The Walks guide (Mauro) who led us around town before the Colosseum was superb. The archaeologist once in the C, however, was not. She was hard to understand, didn't speak much about the interesting history of the building and instead focused overmuch on the lift system and the Jerusalem mural presentation, which was not very interesting and I daresay, was also not what most of us had come to see. We felt that Mauro would have done amuch better job (he's written books on the Colosseum!) but apparently that is not an option since the authorities have control over who leads tours in the C. Just be aware that if you love your Walks guide (as we did), he/she may not be leading the group in the structure itself, which is a shame.
May 24, 2022
· 45 to 54 years