Seeing the Roman Ruins All Lit Up at Night


If you want to see the Roman ruins and really get a feel of how the city must have looked when the buildings were fully intact during ancient times, then don’t go after dark. Because they definitely were not lit up at night like this. At least not according to the history books.

As long as you aren’t a stickler for authenticity, then you’ll love the ruins at night. The ruins are a little out of the way, but it’s worth it to take a stroll one evening after dinner. But make sure you see them during the day too, especially so you can go inside the Colosseum. That’s one attraction on Rome that can’t be missed.


5 Responses to Seeing the Roman Ruins All Lit Up at Night

  1. jen laceda August 2, 2009 at 10:20 am #

    I realize that the ‘night portrayals’ of these monuments are not according to history, but I love them all lit up at night anyway!

  2. Ms Traveling Pants August 2, 2009 at 3:57 pm #

    I love the Colosium at night. I didn’t have time to do it during the day; so I scaled the walls. Granted this was 10 years ago.
    Please read about it in my archives:

  3. Heather on her travels August 2, 2009 at 4:37 pm #

    Purple ruins – whatever next?
    I didn’t see the Colisseum at night but we did the obligatory visited but were very hot and hastled by the enormous crowds and by the time we got in it was a bit of an anticlimax. Personally now I’ve ticked it off the must see list I won’t be rushing back.
    Having been to Beirut I realise there are far more spectacular Roman remains in the world that you don’t have to share with thousands of others.

  4. Amy @ The Q Family August 2, 2009 at 10:11 pm #

    I will take technocolor ruins any day. Those are gorgeous!

  5. Suzanne Marie August 4, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

    makes me want to take a plane to rome rome rome rome…
    As crazy as this may sound, last month I was on a two week vacation in Cartagena, colombia; and because it was colonized by spanish in the early XVI century, it has soo much of the colonial europe its beautiful, and a must!!
    besides, its not dangerous, this was the hotel I stayed, which is a colonial house restored, its a boutique, recommended soo much:

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