We walk down the street to The Roman Forum. We walk on a cobblestone road 5000 years old. It was built in 3000 B.C.. There are remains of temples, government buildings, the treasury, a church, courthouse, an Arch and small squares. The church is the best preserved building. It was in use longer than the others. The columns on the treasury show the building facade on top of a stone structure. The archway is intact with a large center arch and two surrounding smaller aches. This was the center of the government of Rome in its time. The tour is moving quickly. The tour guide mentions the old Treasury 50 yards away. This is the problem with tours. We are able to see most of the Forum. There are columns standing next to a piles of stone blocks. There are remains of many structures as we walk the road. The history is fantastic and the ruins are good.
We walk up Palatine Hill to the Palace grounds. It has views of the Colosseum and the city. The Colosseum and the Roman Forum are impressive. The tour is lacks enough time. Rule # 15 Plan one day a week as a free day. This will allow you to do laundry or return somewhere again or see something new. On this day, sleep, plan, relax, sight see or do anything you want without any pressure.