…is, after all, just another big city. But it is definitely in the top three!
You may think this was a day off from cycling, but you’d be wrong. I have cycled all over Roma starting with the 50min ride in along the Tiber River.
I only just made the 9am walking tour around the Forum and the Colosseum. I came to Roma ten years ago, and saw ‘everything’ but I didn’t go into the Colosseum, so that is the one thing I wanted to do this time. The tour guide was good, and although my Roman history is not good, it is now a little better. I then just cycled all over, seeing countless fountains and temples and ruins of various kinds. It was fun, although I didn’t wear my cycling shorts so I have a sore bum now.
Then back to the campsite for swim and food. On the way back I got to thinking, I didn’t see any of ‘today’s’ Roma. Is there any? Thinking back to the last time, I didn’t then either. Where are the contemporary sights, the houses of parliament, the theatres, today’s speakers corner? I’ve seen all the ancient versions.
Also, how come I was never a tour guide?