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When in Rome ...

Marvel at architecture from over 2000 years ago ...

105 °F

Even though our trip to Italy is geared around a great time on the newest Royal Caribbean ship "Wonder of the Seas" - we had to see a few other Wonders of the World. Today we visited one of the seven wonders of the world with the help of our guide Marco - who was fabulous. Not only did we learn a lot (like the fact that the Pope stole part of the Coliseum - it actually didn't fall apart as we previously thought) but also that it only took 8 years for this incredible structure to be erected. See for yourself how massive and how impossible it seems, knowing the tools available at the time.



We also visited the Roman Forum as well. In spite of the fact that it was 105 degrees out, we were able to spend a lot of time in the shade and we thoroughly enjoyed our excursion with Marco. Afterwards we hustled back to the hotel to catch our ride to the ship in Civitavecchia, Italy.



Posted by Where2FromHere 15:48 Archived in Italy Tagged roman coliseum

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