Daily Archives: 03.10.2015

Dispatch from Italy: Rome

No photos are allowed in the Sistine Chapel. So I guess it’s a good thing that Marcus and I have been working on our discreet ceiling selfie game. 

Anyway. Rome. This has to be the busiest city I have ever been to in my entire life. The tourists, the traffic and the street crossings make New York City look sedate in comparison.  Everything we have seen has been positively larger than life.

We have seen a lot of stuff. For example: the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, the Vatican, Santa Maria Angeli, Santa Maria Maggiore, San Giovanni Laterano, San Pietro in Vincoli, the Borghese Gallery. 

Related/unrelated: my tour of cities that Dan Brown has used as the setting for books continues. 

Each day has been an endless jaunt from one end of the city to the other so we are pretty much wiped out.  For example: today we left the hotel at 9:15, ate lunch at 2:30 and returned at 6:50. Hard life, I know.  

Also, Appendix A: Lunch. 

I know. Y’all have worried that we have been starving. Good news: we have not.  I think we finally hit our feasting wheelhouse in Rome (I have been eating a lot of carbonara) and even though Rick Steves is a real downer about Naples (he has literally no idea as to why you would stay in the city), I cannot wait for us to spend our last days in Italy feasting on true Neapolitan pizza.  And of course, more gelato.