First of all a confession: I have no idea where I took this photo today. I got a little bit lost in my meanderings today. Not badly, just didn’t pay attention where I was going. I do know that there was some university building behind. Not that it matters; I just like the colours of these buildings. They make the city look so much warmer, even on another cloudy day.
After picking up my now pristine again white jeans from the local laundry, I left the hotel towards Piazza del Popolo and walked from there in the direction of the Pantheon, very much at leisure and letting myself be tempted by shop displays. I ducked into the Pantheon, surrounded by school children (indeed, no silence here either) and gaped at its incredible cupola.
For my late lunch I decided to be naughty and allowed myself a caprese salad. Sounds innocent enough, but someone who is lactose intolerant should probably have been smart enough to stay away from it. But I used to love mozzarella, so I thought while in Rome I’d have it just this once. I mean, how bad can it be?
Bad. For me anyway. So that’s the end of my mozzarella eating days. At least I really savoured every morsel this afternoon, so I’m not sorry, even if I’m feeling slightly unwell. And it was so tasty. Yum.
Before returning to the Hotel Alpi (a great little find), I picked up my bus ticket for tomorrow. First a bus to L’Aquila, where I change to a bus for Santo Stefano di Sessanio. From there it’s all going to be one big adventure. Nothing planned, nothing booked. Not too sure of internet access either, so updates might not quite be daily, but we’ll see.