Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Balancing out all the Gelato
Clearly the reason that the people here can eat so much gelato and pizza and everything without having problems is that they walk A LOT. For example, Rome has lots of hills. Its known for having seven east of the Tiber River alone. The Academy is located on the Gianicolo, which the highest (i think) in the modern city and is located on the west side of the river. Unfortunately, Rome's public transportation isn't the greatest at least in terms of their Metro system so you have to rely on buses or your feet to get to more residential areas like the Gianicolo. Getting to the the Gianicolo means first walking through Trastevere which has lots of cool restaurants and a pretty church (Santa Maria in Trastevere, pictured above) and THEN begin the trek up the Gianicolo. And let me tell you, it is quite a trek.