Welp, a late departure leading to a missed connection means I'm spending the night in Rome! Photo three is of the guy I ran with across Rome airport. He made the flight, but I didn't. Fun fact of the day: you can't fly Alitalia to Delhi if your checked bag didn't make it, even if you got to the gate on time.
Very appreciative of the polite, gracious and multilingual Alitalia staff. Not so appreciative of the guy who made today's flight schedule. So, here's to exploring Rome!