“Italy will never be a normal country. Because Italy is Italy. If we were a normal country, we wouldn’t have Rome. We wouldn’t have Florence. We wouldn’t have the marvel that is Venice.”
-Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of Italy
Rome is such a busy place… with its history, ruins, monuments, arches, fountains. Yes, i know it is beautiful, but when I went to Rome, I was disturbed by the millions of people walking around me, the expensive food in the main tourist spots, the numerous gypsies that I had to be aware of because our tour director constantly reminded us.
So let me go to the quieter Rome…where you can feel free … where you can explore away from the maddening crowd. This is the Rome that I loved.