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Courtesy: Lindy Brown, Duke Sports Information
The Blue Devils outside of the Colosseum
Day One in Rome Italy
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/15/2017
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ROME, Italy – The Blue Devils arrived in Rome, Italy Tuesday morning and got the tour started quickly by heading outside the Colosseum for lunch. Following an excellent Italian meal, Duke went for a guided tour of the Colosseum.

The Colosseum, which is located in the center of Rome, Italy, was simply amazing. The Colosseum was used for staging various events including gladiator fights, wild animal displays, theatrical entertainment, executions, religious ceremonies, mock sea battles and re-playing famous Roman victories.

At the end of the tour, the squad went through more of Ancient Rome, including the commercial, religious and political center.

The Blue Devils headed back to the hotel for a little relaxation, following the long day of travel, which included a nine hour flight from Atlanta.

Duke concluded its first day with a welcome dinner on the rooftop of our hotel.

Keep track of the Blue Devils along the nine-day trip right here at GoDuke.com. Duke will take on the Netherlands Wednesday, Aug. 16 in its first contest of the trip, while also taking in more sights.

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