Be glad you're at home. Yours truly just spent his first August day ever in Rome. It was dead. So dead that it was almost scary...and the heat has now arrived like the flip of a coin.
How does one celebrate? For yt it was off to the dusty Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum with a friend for his first paid tour of those sites ever (just 10 euro). Livid, yt always makes note that for the humanistic guides no mention of Christianity/martyrs is made in that they have been eliminated from the new version of the story.
When will faithful Catholics take back the giant tour industry in Rome from these devils?
In the old days there were the Roman ciceroni. They were the good guys. During the days of Pius IX and until the end of that century they were the best tour guides ever as they guided foreign visitors through Rome while giving them vibrant descriptions of the slaughter of the early Christians (stories which were often unhistorical and highly "creative").