September 4, 2011
Spent the majority of the day lounging around a nearby beach and swimming in the Mediterranean. Awesome way to relax and I had my first experience with authentic Italian pizza. It was molto bene and now I just need to get some real gelato before coming home. All the stereotypes about European beaches and the people there are true as it is very laid back and quite different from back home. Yesterday was a great day as I explored the old Roman Forum where so much of the historic events we learn about took place. Then it was on to the Colosseum which is magnificent. Very cool to see where thousands of people use to come daily to be entertained by gladiators and plays. Traveling to another region in Italy next weekend to do some sight seeing and other fun stuff.