WHEN IN ROME...

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On our way to the ho­tel, we spot­ted sev­eral pizza joints that had us crav­ing for “au­then­tic Ital­ian cui­sine” and we in­dulged in Margherita piz­zas. The next day, we went to The Colos­seum. Built in 70 AD, this 48m-high am­phithe­atre was erected pri­mar­ily for glad­i­a­tor con­tests. “The glad­i­a­tors used to re­main un­der­ground be­fore they made their en­try for com­bat,” nar­rated our tour guide. While two-thirds of the orig­i­nal struc­ture is cur­rently in ru­ins, what re­mains of this ar­chi­tec­tural gem makes it one of the most-vis­ited tourist at­trac­tions in the world. From The Colos­seum, one can head to the Roman Fo­rum and check out more an­cient ru­ins. Take a stroll down and you will see tem­ples of Roman Gods such as Janus, Venus and Ti­tus. They say, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” And ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the nightlife is a must-do. We hit the streets near the river Tiber which come alive at night. Packed with cafés and bars, the streets are buzzing with buskers till the wee hours of the morn­ing.

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