"ROME AT LAST" Rome by ForestqueenNYC
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This is the view from my home In October of 2003. I rented an apartment in Rome not far from the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano. For one month I studied Italian at Scuola Leonardo da Vinci. When I first started attending the school, I took the bus, but one evening while waiting for bus after bus to arrive, all packed to the gills, I watched some poor old lady fly out the back door and land on her back. That was the last time I took a bus. From then on I walked to and from school and everywhere else. I might add that I lost several pounds as a result and I had the pleasure of walking past the Coloseo every day.
When I first went to Rome during the Gulf War, people parked on sidewalks. I didn't see that this time around. I think it may be against the law now. But I did see a Smart car wedged in between two cars. Pretty smart, hunh?
According to http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/vjw/Rome.html, the Jewish community in Rome is the oldest in Europe. The synagogue is located on the Lungotevere Cenci across from Trastevere and in the Jewish Ghetto. It is opened for tours.
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- Pros:You can't possibly be bored here.
- Cons:Very crowded. Of course I don't mind that, I'm from NYC.
- In a nutshell:History, architecture, nice people, good food.
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