I spent this past month of July taking beginning level Italian language lessons at Dilit School in Roma. It was a worthwhile experience that provided me with basic skills in Italian. I can now order food and drink, purchase a train or bus ticket, find out how to get to Campo di Fiori or Piazza di Spagna, and best of all make new Italian friends--all in Italian. But the best part of being at Dilit was the camaraderie I shared with other international students at the school, who were also learning to: parlare italiano.
A retired educator, now a writer, photographer and adventurer, out on the open road. Trying to go everywhere, wanting to meet all the peoples of the world, hoping that I have enough time. A pacifist and global citizen, I walk gently and mindfully wherever I go. I will continue to have zigzag round-the-world adventures as long as I live. Hoping to be the best that I can be in whatever time is left.... full info
La terazza Taking a well-earned class break on Dilit's terrace.
La professoressaClass break is over. Andiamo...allora...ancora...insieme...controllare...una domanda. She was a wonderful teacher.
Ostia Antica IThe foundations of the ancient Roman port city of Ostia date to 1400-400BC. In antiquity, Ostia was at the mouth of the Tiber (Tevere) River. Ostia had its heyday in the second century AD during the reigns of Trajan, Hadrian and Antoninus Pius. My friends and I had its excavated, well-preserved ruins all to ourselves one hot Sunday afternoon.