Thriving towns surround Pompeii today. Here you see one of them just outside the walls.

Back in Naples -- our last view of the city from the hillside We're now on the train headed for Rome. In Rome near the old Forum.  We are accompanied by Louis's friend, Mauro, who lives in Rome. We meet some Roman gladiators outside the Colosseum The Colosseum
Inside the Collosseum There were seats for 50,000 people The arena level of the Colosseum.  The floor is missing exposing the underground passages.
Exterior close up view of the Collosseum wall The Arch Of Constantine The Temple of Vesta A wide view of the Forum, the birth place of Rome under Caesar. - Many of the famous quotes were supposedly made here. - 'Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears.'

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