Saturday night we decided to get to bed at a decent hour, as seen in Roma, Part 4. Sunday morning we woke up and ate the rest of our grocery store food. We left the apartment to head to the Roman Forum, which was just down the street.
The Forum is the ancient center of the City of Rome. Today it is the ruins of the most important buildings in the ancient City: government buildings and central marketplaces. There is also the Palatine Hill, which overlooked the Forum, and today mainly has ruins of Imperial Palaces.
Like my last post, this post is best seen through pictures, not words, so I’m just going to show you lots of pictures. But before I do, let me just say, this was my favorite part of the trip. To see these buildings and just to think of how old they are, and how advanced Roman civilization was when you consider its age, it’s just amazing. You stand there and imagine how it appeared 2,000 years ago. I am excited to visit the Ruins of Pompeii, which everyone says are even better preserved than the Forum.
Next is my absolute favorite picture. The state of photography in 2016. Tourists and selfie sticks.
Now we enter the Imperial Palace and Garden:
The Emperor’s View:
After that, we wanted to enter the Colosseum. But it was going to be a long wait, like a roller coaster at Cedar Point. We had a flight to catch so we decided to wait for next time. We headed back to the airport and flew to Torino.
Rome was beautiful and two days definitely was not enough. I hope to get the chance to return this summer and perhaps get a closer look.