29 June 2011

Day 25: Colosseum and churches

(short post today. S and I are both a little grumpy)

Today was our big crowds day, with a trip to the Colosseum! We managed to navigate the bus system and make our way to this huge place with huge lines. It was hot hot hot, but eventually we got inside and onto a tour:

(Smile! You're in an old place!)

After we toured the site itself, we went through a little museum on-site, which was more or less dedicated to the reign of Nero.

(the capital of a column)

After the Colosseum, we walked back into town, had some lunch (melon and prosciutto, gnocchi with swordfish, eggplant parm), and set to work on the busy task of seeing some beautiful churches!

After the churches, we went shopping and found some lovely leather bags.

For dinner, we were hoping to have Beth (one of my students) and her friend Steph over for food, but the markets were all closed. Instead, we went out for dinner and gelato.

Okay, one more full day here before we head back to the states!

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