Wandering around the old Rome, you will discover that there are churches just about every corner. There are churches for everyone's like: from the splendour of Santa Maria Maggiore or San Giovanni in Laterano to the simplicity of pre-Romanesque Santa Maria in Cosmedin or the expressivity of the Baroque Manierist churches. You can see more pictures in the travelogue.
I don't even know where I found this statue, it was somewhere on my route to the Jadrolijna ferry office from the Yellow Hostel. There are tons of great statues spread throughout Rome, get off your butt and check them out!
We spent our first night...
We spent our first night around the Compo de Fiori and surprisingly ran in to one of our friends there... There is a great wine bar here, and many other bars to choose from... (also some restaurants)
Great dining without spending a fortune
Apparently this is one of the oldest restaurants in Rome. The food here was definitely regional Roman good and the service was quite good. Everything we tried on the menu was absolutely delicious, and the bill wasn't outrageous considering the quality of the food. Their house red wine was to die for. Mmmmm. The roman artichokes (Carcofi alla Romana) were exquisite as was the creamy and tasty Fish Risotto that I had. My boyfriend ordered a salmon entree that was cooked and flavoured to perfection.
The Colosseum or Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre, is a giant amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Originally capable of seating around 50,000 spectators, it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. It was built on a site just east of the Roman Forum, with construction starting between 70 and 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian. The amphitheatre, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire, was completed in 80 AD under Titus, with further modifications being made during Domitian's reign.
The Colosseum remained in use for nearly 500 years with the last recorded games being held there as late as the 6th century — well after the traditional date of the fall of Rome in 476. As well as the traditional gladiatorial games, many other public spectacles were held there, such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building eventually ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such varied purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry and a Christian shrine.
Nowadays when you visit the colosseum you can take pictures with the people who are wearing gladiator costumes.But they want 10E each for a gladiator and would be very unpleased when u dont pay them :)