Oh wow. Today has been crazy! Dabney and I were up late into the night finishing the reading for our first seminar meeting in the morning, only to be somewhat rudely awakened at 7 AM by more traffic. I guess Romans don’t sleep in, eh? First seminar meeting was at 9 AM at the Rome Center, we had a brief siesta at 10:30 to grab coffee or fruit from the Campo de Fiori, and kept right along until almost 12:30. Honestly, the format was much like an ordinary art history class on campus, but perhaps of a higher caliber due to the focused nature of our group.
Afterwards, Kit, Kristin and I grabbed lunch at the Campo and journeyed to the TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile) store to try and find a chiave mobile, literally “mobile key” (yes, we finally figured out what to call a wifi stick/USB modem thing), but it was almost twice as expensive as the WIND (a different carrier) store – regardless, Kit and Kristin gave me a tour of their apartment before Kit and I set out on a Roman adventure.