|Rome- The Idea|
|Rome- The City|
Romans do not walk around much in the middle of the day. They don't really do anything in the middle of the day. Anyone who has forgotten to eat before 2pm will understand that there is no food to be found until 7pm except at the Kebab house or in the tourist areas. So far, every meal I have had has been "not bad", and nothing more than just that.
What I am trying to say is that Rome has two identities for two groups of people. It is either home or a destination. Unlike other European cities I have been to, there seems to be a distinct separation between the old and the new. The city has capitalized on its antiquity and, in doing so, has isolated itself from its rich history. There is Rome as a city, and Rome as an idea. We, as Global Scholars, have the unique opportunity to experience these two sides of Rome.
-M. Andrew Arrington