"The Icon" Rome by BruceDunning

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The Colosseum is obviously the most inconic landmark for the city. It is overwhelming to walk into and around to get the feel for the sheer magnitude that once held 60,000 patrons, now about 5,000 tourists daily

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:So many historical sites to see and observe history
  • Cons:Traffic is maddening and everyone is in a hurry
  • In a nutshell:The city is so steeped in history, it needs a lot of study
  • Last visit to Rome: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • mindcrime's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2011 at 1:59 AM

    the hordes of tourists at Vatican museum were much more annoying than the beggars :) how come and you didnt get a picture from inside at the Pantheon?!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    What a beautiful city! I hope some day I get to see it. Thanks for the lovely tour Bruce! Neat page!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    loved the virtual tour = this place is on my personal wish list some day soon I hope!

  • rexvaughan's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2010 at 6:10 PM

    Good stuff on the Eternal City, Bruce. I love the fertility statue and you got a good photo. Thanks for visiting my Honfleur page.

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2009 at 10:04 AM

    I agree about too many people crammed in...But I have a tip on my page about how to avoid being crushed by a wave of humanity in the Sistine Chapel.

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Lovely Rome page! Colosseum, Pantheon, Spanish Steps and Vittoriano were also our favourite tourist attractions. Bring back fond memories of our trip to that city several years ago. ~ho & pang

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2009 at 8:10 AM

    Interesting and informative Rome page. The architecture is magnificent- love the Spanish Steps. Nice photographs.


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