|The Colosseum and The Roman Forum|
It was a cold night in the middle of December. 10 days before Christmas, to be exact. With my pillow and a suitcase in one hand and a bag full of food in the other, I came on the bus and make myself comfortable. Is even possible to be comfortable on the bus?! We were about to drive all night so I was overjoyed when I realized that I have two seats just for myself. I fell asleep and when I woke up in the morning we were already in the middle of Italy and this was the beginning of our pre-Christmas architecture field trip.
First stop was a large archaeological complex of over 30 buildings called Hadrian's Villa, named after the Roman Emperor Hadrian. This place was his escape out of Rome. It was his "holiday" destination with palaces, theatre, state rooms, libraries, several thermae, temples, green areas and spaces for slaves and other staff. Very modest, isn't it?