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Here we see Aeneas saving his father and son, fleeing from Troy. Aeneas, Anchises and Ascanius By Gian Lorenzo Bernini (c. 1618-1619)

Here we see Aeneas saving his father and son, fleeing from Troy. Aeneas, Anchises and Ascanius By Gian Lorenzo Bernini (c. 1618-1619)

Navigate those passageways and retrace the steps of the gladiators, condemned prisoners and wild beasts that fought

Navigate those passageways and retrace the steps of the gladiators, condemned prisoners and wild beasts that fought

Inside the Colosseum you see the 'stomach' of the building, passageways beneath the floor and the seat 'foundations'

Inside the Colosseum you see the 'stomach' of the building, passageways beneath the floor and the seat 'foundations'

These two illustrations show how things looked - spectators on stairs, gladiators fighting, caged animals beneath

These two illustrations show how things looked - spectators on stairs, gladiators fighting, caged animals beneath

Exploring the hallways is a lot of fun, so exciting! Exhibits here and there showcase items found by the arena

Exploring the hallways is a lot of fun, so exciting! Exhibits here and there showcase items found by the arena

The evening view of the Colosseum is certainly charming, despite the brutal and violent history of the area…

The evening view of the Colosseum is certainly charming, despite the brutal and violent history of the area…

This is one of the old archs leading into the Colosseum. Above it a Christian decoration, a cross and a pope mention

This is one of the old archs leading into the Colosseum. Above it a Christian decoration, a cross and a pope mention

Visit the Colosseum any time of tje day, but this tour took place during the evening for extra atmosphere...!

Visit the Colosseum any time of tje day, but this tour took place during the evening for extra atmosphere...!

Leaving Galleria Borghese, we go to our next ancient Rome highlight! The Colosseum, built by Vespasian (r AD 69-79)

Leaving Galleria Borghese, we go to our next ancient Rome highlight! The Colosseum, built by Vespasian (r AD 69-79)

And with this we say goodbye to Villa Borghese… off to explore our next adventure in Rome!

And with this we say goodbye to Villa Borghese… off to explore our next adventure in Rome!

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