The Roamin' Roman

Benvenuto! You have happened upon the blog of a wandering Catholic American college student studying for a year in Rome, the Eternal City. You will find here my pontifications, ruminations, reflections, images, and ponderings on my life in Rome. Ciao!

Monday, July 10


One of the gates into the central, walled part of the town. Living in a walled town was great, it really gives you a sense of "inside/outside" community - and freedom too, like having a huge family back yard. Or maybe it's like a play pen - all the parents seemed to just let the kids go free all over town, all ages, just playing and running amuck in the narrow streets and piazzas. Hmm. I am now starting to see the yearning that makes people choose those new gated communities, but come on, those iron gated things filled with cookie-cutter houses are mere shadows to this naturally harmonious and centralized town in central Italy.

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