Aug. 20, 2014
Day 7 - Rome
Today the Friars were free to roam about Rome! After sleeping in and having breakfast, the options for "what to do" were endless. With a second game in less than 24 hours, some team members stayed close to the hotel to rest up for the 7:00 pm tip v. Tiber Basket. Others explored city of 2.9 million residents and took in Rome's history, spanning more than two and a half thousand years. Since being founded in 753 BC, Rome has been one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in Europe earning the nickname "The Eternal City." The beautiful Spanish Steps were a 20-minute walk from the hotel and provide a great example of Roman Baroque style. The steps were built from 1723-25 to link the Trinita dei Monti church with the Piazza di Spagna below. One hundred and thirty-eight steps appear as a mix of straight flights, curves, and terraces allowing visitors to meander up, down, and around. At the foot of the stairs is the Baracia Fountain and the area remains a popular place for artists, poets, and painters.
At 7:00 pm the Friars took on Tiber Basket back in the golf ball arena. While the Wolves put up a good fight, the Friars were more than they could handle and another decisive victory was determined early. Early to bed to rest up for the Colloseum and Roman Forum tomorrow morning!