Although the gruesome, dirty and smelly world of Rome that is depicted in this Oscar winning film may not appeal, the Italian capital city today is a wonderful destination to visit if you are fascinated by history. Let the world of the gladiators and ancient Rome come to life as you explore the Colosseum and the Roman forum. Sadly Russell Crowe is not included.

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