The business of being a tourist or a tourist tout seems to involve a lot of hanging around. Watching these people wasting time at the Colosseum reminded me how lucky we are to have a scooter to ride my wife and I. We go where and when we want.
Italians call them "extra communitari" who in the United States might be known simply as illegals. They come from outside the European Union, typically former Italian colonies like Libya, Albania and Somalia to try to make a living and send money home.
You see tons of huge cameras everywhere in Rome as people try to capture all that amazing history.
And they've banned these things in Key West...They do look dorky don't they? I've yet to see a cool Italian riding a Segway.
Tourists are everywhere! These I caught on a nook of the Colosseum.
Street art is another way to make a buck. Menial jobs don't pay much in Italy.
Selling dust catchers is an honorable tradition though I expect you have to inherit the spot and the license to sell on that spot.
Horses in this heat seem over worked to me. 90 degrees and humid.
Crossing a street in Rome is an adventure. Like riding a scooter, courage or foolhardiness is an asset.
I hope these few vignettes whet your taste for a tour of Rome after you're done with what is still my favorite town- Key West.