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The Colosseum

‘Il Colosseo’, The Colosseum in Rome, Italy.

My God, the Colosseum. Largest elliptical amphitheatre of the Roman Empire, smack-dab in the center of Rome. Vespasian’s baby must have been a beauty in her day, and is still a sight to see. Another major checkmark on my life-list, and another site begging for an augmented reality application; we want to see this thing in its heyday! As ruins go, this one is a little easier to imagine fully constructed, simply because there’s a lot of it left. Even though the place was as packed with tourists as any site in Rome, I never felt herded along like I did at the Vatican. I would love to return here one day on the off-season and get the deluxe tour, or even just wander around aimlessly for awhile and imagine the cheers of 50,000 gladiatorial spectators.

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