If you ever go to Rome in the summer, you will know the word, "crowded". The colosseum was no exception. The place was packed!! We had to wait in line for over an hour to just get a ticket, and then another hour to get into the place. So, what do I do when confronted with such crowds? I go where the crowds don't go...like this little back alley...it was cooler, no people, and made for a nice photo!