Colosseo

Piazza del Colosseo

While the Pacific Princess was docked in Civitavecchia Italy, I took a bus tour into Rome to see the Colosseum also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. Here are a few photos from the Piazza del Colosseo.

Follow the pink umbrella so you do not get lost.

Here is a birds eye view:

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As we walk up the street to the Colosseum, watch your step, the stones are wet and slippery and uneven.

original stones?

The rain is making it a little miserable, but I think I can get enough pictures to make it worth while.

They are washing the streets for us.

the famous Colosseum (Amphitheater) in Rome

the who’s who of ancient Rome

Restoration is a continuous project, across the street as well as around the Colosseum.

Rest room for those doing the restoration.

There are other historic structures in the Piazza.

Ruins of Temple of Venus and Roma.  Look at that dome.

The Arch of Constantine  – 315 AD

There is so much emphasis on the Amphitheater that there is almost no information on the arch over the entrance to the square. Google  – Arch of Constantine.

The environment is still working on bringing it down.

Concern is for safety of the visitors.

– Where do you want to go today? –

 

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3 Responses to Colosseo

  1. DJ says:

    I have updated the captions on a couple of pictures. One is to label the arch of Constantine from the year 315. The other is to identify the temple of Venus and Roma.

  2. Megan Jerrard says:

    Beautiful photos – I find that even though the rain may dampen the day itself, photos always look so much more dramatic with the weather!

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