There is something about being in the hot, windless oven that is a Roman apartment in August that makes you want to go outside.
We’ve reached the point in August where outside is just as hot and just as windless, but there’s still something to be said for trying to trick yourself into think it’s cool.
Strolling across my favorite bridge, Ponte Sisto, and taking in the views is one of the ways I attempt to do this. Look at how deep blue the water appears at sunset. Doesn’t that just scream refreshing? I mean, insofar as anyone can ever describe the Tiber as ‘refreshing.’
Don’t worry, it was still hot enough for me to continue sarcastically observing how “charming” it is to live AC-free.