Tag Archives: Colosseum

Colosseum to open for night tours

Earlier this week I read with interest and excitement the news that the Colosseum is to open for night tours. It will be opening to small groups of visitors each Saturday evening for seven weeks starting on 21 August, which … Continue reading

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An impromptu trip to Rome (part 2)

18/1/09 – 1pm Had a nice long sleep and then got the Metro up to the Vatican.  Had a wander round and took some photos, including this one of a grandad feeding the pigeons with his little granddaughter! I’m currently … Continue reading

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An impromptu trip to Rome (part 1)

One blustery Friday evening in January 2009 I did the most spontaneous thing I have ever done and booked a flight to Rome for early the following morning. Earlier in the day I’d endured the dreaded ‘Collections’ (Oxford speak for … Continue reading

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Books about Rome #1: A Traveller in Rome

One of my favourite books is H.V. Morton’s A Traveller in Rome.  Written in the 1950s, it’s a charming and highly informative account of Morton’s summer in Rome, combining top-notch travel writing with some fascinating insights into Rome’s long and … Continue reading

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BSR Summer School day 7 – the Colosseum/Baths of Caracalla

9/9/08 – 4.30pm The day got off to a good start with a visit to the Colosseum – though accompanied by a rather grisly commentary on all the horrid things that used to go on there. I had been inside … Continue reading

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BSR Summer School day 3: Augustus

5/9/08 – 4pm Exhausting but exciting day.  We got the Metro from Flaminia to Termini and then from Termini down to the Colosseum.  Coming up from the Metro station and suddenly being face to face with the Colosseum was awe-inspiring, … Continue reading

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