Our plan for the afternoon: Use our trusty Rome Tourist map and see the "high lights".
Although the exterior wasn't too impressive, the baroque interior was stunning:
We’d read that the Colosseum was very pretty at night, so we thought an after dinner stroll was in order. It was a nice warm evening, and we walked the three short blocks to the colosseum and admired it all over again. It IS very pretty with lights, but it doesn’t twinkle just for us like the Eiffel Tower does! Here we are:
As we got closer to our apartment, we heard lots of noise--a big crowd had gathered on our street. How lucky are we?? It’s a block party, Italian style!