What an amazing spot in Rome!
When we were in Rome last year, we took a private group tour of the Colosseum. While this isn't something I normally do, I loved it for this location. There's so much history that it's great to hear it all while soaking up the sights. I would do it again.
Part of the tour included a climb up to the topmost level, which is outside the reach of those not on these types of tours. That's another way of saying it wasn't crowded here, which was great. We got to wander a bit and of course the view was magnificent!
As you can imagine, I was firing away happily for a while up here, until the tour had to move on. I think I got plenty of shots done though, so I didn't complain about having to give up my spot! :-)