Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wandering Wednesday – Rome – The Depths of the Coliseum

Every once in a while they open the bottom floor and the top floor of the Coliseum to small escorted tours. You have to call ahead and reserve, and there’s a big chance they will close it without notice. Last time we were in Rome we got to go on the one english tour of the day. It was quite an experience. We’ll start at the bottom and end at the top.

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From what I can find, the tour is not running at this time due to flooding during the winter. The water gets into the cracks and crevices and they need to stabilize the area before they let people in again. It is this way with a lot of the treasures of Ancient Rome. Unfortunately, the government doesn’t always have the money or the ambition to save and protect them. I hope you’ve enjoyed our Wandering Wednesday today :)

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