Sometimes when you live outside of the center, you forget just how beautiful Rome’s classic sites can be. I know that must sound insane for people who visit the city, but it’s true. Just think of where you live, especially if you live in a city. Don’t you usually stick to the same neighborhoods and the same patterns? When something brings you to a new place or back to an old area you don’t frequent anymore, it can be a beautiful surprise, just as what happened when I spent some time in Piazza Campidoglio this weekend. Through the portico you can see the Roman Forum lingering in the background.