Tourism is more concentrated in Florence than in Rome or Miami, it’s still an amazing place to visit. You can’t go to Italy and not visit Florence. It’s a completely different experience. Almost like a whole other country.
The David is the greatest sculpture ever made by a human being. And, in case you didn’t know, it was sculpted by Michelangelo. After this piece (and this is my opinion), everything else is kind of a detail. Important, but less amazing.
I must admit I was sad to leave Rome. I was sad to leave a place with so much history and so much belonging.
So, it’s with a very sad state that I say goodbye to my favorite city and to all the wonderful people and experiences that I’ve made.
Pompeii is a huge archaeological site in Naples (or around there). It’s a three-hour bus ride from Rome and it was once a thriving Roman city (after Rome conquered it).
It was beyond beautiful. It was beyond amazing. And I have no idea how something this perfect could even exist — let alone be preserved like this.
To me, it was truly a miraculous space, where I could easily get a sense of my presence on Earth.
The colosseum was built by Emperor Vespasian, who does what Augustus did back then: gets power by pretending that he has none (manipulating the people). In essence, he built what the people wanted: free games and entertainment for all. In fact, it was a direct way to please the people by giving them a blood sport for free.
I love Rome. My feet are killing me but I still love Rome.
In other news, class starts tomorrow and I’m BEYOND excited!