Next day we jumped up and headed for the Coliseum I have never seen so many tourists in one place in my life . Shoulder to shoulder walking down the streets in 90 degree weather. Rome exists for tourism everything revolves around tourists . Illegal immigrants every few yards trying to sell you some odd gizmo, a scarf, or a fake pashmina. It was a hoot. Well I did not think it was terribly funny at the time as I was coming down with some kind of nasty cold .