Rome—80,713 steps and 38.19 miles walked over five days, fueled by cioccolata calda, great meals, and Prosecco.
Rome—exhausting and overwhelming. If Cinque Terre was a feast for the senses, Rome was an assault on the senses.
Rome—in retrospect, woefully unprepared for all I would see, even though I’d done some reading beforehand (and watched “Roman Holiday” several times over the years—does that count as prep?).
Rome—wonderful to turn a corner and see a Roman ruin or go into a museum and see centuries of art or walk through a neighborhood and see beautiful churches and old buildings.
Rome—didn’t fall in love with it but want to go back because it’s fascinating and energizing and fabulous! Glad I threw that coin in the Trevi Fountain to ensure my return!