PSA: You guys. United Airline flights to Rome have hundreds of movies to choose from.*
I never thought that I'd see the day where I was actually distraught from the indecision of picking from so many movies on my flight but, damn. Watching "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" surely lessens the excruciating experience of international flights. Not that I actually mind airline flights so much (I surprisingly get things done), but the crazy looks I received from an Italian couple sitting in the seats across from me on my flight as I teared up for the millionth time at Matthew McConaughey on his motorcycle chasing down a Washington-bound Kate Hudson? Priceless.
* - They didn't pay me to say this, but I wish they did.
But seriously, i digress.
Museums, history, art-- Rome is perfect for you if you're interested in any of these categories. Admittedly, that's not quite my cup of tea when it comes to traveling. I'm more of a hike through the Swiss Alps, miraculously getting to Croatian national parks, or rowing boats to castles on islands in Slovenia kind of gal. (Spoiler alert for future posts.)
But it's really hard to compete with a city that's so rich in its history like Rome. The Colosseum, the Vatican (well, very technically separate from Italy, but okay), the cobblestone streets, and busy city. Rome has definitely got its perks.
Like eating gelato and pasta for all of your meals and sweating it all off by wandering the tortuously hot streets of Rome in July. Those kinds of perks.
With a city so full of places to see, I should've had a really targeted agenda, but I spent my whole time here wandering. And maybe it's because everyone makes the same routes in Rome, which I'm not too keen on. My favorite places were the ones I stumbled across; street side flower shops, home-y cafes, gelaterias with amazing flavors, alleyways where I could listen to hilarious stories from local Italians- these moments and places were where I truly felt comfortable in an ever-moving and hectic city like Rome in the summer.
Until next time, Roma.