PLAYING HOOKY ON
PALATINE HILL

The one and only day I have ever skipped class in my entire pre and post collegiate career was in Rome, on a particularly beautiful day. I took a tour of the Colosseum as well as Palatine Hill, where I had not yet ventured. The tours amazed me – to be walking the same stones as the Roman nobles and politicians.

As I did at Ostia Antica, and whenever I visited the Forum, I went nuts on taking photographs and enjoying the views and histories.