This morning, the class went to Ostia Antica (post coming soon). It was so hot that I was glad when we were done as there wasn't much shade there. When I got back to the apartment this afternoon, I had lunch and then decided to take a nap before going out in the early evening to explore and take pictures. As I slept, it seemed to get hotter and hotter and hotter and hotter.
I just googled the current temperature in Rome and verified that it was 104 F! The weather is more of a shock to me than anything else here. When I was in Amsterdam, it rained a lot, even though it was fairly warm. When I was in France, the second week it rained and was cold - just like October weather. To go from that degree of cold to this degree of hot is really challenging.
However, I am putting on my shoes now and heading out. I hope that the stone and marble of the churches help keep them cool!