I walked the entire length of the Aurelian Walls yesterday – a good 12 miles. Jan Gadeyne, professor of archaeology, led his students from the Temple University program, along with a bunch of us from the Academy and a host of others. It was about 50 or sixty people during a counter-clockwise walk around the city. Jan has led this walk 48 times over the past twenty-five years. It was a fantastic introduction to the city, as we weaved in and out of the walls, seeing the neighborhoods that ring the historic center. As a former tour guide, I especially appreciated Jan's good balance of information, enthusiasm, and just plain walking.
More on the walk later, but suffice it to say that today's cold rain is providing an easy excuse to stay in doors and rest my weary feet!
Here are a few photos I took along the walk.