Friday, December 22, 2017

Day 1 - Altare della Patria ("Altar of the Fatherland") -> Capitoline Hill (Campidoglio) -> Coloseum -> Dinner at RISTORANTE NAPOLETANOS

Continuing our walk towards Altare della Patria.

Altare della Patria.

Just behind Altare della Patria is Campidooglio, the Capitoline Hill, between the Forum and the Campus Martius, which is one of the Seven Hills of Rome. The hilltop square designed by Michelangelo, lined with museums & offering views of the Roman forum.
Stairs leading to the museum

Views from Campidooglio

, we could view the Roman ruins. Free Views of the Roman Forum Ruins from Campidooglio. Portion of Colosseum in the background.

View of Marcello Theatre

En route to Colosseum with a closer look at more ruins along the way.


Finally, we arrived at the majestic colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. It is an oval amphitheatre and is the largest amphitheatre ever built.

Arch of Constantine

En route back to bnb. More ruins along via del fort imperiali
Forum of Nerva is an ancient structure in Rome, Italy, chronologically the next to the last of the Imperial fora built.

Marcus Cocceius Nerva Caesar Augustus was Roman Emperor from 96 to 98. Statue in bronze with Trajan's Market as background.

Ruins of Trajan Markets, built in 2nd century AD by Apollodorus

Piazza Venezia

Dinner was at Napoletano's at Pantheon area. Many Restaurants lined the perimeter at Pantheon. The seafood spagetti was tasty. The aglio aglio was good too. The tiramisu was yummy! Total bill was about 40€ excluding tips.

Seafood spagetti full of goodness - fresh mussels and prawns - yummy and very tasty

Aglio Aglio spagetti - plain but not bad

Tiramisu in a bottle - great!

Pantheon at night

Visited the Piazza Navona again to catch the night shots.

Fountain of Neptune

En route to via della Scrofa, our bnb

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