Random photos of our Colosseum and Foro Romano tour in Rome, Italy 2 weeks ago. It was warm, but not so warm you’d rather sit in a café and wait until late in the afternoon to go for a walk in this beautiful city. We had to wear hats though as the sun was biting the skin a bit. The tour was worth it. All the best of course for my parents. 🙂
After Paris attack, the security in Rome was tighten. Uva told us there used to be no scanner at the entrance which made entry to Colosseum faster before. During our visit there was a long cue ( as always) but a bit slower due to security check. And it is a good idea I know.
Tips for the tour
1. Book a tour ahead of time if you want to avoid the hassle of long cue. Read reviews before booking! A college classmate living in Australia who went to see Colosseum last June, told me to book a tour beforehand.
2. It is not allowed to bring a bottle of water inside. But it is allowed to bring en empty one. There is a water fountain inside where one can fetch water at. Empty your bottles to avoid hassle during security check.
3. August is high season for tourist and warm. Bring only necessary things with you. Uva mentioned about pickpockets on our way to Foro Romano. It was very overcrowded. Wear something light and comfortable.
4. Don’t get lost and miss your group. It would be a shame to do so as there are really good stories and infos in every tour.
5. It’s also nice to read a little about the place ahead of time. 🙂 Or better yet ask your guide questions!
5 years ago, I told myself I will be back and hell get inside the colosseum. Trip to Rome wouldn’t be complete I guess without doing a Colosseum tour; and the Vatican of course. We were all ears to our awesome guide.