We had lots to do when we woke up today and initially enthusiasm wasn't great as we were recovering from the previous nights exploits. We managed to get to the coloseum and just as we were about to join the queue we were offered a tour for both the coloseum and roman forum at a decent price. We accepted and joined our first tour guide and others outside.
Meanwhile the tour tout tried to flog further tickets. The entertainment soon started when people realised that the promise of que jumping, whilst true, was given at the expense of having to wait for an hour outside the coloseum listening to bad jokes and increasingly uninteresting facts about ancient rome. To be fair when we got inside things picked up and the tour guide had some genuinely interesting facts and stories to tell. At it's peak the coloseum could hold around 75000 people and was completely free to get in. It must have been some spectacle.
It was amazingly well preserved, blemished in the main by holes created by people blasting out iron from the structure after the fall of the roman empire.
Later we moved on to the roman forum where we were show around by another guide. This time the guide had a really irritating english accent, but to his credit, knew exactly what he was talking about. It was especially pleasing to have a guide for the roman forum as without extensive reading before hand, you would view the majority of it as a pile of rubble.
After the tour we had dinner and headed back to the hostel, ready for a quiet nights sleep. No dougieing tonight.