Rome was mesmorizing. The people, and the culture, and the beautiful architecture everywhere you look. When we asked if people spoke English, almost everyone replied “a little bit,” and then they went on to speak it far better than I have ever spoken French, which I studied for four years. There were plenty of dapper, very well dressed young Italian businessmen buzzing around on scooters through the city. The first night there was a crazy lightning storm… I opened my window and watched the curtains sway to the thunder. Street musicians serenaded us for nearly every meal, and the food is as good as they say it is. I had the best bruschetta I’ve ever had in my life, and yes – it is pronounced brus-ke-tta. I always just thought people were being pretentious when I heard it pronounced that way before. Seeing the Pantheon in person, and getting to go inside of it was totally surreal. The Roman Colosseum was the most spectacular thing I saw. The size of it can only be understood when actually being in the presence of it. It towered over the city. Rome is unlike any place I have ever been. A modern city built on top of an ancient one.. seriously awesome. If you get the chance I would strongly encourage you to go there!