Marvel at the Colosseum

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Rome’s famous Colosseum

One of the world’s most iconic landmarks of the Eternal City is the Colosseum, which began in 70AD under Emperor Vespasian. We bought an additional package offered by Big Bus Rome that allowed us to “skip the line” to get faster entry to the Colosseum and the Forum, two must-sees for my family. I would highly recommend buying these passes. Passes can be purchased at most of the bus stops from helpful staff who are available to answer questions or ask the bus driver.

Roman Forum

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Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
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Palatine Hill

Next-stop a stroll through the ancient streets and ruins at The Forum.  Stroll around the grounds and image life in ancient Rome. This is the center of civic life and there are many ruins to explore.

See the Circus Maximus

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Circus Maximus

The Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium of ancient Rome.

Check out the Pantheon

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the Pantheon is one of the best-preserved examples of ancient architecture in the world. This architectural icon was built as a temple to multiple Roman gods. It is constructed out of concrete and the facade of the Pantheon is in the classic Greek style but the remainder of the building is constructed as a modern domed structure. The Pantheon is now a church that sits on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus.

Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain

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Trevi Fountain

Throw a coin over your shoulder to guarantee that you will be back in Rome.