Posted on 03/30/2020
The travel industry is ever-changing. Our Travel Advisors keep abreast of
travel trends and continue
to educate themselves by traveling to some of the most popular destinations.
Our vacation expert, Theresa, checked off a destination on her bucket list and enjoyed a visit to Italy with Trafalgar Tours. Her first stop was the great city of Rome. She was excited to see the sights and eat at a real, authentic Italian restaurant, and enjoy some fine wine. She typically enjoys sweet, white wines, but really enjoyed the dry, red wines that Italy typically serves. Italian dining experiences are tasty and enjoyable.
The next day, she took a semi-private tour to the Roman Colosseum. Did you know that the Roman Colosseum was the largest amphitheater in the world in its day? It was built between 72 AD and 80 AD and held 50,000 to 80,000 spectators. This is where the emperor would, so called, hold their sporting events. The event would be held for 100 days (Wow!). This is where the
would fight in the arena to their death. If you survived over several fights.
You would eventually become a Gladiator. Gladiators were paid to
eventually buy their freedom...if they lasted. The Colosseum had numerous rooms
and passages below the amphitheater. This is where they kept thousands of
animals as part of their "sporting event". These animals also fought
in the arena to their death.
The city of Rome is trying to build and replace the floor at the Colosseum. This is a historical place you would want to see when you vacation to Italy.