On the flip side of my photo yesterday, here you’ll see the much more picturesque version of the Tevere (or Tiber as it’s known in English) all set up for the summer. I mentioned last month that during the summer the river transforms into a location for restaurants, shopping stalls, clubs, and bars. It’s one of my favorite things they do for the summer. See, the weird thing here is that as of the last week of June, a good majority of the clubs and bar close for the summer and often open up temporary homes by the beach. That’s all well and good but for someone without a car, like myself, it’s quite annoying and leaves you with not many options in the summer. As I approach my 4 year (!) anniversary here in July, I think back of how confused I was when arriving and finding everything closed! Oh how the times have changed. Heading “down by the river” with friends and getting some drinks is one of the options that I look forward too. Unfortunately it’s getting a bit more pricey, as the places that open up get nicer each year, but I’ll still take it. I look forward to munching on peanuts, drinking beers, and watching the river with friends.
For more about “down by the river” you can see the official site for Lungo il Tevere (which is what the initiative is really called, but I like “down by the river” better).