Colosseum

The Colosseum, for us, had always been one of those bucket list places – you know, one of those places we’d eventually visit. When the opportunity presented itself for us to be whisked off to Rome for a few days sooner rather than later, we hopped all over it. The excitement between us was beyond palpable, even through sleepy, bag-filled eyes, as we landed and checked into our hotel early on a Saturday morning. Then we hit the fork in the road – power nap or persevere.  Excitement won and we veered right, quickly showered and began our trek to the nearly two thousand year old Colosseum that couldn’t wait another 15 minutes for a power nap for our visit!

Colosseum
photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Colosseum
photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Colosseum
photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Colosseum
photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Colosseum
photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Colosseum
photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Colosseum
photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Colosseum
photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Colosseum
photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Colosseum
photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Colosseum
photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Colosseum
photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Colosseum
photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Colosseum
photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Colosseum
photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Colosseum
photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Colosseum
photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Colosseum
photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Despite the inhumanity, one’s mind can’t help but to recreate gladiatorial contests of centuries past while standing where tens of thousands have sat.  What an experience! Then, it was time for our first Roman lunch.

Have you visited Rome?  If so, what was your favorite place to visit?  If not, what will you visit when you do go to Rome?

-nah

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3 thoughts on “Colosseum

  1. I got to see the Colosseum last October and it was a cross of my bucket list as well. If I got to go back , I would like to try out more of the restaurants. We went to the same place for dinner every night. It was great but there’s so much more to try.

    • Isn’t it almost surreal when you stand inside the Colosseum? Since many places were closed on Sunday, we took to eating our way around the city. We would order one entree, split it and then move on to another restaurant. Some places we’d indulge in wine with bread and oil. Our thinking was that we wouldn’t be disappointed if we didn’t enjoy something. I must say, we weren’t disappointed with anything we ate. I will say if we ever go back to Rome, we would return to one of the restaurants that faces the entrance to the Pantheon that served a very delicious seafood risotto. Do you have your next trip planned? If so, to where are you heading? Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

      • No problem! I’m loving the stories on your blog. I don’t have any international trips planned but I’m in the interviewing process for a teaching job in South Korea so my fingers are crossed for that. I hope I do go back to Rome soon , if only to have a food day. That seafood risotto sounds amazing.

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