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A Short but Sweet Time in Rome

Dominick Cura
April 3, 2020

This certainly wasn't how I expected my semester abroad to end. It's surreal how we saw the situation of the coronavirus evolve in Italy right as we were in the country. Although I am glad to be home now with my family, there is so much I miss from my time in Rome. I will cherish the memories of the places, the people and the food of Rome. There was never a dull moment in the city.

Rome will surely continue to have a special place in my heart, and it is no doubt a very unique and beautiful city. While I was in Rome, I tried my best to explore a little more of the city every day. Whether it was a run along the Tiber River, an evening aperitivo or getting lost in Prati, I never took Rome for granted.

I may have explored a lot of the city, but throughout my month-long exploration of Rome, I still feel as though there are more secrets to discover in Rome. It would take a lifetime to see everything the city has to offer. The ancient, immense history of the city reveals itself in all the corners of the city.

I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to call Rome home for a short while, and I know I will return one day.

Dominick Cura

<p>I've always been fascinated by adventure. It started with hiking in the mountains as a kid, and my wanderlust only grew when I decided to take a gap year after high school to backpack Europe and Asia. I learned so many incredible lessons that I would not have gotten by just staying at home.<br><br>Aside from adventures I am also extremely passionate about storytelling through videos and photos. As a film student, I'm learning to share my own experiences through film and make other people connect to the stories I tell.</p>

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