Colosseum & Miscellania

So we finally made it to the inside of the Colosseum on Thursday!

After we walked around inside we took a break near the Arch of Constantine and then continued on to explore the ruins.

We took the metro back from the Colosseum and when the train pulled into the station we were deliberately bumped into and distracted by gypsies while other gypsies stuck their hands in our pockets and tried to get into our bags. Fortunately we were extremely alert  and, as New Yorkers, more confrontational than perhaps a group of touristy girls from Wyoming. From start to finish, the whole ordeal lasted at most 10 seconds and the gypsies left startled and empty-handed. It was a terrifying experience, but a good reminder that you can never let your guard down.

Danielle and I had planned on going to Florence for the weekend, but with snow in the forecast we cancelled and instead went out to dinner last night with a group of about 20 people.

Danielle took the amazing picture of the Pantheon above!

For 15€ at Miscellania we got salad/bruschetta, bread, pasta, pizza, unlimited red and white wine, and ice cream and strawberry wine for dessert. Talk about a good deal!

We were planning on going out afterwards, but since there are no plows or shovels in Rome and everyone’s feet were soaked and freezing, we ended up coming home instead. Even without doing anything after dinner, we had an awesome night.

Ciao, Emily ❤

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