Most people are aware how influential the Romans were at the height of their rule. I don’t think that people always realize how the Romans were everywhere. I guess they were some of the first hardcore travelers and traders and everywhere they went, they meant serious business. Roman ruins lay scattered across most of Europe, North Africa, Western Asia and Britain. If you travel to any of these places today and visit the sights, you will most likely end up with ‘ruin fatigue’ (similar to ‘cathedral fatigue’…).
So Rome is on your list of big famous cities to see? You’ve seen the classic Russel Crowe flick Gladiator and now all you dream of is old ruined buildings (or eroded stones) with the odd slice of pizza, a glass of Chianti wine or a bowl of pasta thrown in? With so much on offer for any type of traveler, what can be done when you realize you only have one day? Read on to find out how me and two fellow travel companions did it.