Something you may not know about Rome: it’s a hot touristy city. Particularly in the peak summer months of July and August. And right at the peak of August is when all of Rome, more or less, meets the throngs of tourists eager to spend euros up and down the city, with “closed” signs. Everybody here goes on holiday for most of August. Particularly starting this weekend, walking around the streets it’s becoming more and more like a ghost town, with many shops and restaurants boarded up. The Rome I imagine from an apocalyptic future. Right at the heat of it all the Romans abandon their city to the tourists and make for the beach. Of course they choose to do this at the peak of the tourist season. As much as they depend on the tourists for their economy, they still won’t let that shit stand in the way of a good vacation. These people and their actions defy logic, but I respect it.
By Liesbeth Smit|2005-08-12T14:14:00+00:00August 12 2005|