Rome was absolutely amazing! Everywhere you turned were ancient ruins and thousands of years of history. Of course the highlight of the ruins was the Colosseum. Built in the years 72AD - 80AD it could hold over 50,000 spectators as they watched gladiators fight to their deaths. Across from the Colosseum was the roman Forum and Palatine Hill. This area was truly spectacular! The ruins were from the time of Christ. One of the things that I loved was being able to go into Caesar Augustus's home, where you could still see the fresco's on the walls.