SUNDAY was a busy day for us, because we ended up seeing a lot of things, even though we took everything slow. We decided to go to see a flea market next to Porta Portese. Since we like to walk we also walked all the way there. The flea market was huge and I think we spent an hour there, even though I only bought fishnet stockings (Fashion!).
We decided to walk even further, all the way up to see the Vatican City and say "Hi" to the Pope. We got there just in time to hear his Sunday preach. A thing that gets to my mind now is that we was so positively surprised about the security in the city, there was soldiers and huge concrete blocks everywhere, especially close to the tourist attractions. That really made us feel safe on our trip.
After the Pope's preach we walked back towards our hotel. On the way back we shared some goat cheese salad and a grilled pizza with an Aperol Sprtiz. Close to our hotel there was a huge parade or event with hundreds of people dressing up as ancient Romans, because it was the weekend of Rome's birthday. We sat in the grass for about an hour just looking at all the people and enjoying the weather, which was a lot better than back home in DK.
In the late afternoon we went to see The Roman Forum (the picture in the top of the post) and the inside of Colloseo. The Roman Forum is a rectangular forum surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the center of the city. We walked back and forth and up and down inside the huge area. The Colosseum or Colosseo is an oval amphitheatre built of concrete and sand. It could hold, it is estimated, between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators, having an average audience of some 65,000, and it was used for gladiatorial contests. It's crazy to think about how they were able to build that, at that time.