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Finally good travel news! Death matches ended at Colosseum

The Guardian, along with other outlets, are reporting on a huge life-saver for travelers – no more dodging crazy Roman drivers on the road in the heart of the Eternal City between the “Wedding Cake” at Piazza Venezia, and the Colosseo.

The death matches, of course, are those of human vs. machine.

Woman bicycles past the Colosseum on a totally empty road, with one cab and one bus far behind her, no other traffic.

Photo from the Guardian article. Photograph: Riccardo De Luca/AP, all rights reserved.

Rome bans cars on road to Colosseum as part of pedestrianisation plan | World news | theguardian.com.

Now, it will be only human vs. a few machines – Roman buses and Roman taxicabs. Given what I’ve experienced of Roman bus and cab drivers, I still don’t give the humans much of a chance. Continue reading »

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