Ask me Anything July Edition
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It is deep mid-summer here in Rome. The heat is unrelenting. I am tired of tomatoes and mozzarella and tuna salads for dinner. Even if the heat sticks around for a while longer, the tedium of torrid afternoons spent writing (and waiting for the plumber) in the dark behind the closed shutters is about to break. My boy is on his way to Rome from Los Angeles. We will spend the first part of his visit doing dull necessary things like going to the dentist to get his last wisdom tooth out. Here in Italy they do it one.tooth.at.a time. Also on the schedule is a visit to the orthopedic surgeon to have the eight pins and titanium plate removed from his arm. This is your regular reminder to never take one of those electric scooters that litter Rome’s sidewalks. If you do decide to take one, I have the number of a great orthopedic surgeon for you. Once those tedious tasks are done we don’t really have all that much scheduled yet. We will definitely eat lots of amatriciana at home and spaghetti alle vongole at the beach. We will probably take the train to Venice for a death march of Biennale art and sail over to Ponza for a few days of doing absolutely nothing.
What do you have planned for the last weeks of summer? Do you have questions about August in Rome? This is your chance to ask me anything in the comments.