Why Rome (Part 3)

Posted: June 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

I watched the Julia Roberts film Eat Pray Love when it came out. The book (which I read for the first time about a month ago) is pretty solid as well. I particularly like how the author talks about the experiences of travel and how they match (or don’t) her expectations. That said, I want to go to Rome because there’s a scene where Roberts is in the Mausoleum of Augustus and it’s sort of a ruin and unbearably quiet.

The place has been refurbished in the last few years and opened in April as a more traditional museum experience. I’m excited to check it out, though I do wonder a bit at the majesty of faded glory.

That said, what you really want to know if what i’m doing in Italy. At least a little. I’ve rented an apartment in the Trastevere neighborhood in Rome. Initially, this was because I’d intended to take a “Writing in Rome” class through the American University of Rome, but the class schedule didnt line up with my travel dates, so i’m going solo.

Also included is a long weekend to Venice. Second , I’ll be heading to Sorrento. Sorrento will be a home base for a couple of day trips down the boot of Italy, and a boat trip (because I can’t manage to not get on a boat) to Capri. I’ll stop in at Pompeii and possibly Herculaneum on my way back to Rome.

Not pictured is the notebook i’m building of places I want to go — lots of ruins and markets, as well as thoughts as they pass by. Looking forward to getting this trip underway.

But as of this posting, I am in New York City. School let out yesterday and I’ve treated myself to see my favorite Broadway show: Hadestown. For the third time since March. I saw it opening night for previews, and again with Casey during it’s official opening week, and here we are again.

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