient Rome.

We’d booked tickets ahead of time, and therefore waited in a shorter line, but didn’t book them far enough ahead to get the tour that provided more access. If that’s something you want, definitely book a few months ahead. We grabbed audio guides and were on our way. The audio guides whisk you around the colloseum, explaining how it was built, the engineering that went into elaborate sets that made the fights more entertaining and how your place in society dictated where you sat. You can still see senators names carved into their seats in some places.


After exiting the colloseum, we headed for the Roman Forum (your ticket gets you into both) and walked through quickly (we were hungry) reading our guidebook’s description and map. The ruins of the temples and Roman marketplace are here, and Julius Caesar’s tomb. It’s interesting to wander through, but requires a bit of imagination as it’s mostly ruins.


Following that, we had our last meal in Monte, I had some amazing amatricana and pasta, with some wine of course, and headed to pick up our bags and catch our flight.

Our last Roman meal… so good we couldn’t resist eating before the photo
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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Clare Thomson says:

    I went on a guided walking tour of Rome which was a really useful way of getting a better insight into the sights and the history. I loved going around the Colosseum and can’t wait to take my boys. Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFiles

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    1. It really does give good insight, since so many of the sights are scattered around the city. I’m sure they’ll enjoy the Colloseum, I know I did!

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  2. Trish @ Mum's Gone To says:

    Rome is just the perfect city break – culture, history and fantastic food. Great tips here about visiting the Colosseum.
    #farawayfiles

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    1. Thanks! It really is, and easy to get to from the airport!

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  3. Ah Roma! Cant wait to return and I would love to stay in Monte… I keep hearing about the food scene there. Thanks for joining #FarawayFiles

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    1. If I were to visit again, I’d definitely stay in Monte. We ate well there a few times, and being close to good food is a priority 🙂

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