Rome: Forum & Colosseum

This whole gallery is of the rest of our day visiting the Roman Forum and Colosseum, evidence of the ancient Roman civilization in which Christianity took root. Today, there is a church on almost every corner of Rome. Every pope has left a mark with a marble slab and often a magnificent monument in stone. The last part is of the Roman Colosseum. Imagine gladiators and wild beasts and Christians huddled on the arena floor, then the cross which was erected by Pope John Paul II in the spot where the emperors sat, … the subterranean tunnels under the restored flooring, and various marble markers put up by various popes.

That was not the end of the day actually. We also saw Santa Maria Maggiore along the Via Cavour on the way back to Domus Australia.