Today we visited Il Colosseo. We learned that
almost every person we meet speaks English and is very happy to help you. We also took the train, the subway and two planes to get here, in Rome, in front of the Coliseum. We wandered for hours among the Roman ruins and took a guided tour of the Coliseum. They say lots of gladiators and exotic animals died there, but no Christians (contrary to popular belief). Also, they took marble away from the ruins for St. Peter's Basilica for Michelangelo* to use.
We see cats everywhere; in the streets, and among
the ruins.

*my favorite artist ever!