Have I mentioned I have a great job? Well, I have a great job. I have the sweetest boss ever and the best colleagues in the world. Am I exaggerating? No. Is it my first job? No. By the way, the previous one was also fine. (I wished I was paid more but I guess that is kind of a common problem and it was worth the experience!)
Anyway, one of my great colleagues came to Rome last weekend and it did sound like a nice opportunity to get out of the town and see bits of Rome once again. And it was
My previous Rome trips ended up being walkies between the train station (how to get from L’Aquila to Rome by a train?) and my supervisors office (because sometimes you have to travel to Rome to move on with your theses).
Here is the way we went, in case you needed some tips about how to see bits of Rome in one day, or at least as much of it as possible. We did 5.8 km. Sure, not much but we did not melt, that is our personal victory
And here are
6 things this Sunday summer Rome trip brought me:
- The Arpa page can show pretty inaccurate timetables, better check it twice, otherwise you might end up rushing through morning and breakfast running to the bus stop realising that the bus, Arpa page suggested to you to take, doesn’t run on weekend (did I mention it was Sunday?) and the next one is in more then one hour. However, it is still the most efficiant way how to get from L’Aquila to Rome.
- Italy needs ingeneers, or at least some people, that will understand that this is not the way (go L’Aquila University, go!)
- Make a proper research about possible reconstructions before picking a city to visit. Current reconstractions in Rome: Fontana de Trevi and a half of Coloseum.
- 2nd time rome visitors can actually bring you to a new place. And guess what! No, no horses. No, no cockers. But nearly! There is a cat garden. Well, semi. There are some ruins (very important ruins of a very important building built in a extravagant time because a very important person wanted it (hope you never ask a mathematical nerd to explain you about history ever never again)). Back to the topic: Largo di Torre Argentina – there are cats there! Nice, pretty, happy, free. You are not allowed to feed them and/or enter. Kitties were given peaceful place to help keep it of mice and rats and the city managed to do an attraction out of it. This is what I call a win win situation. A big thump up Rome. Search for 41.895413, 12.476852 in google maps.
- Rome’s second name in the summer is eternal city. Keep that in mind and be ready to melt there in July and August. (Good point: it is much less crowded as in the other months.)
- And the last one to finish the list: I am very proud to announce that I found a German guy, that is the first one crossing the road on the red light, first crossing on a place with out zebra! Seriously, can you imagine a Italian police fining him, asking for a ID, realising the ID is a German one?! My guess is, laughing for 5 seconds, getting angry in the 6thr one, shouting (both with hands and mouth) from 7th second on. Italian temper is unique and unforgettable. However, he was still German enough not to drink any water from any free fauntains (one of the things I really like in Rome).
Have you been to Rome yet? Nope? What are you waiting for?!
Oh, the end of the summer, I see. Very clever