Milan to Rome Via the Frecciarossa
June 20, 2017

ROME - The DePaul softball ventured from Milan to Rome on Tuesday and took in the sights, sounds and tastes following a high-speed train trip.

Alysia Rodriguez and Celeste Franco recapped the travels through Italy on Tuesday.

Today, we started our journey to Rome by jumping on the Frecciarossa speed train that reaches speeds of 190-220 kilometers per hour. The process of getting on the train was one of the most interesting and difficult maneuvers we have ever done on public transportation. Nonetheless, we made it to our destination 3 and a half hours later. On the train we purchased a nice little espresso shot that is very different from the American sizes of coffee we are used to.

We then got on our bus and traveled to the "Piazza Navona" where we bought lunch and  had time to buy souvenirs. On the way to the Piazza we saw a very small car called an "Ape" which means bee in Italian, and is given that name because the car buzzes like a bee. After learning about the history of some Italian cars, we would explore further into the Piazza. In the center of the piazza is the famous fountain known as La Fontana Dei Fiumi. This fountain represents the Nile, Danube, Ganges, and the Río de la Plata.

Our adventure in the Piazza Navona would come to an end and we would get back on the bus for a two hour bus tour of Rome. We were able to see many beautiful churches, the old Roman walls that are still standing from the third century A.D., and the most jaw dropping being the Colosseum. Finishing our day, we ate a delicious meal in our hotel and we look forward to touring on foot tomorrow.


Alysia and Celeste



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