Yesterday my friend A. rode past my apartment and yelled from the street,"Come down and let's go for a ride." She had just finished a scooter tour. She had a gorgeous white Vespa and an extra helmet.
Since it was 6:30 ish and I'd been working all day, I thought why not being spontaneous? I changed, put on a scarf and off we went.
It was SURREAL. There was no traffic on Lungotevere, the main street that runs along the river. During rush hour, it's stand still traffic.
Yesterday? Niente, nada, nothing.
We couldn't believe it. Rome has really emptied out (except for the tourists.)
After zipping around the Aventine Hill, we went to a bar on the Gianicolo hill.
Aperol spritz, a perfect summer drink.
Rush hour traffic yesterday.