Since we had to make up class on Friday, most JFRC students stayed in the area for most of the weekend. I ventured to Orvieto for the day. It’s a small town on a hill that’s an hour by train north of Rome. Even though I missed my train by 5 minutes and had to purchase the next train for 10€ more, I got a sleeper car so at least I could sleep on the way.
On Sunday, I had to catch up on my sleep. As much as I want to go go go, my immune system can’t handle that unfortunately! In the evening, I got to go to my first football (soccer) game with AS Roma versus Palermo.
We began at the Ponte Milvio area with street food. Everyone here was belligerently drunk, and we got borderline harassed by some very inebriated Italians. Whoever said soccer games were dry events was full of shit.
We had the best gelato yet, in my opinion. I’m not even sure what I ordered. I think it was biscotti and some kind of Nutella concoctions. OMG.
Then we walked to the Olympic Stadium for the game. One of my friends bought a flag, so naturally I was the obnoxious one waving it around. This was fun for about 30 minutes before the game, then my immune system crashed again, and I was ready for bed.
Everyone was smoking here. My immune system says grazie.
Monday and Tuesday were spent on midterms. Already?!
Tuesday for class we traveled to Eataly. It is very similar to the one in Chicago. It’s a little out of the way and seems tourist-y, but it was still awesome to see. All of the desserts seem too beautiful to eat. The meat and seafood is so fresh! I felt like I walked into the ocean when I saw all of the freshly killed fish. I got a really good pastry that I, of course, forgot the name for. It was a chocolate bread with cream in the middle. Nom nom nom.
Afterwards, I’m pretty sure all of JFRC went to Scholar’s Pub. It was so packed, but it was a blast. Quality photos? Not so much.
Wednesday night we went back to Ponte Milvio for euro drinks. I opted for chips with Andalouse sauce.
I’m still trying to catch up on sleep so I can feel a little better. Per usual. This is my last weekend traveling Italy: Assisi, Florence, and Pisa. I’ve been planning my Pisa pic for months. Stay tuned.