On from the Collosseum we walked to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. To really appreciate the Forum you have to use your imagination as this place which was once the heart of the mediterranean world is now just a mere 5 acres of ruins. But if you close your eyes you can, well I could imagine the bustle of Roman life. It was home to it's political and religious institutions, shops and markets abounded and remained so until the end of the Imperial era. Included in this site are the Temple of Julius Caesar and the House of the Vestal Virgins. Adjoined to this site is the Palatine hill. This is the site where supposedly the city of Rome was founded, and holds some of it's more ancient remnants. It is a lovely park to wander around with some quite nice views over the city as well.
On from here we walked northish. I am no good at map reading but the sign posts helped, towards the Pantheon and the Piazza Navona. We stopped for lunch in a local cafe and for the princely sum of 6 euros we had a drink and a huge pizza which would be enough to keep us going on our trek round the city. (No tuna sandwiches this time, eh Kingsley!)