|Running in Florence|
I gave running some thought in Rome, and definitely looked lovingly at my sneakers a few times. But Rome is crazy busy (both traffic-wise and pedestrian-wise) and a bit of a labyrinth. The streets do not run in a straight line and I really struggled to get my bearings. I spent the first 3 days attempting to navigate the city; ending up lost more times then I would like to admit, and spending way too much time trying to figure out how to safely cross the road. I admit I just was not comfortable running in Rome. And I don't think I was the only one, because running culture wasn't very prevalent there. I saw 2 runners while I was there, and both of them outside the city center. People seemed to run only in the parks and trails, so needless to say the sneakers stayed packed in my bag while we were in Rome.
|Climbing St. Peter's with gritted teeth|
|Biking around Lucca|