I’m still exhausted from yesterday- even with an hour’s late start, it’s going to take me a few days to recover. Even still, we had a great class meeting – discussing the Vatican, the Cortile del Belvedere and the new design for St. Peter’s basilica (Bramante’s, Michelangelo’s and ultimately, Bernini and Carlo Maderno’s) but most particularly Raphael’s Stanze, the rooms he frescoed for Pope Julius II c. 1510, including the ever famous School of Athens. All of this in preparation for our intense Vatican visit tomorrow – can’t wait!
Oh, the pasta? Right, that’s what I eat. Every day. Pasta + vegetables + pepper flakes + Pecorino Romano. Admittedly, I do mix up the veggies! Here, zucchini, red bell peppers, mushrooms, garlic and onions with the pepper flakes, a little bit of olive oil and some balsamic vinegar. Also notice how there is a 2:1 ration of veggie:pasta. That’s healthy, right? =/