Freelance Travel & Lifestyle Writer
With the vote cast in 2007 on the New Seven Wonders of the World, the question is whether the winners of this controversial contest deserve your backpacking buck. (See Part I for the winners in Latin America.)
Colosseum Rome, Italy
As you exit the metro, the Colosseum seems to slap you in face, but its obtrusiveness is not unwelcome. This elliptical amphitheater was the largest of its kind built by the Romans (dating back to 72AD) with a capacity of 50,000 and takes pride of place in the center of the city. Inspired by Russell Crowe or not, you can’t help but stand in awe at the idea of the gladiatorial battles that went on here.
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