Rome, Italy: 8 free attractions to see by day or night
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The Roman Colosseum( Jason La / Los Angeles Times )
It doesn't take an eternity to save up for a trip to the Eternal City. Many of the city's top sights and attractions are free. Here are some must-see stops that won't cost you a euro.
The Roman Colosseum
Though the inside is worth a look (a 12-euro ticket, roughly $15, gets you access to the inside plus entrance to the nearby Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum), the grandeur of the Colosseum is best seen from the outside.
Nightime is my favorite, when the lighting gives it an elegant touch. You can walk nearly all the way around -- free of charge -- this ancient stadium where men and lions clashed.