Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Coliseum

LWe decided to walk all the way to the Colisium. I decided to wear my boots which seemed like a good idea for a while, but after 10+ miles, those boots were not really made for walking.we stopped at the top of palatine hill and looked at the ruins. 
This is one of the oldest parts of the city. 

Side note.. My hair has been driving me crazy, so I went and got a "blow out" at a salon a few blocks away from our hotel. It turned out to be 15 min head and neck massage as well which felt amazing. 
Anyways. We wandered around some more. Everything is so well made, which a crazy amount of details. 
We made our way down to the Colisium, luckily I bought tickets online a few days before. But there was still a huge long line for security. We ended up "paying the piper" to skip the line and have a tour.  But it turned out we still had to wait in a pretty long line to get in. (Lesson learned) 
We did learn a few fun facts.
They had a canvas cover to keep the atendees cool in the sumer time. It could hold 50,000 to 80,000 people, and tickets were free to those who could not afford the,. The entire complex could be emptied in just 10 min. Also amazing that this enormous structure was designed and built without commuters. 

We stopped for a quick lunch break at a deli, which was needed after walking almost 12 miles that morning. 

We headed back to our hotel for a quick nap and to let our feet rest. Around 7 pm we decided to partake in the tradional "spritz" at a bakery/ bar near by. 
 It was served with a bunch of small bites and treats. 

Later that night we set out for dinner. We had see. Really good reviews for a small pasta shop and for 5 euro a piece we thought we would give it a try. 
But it was actually terrible. We actually didn't finish it because it was so salty. My ravioli was raw and my sauce was terrible. Then we set off for a wine bar
It was a Local hangout with the nicest bar tenders. John found his perfect glass of wine that night. It is from a small region in Southern Italy. 
After that we were on the hunt for dessert. We stumbled upon a beautiful resturant and decided to sit down. As we waited for our table we ordered the best glass of prosecco we have ever had. Their menu looked so amazing we decided to order a few dishes, I had the beef tenderloin which was thin cut and served cold with olive oil and lemon( it was amazing) john ordered oysters and the shrimp. We decided to get a bottle of wine which turned out to be amazing. Then we finally ordered dessert. A chocolate cake and a terimausu. We forgot to take our phones out for any pictures, which was probably a good thing. We true.y enjoyed the evening .

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