Going to Rome and not visiting the Coliseum! It is a must seen and your exploration of Rome should start from this amphitheatre where cruel battles of gladiators and exotic beasts were held from 79 AD.
The stroll along the Roman Forum will take back in time among the ruins of ancient places of day to day Roman life. Few more steps and you are about to enter the temple of all gods, the Pantheon, its rotunda stands for the planet Earth and the dome for the supernal sky centered by the sun. The most famous ice cream shops of Rome are close by: Giolitti, San Crispino… It is the right time for a gourmet break!
A narrow little side street leads you straight from the Pantheon to the sacred area of Largo di Torre Argentina. Here lie the ruins of four temples of the Republican age and the famous Theatre of Pompeo where Julius Caesar was stabbed to death with 23 hits.
The square is the seat of the Argentina Theatre: why not taking a look at what is on show?
Right in front of Feltrinelli bookshop – where if you don’t have it yet you can buy Marguerite Yourcenar’s Mémoires d’Hadrien or a guide of Rome – you can hop on the bus 492and hop off at the stop once you spotted Saint Peter Cathedral’s dome (V.le dei Bastioni di Michelangelo). You have now reached the photographic studio Flashback. We are here to make you live the magic of ancient Rome.