Roma. I did not quite know what to expect from the Eternal City, but as I leave I found what I was looking for in my two days here. If you have not had the opportunity (yet) to walk Via Corsa or strolled through St. Peter’s this post provides a glimpse of Roma until you get there. Roma has its twists, turns, history and hands down the best Gelato in the world. No discussion. In Roma wine is less expensive than water or a Coke in many places! And if I spent another second on Via Corsa or Condolitti, this blog would read “Please send money, they have shut off the lights in my flat.”
I don’t think I could ever forget / describe the first time I saw the Coliseum or walked through Saint Peter’s. I can see why every developed nation, empire after Rome is tempted to establish itself as the next one to grab the world’s attention. As for today’s Roman’s, they all seem to have a vice in some combination of the following: vanity, wine and cigarettes. A few Jeff Foxworthy-esque observations come to mind. First, you know you are not Roman if you don’t own a pair of sunglasses. You know you’re Roman when you wear them at all times of day. Second, you know you are Roman if you believe someone has terrible taste, but you are wearing the same outfit! Lastly, you know you are Roman if you eat at the Gelateria more than restaurants, then you are me.
I threw one coin in Fontana di Tevi…until we meet again, new friend.