Aurelian Wall Walk


This past Sunday, Professor Jan Gadeyne took about 40 Temple Rome students on an early morning stroll around the ancient walls of Rome.  The Aurelian walls were built between 270 and 275 A.D.  The walk along the perimeter of Rome is about 12 miles long and took 8 hours to complete.  Being Betty, I don’t own sneakers, so I wore combat boots and a dress.  It was obnoxiously hot and hard to keep up with Jan, but we reached the finish line with some energy to spare.  I’m still unsure whether or not I’m actually glad I did it – I certainly wanted to sleep in and not have blisters on my feet.  I’m sure later on down the line I’ll brag about the feat I completed.

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