I woke up real hungry, I quickly had a hot shower and ran to the Hotel's restaurant for breakfast since i was late for that. Fortunately i finished my quick breakfast before 10:30 AM and i was fit for another 3 hours to walk. So i packed my bag with some water and cookies and started my walking day trip. First thing i saw across the Roma termini was Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore , it's an amazing and must visit Cathedral to see and it has a beautiful fountain just outside it. After Cathedral and a lot walking- i was hungry again (my breakfast worked for exactly 3 hours lol...). Right around the corner i saw a bakery shop named Antico Caffe Santamaria, where i ordered a hot coffee which was served in a cold coffee tall glass and a sweet snack which looked small but not easy to finish it all. Anyways after finishing it i started moving towards the Colosseum. As i was getting closer to it, i was getting even excited to see it because i saw it all my life only in Hollywood movies and TV.
I was going to do something which is still a dream for many people. Finally i could see some part of it after walking 20 minutes. I was flabbergasted to see the massive structure of the building which is still standing strong from several thousand years. I literally spent 15-20 minutes to evaluate and make a context inside my mind while looking at it from different angles and how this was build and how many hands build this huge Colosseum. Later i got to the gates for entry but i was saddened to know that i have to wait for 3 hours in the line just to get normal tickets worth 15 EUR to get inside the Colosseum. Nonetheless, those clever agents are always there at popular places who have access to the back door. I had no time to wait there for a normal entry ticket so i bought my 50EUR(4400 INR) to enter the Colosseum from back door which proved to be a great deal after my earphone guided tour and also access to restricted to normal ticket entries, Roman Forum tour with another guide. So i joined a group of 10 including a guide. Our guide was an Australian middle aged man with great sense of humour who took us inside the Colosseum from the door from which wounded or dead Gladiators were taken out of the arena (he also said that it's a good omen to enter Colosseum from that door rather than going out of that door because only dead or wounded gladiators used that to GO OUT of the arena.) Standing right at the center of arena where gladiators used to fight filled me with a terror thought and i thought how much blood was spilled where i was standing. Moving further our guide took our group to another level where he told us that there Romans used to burn prisoners alive and use them a source of light and warmth in winters since wax and oil was a scarce then. He also showed us the sections which was under the arena where we were standing and then animals like Tigers and Lions were kept who were sedated by herbs and weed before going into fighting arena. All together it was just an entertainment source for Roman then. Next stop was a gate where you can see a graffiti of a Penis in the wall which used to be one stop point for Prostitutes to sell their body and earn their livelihood after serving their young lives in brothels of the city. Final stage was the top floor which was also accessible to 15EUR ticket holders, hence it was loaded with people. There were many marble pieces from different sculptures from Roman's era and small model of the Colosseum.
After finished Colosseum tour I came out from another gate and i was supposed to join another group of 10 with a Canadian lady guide. After relaxing 30 minutes, we started to walk the Roman Forum ruins and meanwhile our guide kept telling us the story of the twin sons of the Wolf- Romulus and Remus who founded the city of Rome. After a detailed tour of 40 minutes walk over a small hill through ruins from Roman era i was tired and wanted to sit down. So i somehow finished my excursions of the day and moved out of Roman Forums and looking for an exit was not easy, so be careful while looking for exit sign since many exit points are kept closed. Outside Roman forum i saw a man playing a lovely melody with an electric guitar and people walking around smiling with happy faces. I found a place to eat my lunch-cum-dinner named Ciardi Bar Ristorante around the corner with free wifi and i wanted to eat chicken, i ordered a chicken dish with Italian Pasta and both were fantabulous for 15EUR meal followed by the most awaited Italian Gelato for just 4 EUR. Finally i took a metro from Fori Imperiali/Campidoglio which is just 330 meters away from Roman forum and reached back to Roma Termini since i had no power to walk back to Roma termini on foot. After reaching hotel, i took a hot shower and slept.