Rome is like lasagna; there are so many layers that it’s hard to know where to look, according to the local tour guides. And it's true. Walking the streets of Rome, you find the city is built layer upon layer. Observe the cobblestone street you are on and there are many places (such as behind the soon-to-be 2,000-year-old Pantheon) that you are well above the original 'ground level'. So as we enter 2022, I observe that the layers of Rome are an apt metaphor for our journey. I'm giving the "boot" of Italy to traditional January blogs about resolutions. I hope you don't mind.

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