Week 2 – Studying Abroad in Rome

Week two was filled with more coffee shops, beautiful sunsets, and gelato.

A few places we visited:

  • Barnum Cafè – a chic, rustic coffee shop where the barista specialized in unique latte designs
  • Piazza Navona – we walked through this piazza about 6 times to find a good gelato shop
  • Quinto Bottega del Gelato – of all the gelato places I’ve been, this one is high up on the list. I ordered the tiramisu and chocolate flavors and it was absolutely delicious
  • Terrazza del Pincio – an amazing place to watch the sunset
  • Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Great Mosque of Rome
  • Great Synagogue of Rome

I am still awestruck by the beauty of Rome but I am slowly becoming accustomed to seeing the Colosseum for a history class on a casual Wednesday or walking by the Trevi Fountain in order to meet up with my creative writing professor. My favorite days are Tuesdays, where I, fortunately, have no classes and can take my time either exploring more of Rome or resting and playing catch-up on schoolwork. This Tuesday I discovered a place to watch the sunset, a sight that I will never forget. It is insane to think that somebody’s daily view can be from a roof terrace, overlooking the city of Rome as the sun’s evening glow touches the St. Peter’s Basilica and dawns on the magnificent buildings surrounding it.

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