I don’t know about you, but ancient ruins = my favorite. It is so amazing to finally see all the places I read about in history books. And there is just something so surreal about walking on the same grounds that ancient Romans used to.
History has always been one of my favorite subjects, and when Johnny and I planned our trip to Rome, we both knew that we had to make it to the Roman ruins. And it was breathtaking. The Colosseum in particular was mind blowing. As soon as we walked inside, Johnny and I both let out audible gasps of awe. It’s well worth the Euros to go inside. One ticket is valid for two days, and also gets you inside the Palatine Hill and museum. Thankfully, there was no line at all, but I’ve heard during high season the line is ridiculous.
Johnny and I spent an entire day looking at all of the ruins, and now I can see why they give two day tickets. It’s almost impossible to see in a full day, and we were rushed towards the end of the day. But at the Palantine hill, there are park benches and a beautiful panoramic view of Rome. Make sure to bring a snack so you can enjoy while looking out at the view. As we headed home, pretty speechless from all of the history we just saw, we were met with the most gorgeous sunset over the ruins. Rome never ceased to amaze me.
I think the ruins are part of what makes Rome so special. Yes, there’s the food, the wine, the people, the lovers, but there’s not too many places in the world you can eat world class gelato while gazing at where an entire ancient civilization used to be.