Does Rome ever have bad weather? Nine times out of ten this is the perfection that I wake up to in the morning:
To take advantage of the weather yesterday, Chris and I went for a walk to explore the city.
We followed the river south until we came to Tiber Island.
After exploring the island for a few minutes, we headed to the east side of the river where we stumbled upon Largo di Torre Argentina, which hosts four Republican Roman temples, and the remains of Pompey’s Theatre.
We then followed Via di Torre Argentina to the Pantheon:
After we got back from what ended up being a five mile walk, we finished up some homework before heading to dinner with Giuseppe at Grotto Azzurra, a restaurant near campus. I ordered gnocchi al pesto which was probably one of my favorite meals since being in Rome. We finished our dinner with espresso and complimentary Limoncello.
Before we went back to campus, we decided we wanted dessert so we stopped at another restaurant, Ottimo, for molten chocolate lava cakes and moscato.
Exploring and eating are two of my favorite pastimes in Rome, so yesterday was definitely an enjoyable day.
This morning I woke up and started my day with a 3 mile run in the gorgeous sunshine. The rest of my day will probably consist of studying for the upcoming quiz we have in Moral Theology of the Marketplace this afternoon…