On to our last day of Roman adventures! We had a busy day planned for Saturday because we needed to get back on the road by 3. So once again we woke up at 8 and enjoyed breakfast off our carts before hopping on a metro to the Colosseum. The Colosseo metro stop is my favorite because you walk out of the station directly across from the ancient amphitheater.
We were hoping to get tickets to Colosseum Underground, but the tours weren’t running that day so we just did the regular walk through the exhibitions and around the open areas of the Colosseum.
There were new displays and explanatory posters in the ‘hallways’ that were new since the last time I visited and I really enjoyed the additional information about the amphitheaters history. From there, we walked over to the Forum and saw the Sacred Way, Constantine’s Arch, and other awesome structures.
I love imagining the Forum in all its ancient glory but it was hot and crowded that day! We made a quick stop into the open rooms of the House of Augustus and were beyond ready for some lunch and A/C after that! We walked until we found a restaurant that met all our needs and gratefully collapsed into our chairs. Unfortunately I completely forgot to take a picture of my ravioli! It was delicious though; three huge ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta cheese. I ate it in no time.
Cumulatively we drank 3 big bottles of water, and then headed back to the hotel to pick up our luggage and car for the ride home. We ended up leaving a little later than we intended, plus we stopped to pick up some necessities on our way back, so by the time we finally made it home we were all dead tired. It was an early night for all of us on Saturday!