Tiny toy cars, mopeds, cyclists, speeding locals, bumbling tourists, chatter, horns, scorching 32C heat – welcome to summertime in Roma, Italia.
Rome was delightful, it really was, but just too busy for me. On Saturday we travelled out to Ostia Antica, the harbour city of ancient Rome. I expected a mass of tour groups and Korean photographers, but what I actually found was one of the most fascinating historical sites in the world shockingly quiet. The thing is, the site is huge, so even on a busy day there's plenty of opportunities to grab a moment of quiet contemplation among the ruins.
Last but not least, the part of our Italian adventure I was looking forward to the most. THE FOOD. If you avoid the tourist trap pizzerias and “tourist menus”, there's plenty of good stuff to be found 🙂
Still to come on our Italian adventure – Florence, Pisa, Bergamo, Milan and Venice!