The Colloseum deserved all the fame it gets – a massive structure, that housed as many people as a modern stadium ( 60,000 they say!). The Forum had so many preserved structures – one could start imaginging the place actually thriving with the Senators going about with their noses in the air, with the orators standing on the raised pedestal airing their opinions, and the common folk walking about in their Togas ( a doubt that I have been harboring though: why are all the statues sans clothing?)
Late in the evening we walked about the Capitoline Hill ( there,s a capitol hill here too, not just in Seattle, heh heh). It was beautiful! See the pics.
We managed to get back by public transportation ( bus and metro). Good show!!
N was the star of the day today. Everywhere we went, people played with her – called her Amore. And of course, BElla Bambini. N had a field time winning all the waitresses hearts. And she topped the night off with a Gelato she refused to share with us.
As for Appapappa and I, we topped our night off with “un carafe de vino casa”.
Tomorrow, we are off to see the Pope. I have to share this one thing from the Rick Steves book: apparently, a tour guide was asked by an American Tourist: ” Is the Pope Catholic”.. Duh duh duh..