When in Rome…Prepare to Walk Everywhere

Kathryn Sommer
September 10, 2015

Orientation week and my first week of class have passed and I am already in love with every aspect of Rome. The citizens of Rome are extremely friendly and so is my host family and the IES staff. I have had incredible pizza, pasta, ciabatta, cornetto cioccolato, and probably way too much gelato. I was told to do as the Romans do, which fortunately not only includes the many carbs I eat on a daily basis, but also walking everywhere. A 20 minute walk suddenly seems really short and it is not worth taking public transportation unless the destination is more than 40 minutes away by foot, but even then it is debatable. I have quickly come to love my daily 12 mile walks because I am able to truly get to know Rome and all of its fabulous sights (it also helps to have comfortable walking shoes). Here are only a few of the things I have seen in Rome so far.













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<p>My name is Kathryn Sommer and I study at Haverford College, a small school right outside of Philadelphia. I am a premed student majoring in biology, though I also have a passion for art, especially drawing and photography, both of which I enjoy the most when traveling. I was fortunate enough to grow up traveling the world, mainly Europe, as I was born and raised in Germany. On one of my shorter trips in my childhood, I have visited Rome and I cannot wait to get to know the city, the culture, and the people better.</p>

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