The hotel, much to my surprise, provided a decent breakfast spread (by decent I mean they have bacon, and bacon makes everything wonderful). The coffee was unfortunate, though, but enough to get me going.
I had 2-day tickets to the hop-on hop-off bus (which I stupidly bought the day before), so I headed straight to the Coliseum. There was already a bit of a queue by the time I got there, but I was able to skip it by availing of the audio guide which had a separate (nonexistent) line. I prefer them to actual tour guides because I can wander about on my own pace and still get a narrative of the whole place.