This is my first post from Roma! It has been a crazy past few days flying here, finding our way around, starting classes, etc. I am taking three classes while I am here in Italy. My classes are class Architecture of Rome, International Nutrition, and a Mediterranean diet class. There are 17 of us in the nutrition program. This city is crazy confusing, as are all cities to me, but this one seems particularly confusing. It will take some time to get used to. I am truly a country girl at heart and this trip has solidified that. Which is great, because we will be traveling to the countryside as well and Italy’s countryside is gorgeous!
I haven’t found Rome to be very runner friendly either, there are always people out, the walks are crowded, and the drivers are nuts so you have to be very careful. With that being said I am walking so very much here and going up a lot of stairs so I am for sure getting my exercise in!
The first day or so we were here I was pretty dehydrated and starving, because I was totally out of my routine and I didn’t know where anything was. I had to buy water wherever I was and I am just not used to buying bottled water or my meals. We found the grocery store the second day we were here and stocked up on some cereal, yogurt, and fruit. But even better, we found the neighborhood market (there are many more in the city) on wednesday. Best. Produce. Ever. They barely spoke english at the market, but they were such sweet people. An old man cut up a blood orange from his stand for us to try. It was delicious. I only bought tomatoes this time (SOOO red), since I had gotten some produce at the grocery when I went, I was desperate!
The first night we were there we got some pizza, because we were exhausted and that is about the only think you can get on the go.
The second night we had gone to the grocery, so I made something quick because I was still pretty jet lagged and STARVING!
But last night I truly got the hang of things and made a DELICIOUS dinner with the fresh tomatoes and mozzarella I got at the market! This dinner made me so happy and finally satisfied!
For our architecture class we go on site visits, yesterday we went to the Colosseum which was absolutely amazing! To stand there and think about everything that happened there was crazy awesome!!!
Today we headed over to Tivoli to the villa of Adriana which was an absolutely gorgeous property! I highly recommend checking it out if you ever come to Rome!
Well after two long days in the hot sun I am beat! Off to make some dinner, which will probably be the same thing as last night (mozzarella, cheese, toast, and salad). Then to relax for the evening/ catching up on everyone’s blogs! There has been a lot to take in this week!
Tomorrow I am headed to the market for some more produce (I’ve been eating it like its my job) and then out for some shopping as well as sight seeing!
What is your favorite thing about exploring a new city?