SunDAZE: Domenica Giorno di Divertimento

 


 

Most things in Rome are closed on Sundays… Which, frankly, I found quite refreshing.

Today, we decided to sleep in and woke up at *roughly* 3 p.m. (our apartment has shutters so we had absolutely no light to wake us up).

Since we didn’t have anything planned, we made some sandwiches and got ready for some more walking. We ended up at this very nice square with dozens of people.

img_0054-0

 

 

As I mentioned, Sundays are pretty slow here (from what I’ve noticed) and I saw a lot of people outside and some kids playing soccer and interacting. This is SO different from Miami because not many people enjoy going/being outside (I’ll blame that on the very hot and humid weather).

 

Here, it’s hot in the afternoons — but not at all humid. There’s a lot of wind, so you barely feel the sun. However, it still has the power to get you very dehydrated — which is what happened to me. And, with a lot of objections and restraint from my part, I had to drink from the “water fountain.” Don’t be afraid….

img_0053

Roman-style water fountains can be found all over the city.

Spoiler alert: IT WAS ACTUALLY VERY COLD AND VERY VERY GOOD DRINKING WATER. I was amazed.

Then, we kept walking until sunset.

img_0051

Sunset from the highway

And then some more…

img_0046

Sunset from inside the Roma streets (around Porta Maggiore)

Until we found a very American/touristy restaurant called Pepper (I know this because they spoke English very fluently, so they were clearly used to Americans).

df

Cacio e Pepe

All in all, it was very good and the tiramisu was TO DIE FOR.

img_0049

Delicious tiramisu from the American restaurant, Pepper

The waiter looked like Wario from Mario Kart (HE WAS SO CUTE AND NICE) and even took a picture with us. In fact, the chef came out and got in the picture, too.

Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 1.13.12 AM

From left to right: Jessica, the waiter, the chef and me.

It was a very interesting day. And, now, we are blasting Ed Sheeran and having some fun at the apartment. So far, I’m loving Rome! But I know I haven’t seen anything yet…

Be the first to comment on "SunDAZE: Domenica Giorno di Divertimento"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*