|588> Appia Antica all the way to lago Albano thru Celio rione XIX under a blood moon|
Jully 28, 2018 | Rome> The other weekend we went to Lake Albano (above), where popes take their R+R at Castel Gandolfo. We had train tix + morning of was googling to see where we'd go when we got off + notissed u could walk dare in ~6 hours, while the train took an hour (not to mention the schlep to Termini). Not only that, but the walk followed Appia Antica the n-tire way. So we forfeited our tix (that cost a whopping 2 €uros) + just started a'walking! Perhaps the 1° time in our life we've walked somewhere + spent the night in a hotel. We've been toying w/ the idea of doing the entire Via Francigena (or Frankenstein's route) so this was good practise. Next day walked around the lake (seems to be becoming a thing for us, circumnavigating lakes) then swam in her.
Since Appia Antica starts at the Arco de Constantino + runs strait down thru the Celio rione figger we may as well make it the subjet of this here post, #XIX.
Yesterday we got up early + did the rest of Cellio rione before our bedder-½ had to go to work (conveniently a roundabout way for her to walk to FAO).
We got coffee at FAO + admired the view from their rooftop, looking back over Celio rione. Then last night we ate at Crab (★★★★) one of the better restaurants in Capo d'Africa (the pricepoint weeds out the tourists). Had spahgetti w/ sea urchin of course + a bunch of other raw shrimp + fish. We've been to a number of those other pizza places in Capo d'Africa, none that standout, for better or worse. W/ a belly full of raw sea fruits, we strolled back under a blood moon, then sat up on our terrazza + watched the moon return to normal foolness.
This past month we've been trying to reading J R by Willliam Gaddis... we're about 200+ pgs in but don't know if we can continue, at least right now. We dig it, it's just too hard to jump in + out of. Not a single chapter or section break, just a continuous stream of dialogue where you aint even sure who's speaking, lilke evesdropping on the hustle + bustle of NYC, pure k-os.
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