"The Guide Books Are Right!" Rome Favorite Tip by Rhondaj
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Fondest memory: Palentine Hill is one of the talked about "seven hills of Rome". We heeded the advice of the guidebooks and walked right on by the Colosseum, making a right onto the Sacred Way. To the left of the arch of Titus leading into the Forum, is an unassuming ticket kiosk. Here we bought our tickets, with no line what-so-ever. Palentine Hill was almost all to ourselves. How much fun it was to walk among ancient history alone. There was one other couple scrambling around the rocks and a small group of about 5 with a tour guide. That was it!
Have you ever done this? Sort of stood close to a tour guided group pretending to be looking intently at the scene before you, but all the while, listening to the good bits the guide is giving out? No need to pay when you can eavesdrop...
Then, after leaving Palentine Hill, we waltzed right on by the long..........line..... waiting to get into the Colosseum. The ticket you buy on Palentine Hill also covers the Colosseum. The walk-right-on-by side is to the left when you get to the Colosseum.
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