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No tour at the Roman Abbitoire

The temperature here in Rome was hovering near 100 as we wandered from the Spanish Steps to the Coliseum and other Roman ruins.  It seems wherever you turn you were either walking over or bumping into something that dated from the turning point between B.C. and A.D.  We ducked out of the heat outside the city by visiting the Catacombs just outside the city wall along the Appian Way – not my daughter Sydney’s favorite stop.

After yet another great and long lunch, walking back to the car, I saw the below statue perched on top of an arch:

I asked the guide the significance.  He explained that it was a former Roman Abbitoire that dated back a few hundred years or more and was no longer active.  And, I was hoping for a tour.