I still cannot believe that it has already been one year since I walked the cobblestone streets of la citta eterna, ate gnocchi and gelato almost every day, frolicked in piazzas and on the Tiber River, and longed for free bread, water, and ice at restaurants.
Luckily, Chicago has a lot of Italian influence! Although it is not truly Rome, a trip to Davanti Enoteca, Mario's Italian Ice, and the AS Roma soccer game at Wrigley Field are in order! Chicago has a riverwalk too, but unfortunately that will definitely not measure up to the Tiber River's bean bag filled restaurant/bar.
I know I will return to Italy someday, I just don't know when. But, as the random quote I found on Polyvore says: "Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life."
Also, I threw TWO coins into the Trevi Fountain, so I will be going back!