Last Day in Rome, March 1, 2020
Who knows when another vacation will be safe? So, I decided to enjoy a vacation in my mind, that is, remembering my last morning/early afternoon in Rome. I went to a museum that was near the train station. At the time, they were no longer doing free-last-Sunday-of-the-month museum entry, but I got in free because on Saturday I had visited another museum that granted me free entry to this one. There was a nervous feeling in my stomach - I tend to be an on-time person, and even though I allow plenty of time to get to the airport, I always worry about getting there too late, so I didn’t have a feeling of leisure. Also, everything was in Italian, so I didn’t always understand the significance of the 1000 year old items that I was looking at. There were some very old headstones, as well as artifacts from everyday life. There was a special exhibit on Arabia, but I passed through t too quickly to see anything to take in what I was seeing.
I did make it to the airport, and before I left I snapped a few photos of shop windows and signs. And before I left, I had another Carciofe alla giudia, which is deep fried artichokes - so delicious, and one of my favorite European dishes. As you can see from the photo, it looks like a flower, and the petals taste like chips, while the stem provides soft and tender vegetable meat. Delicioso!