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This is the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. While it was in use it would have been able to hold up to 50,000 spectators who would have been watching the games that were held here. The colosseum is most well known for housing gladiator games, the flat space in the center of the Colosseum would have had a stage covered in sand. Now there is only a small section that has a stage, even without it though, you can totally picture what the Colosseo must have looked like when it was in use. It’s a little expensive to visit, (discounts are available, especially if you are a student from the EU, but you need proof of this with ID) but it’s totally worth it! It’s a really cool site and a fantastically preserved piece of the Roman Empire that really allows the visitor a glimpse of the past, and all of the history that has built up to the current city of Rome.

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Taken at Pompeii Ruins. Beautiful ruins, really well preserved because of the ash. We went without a guide (I prefer going without guides, you have more freedom to roam on your own) but definitely go in all the buildings you can; you never know what is hiding behind the walls. Also, if you are in the area see Herculaneum, it's a little smaller, bur more ornate and a lot less crowded.

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