We were amused to find that you literally step out of the Metro station and into close-up view of one of the world's most iconic sites. We avoided the queue, dodged a shady tour guide and entered the old circus. Rufio actually did a decent job of recounting some of the history on his own, all of which was confirmed by the abundant signage (I'm looking at you, misleading tour guide) and walked through an interesting special exhibit inside on the legacy of Nero.
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pictures, we headed across the street to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forums. We spent hours wandering the ancient ruins, complete with a brief modeling session. After snapping many pictures and navigating the majority of the area (including crypts, Temple of Romulus, Roman Forums, Farnese gardens, etc) we set out to find, what else...pizza.
Waking up much more well rested, we were dismayed to find the 0% precipitation forcast must have been a typo of 100%. Fortunately we only had to wait it out long enough for us to enjoy the breakfast buffet and get ready before it was clear enough to venture out. We got on the Metro in the direction of the