We were walking distance from the Colosseum so we saw it every day for the week we were in Rome. Our Colosseum tour with Walks of Italy was towards the end of the week so it was killing me that we were was passing by the Colosseum every day but haven’t been inside yet. What I didn’t realize was that we were going to get the chance to go to places in the Colosseum that very few people get access to.
There’s only a few tour companies in the world that are allowed access to the main stage, underground part of the Colosseum, and the very top for an overall view the whole thing. There’s probably even fewer that offer it in a quality tour too. If you’re on your own, you just go in with everyone else in the crowded seat sections with no explanation of this amazing structure. I wish we had more time on the top though. I was going picture crazy.
We’ve all seen hundreds of pictures of the Colosseum but actually seeing it in person was more impressive than I’d imagined.
The tour also included a walk around the Forum which was one of my favorite sections of Rome. It was so impressive to me that everything was in sight all out in the open outside. Basically an outdoor museum. I kept trying to imagine what Rome was like back then. I wish I took a separate tour of just the Forum because I felt it had gone by too quickly. A separate article on this is coming up.
The Colosseum and Forum may have been my favorite part of Rome.
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