by BOYKA P.
We had a wonderful stay in Rome. We have visited the Vatican Museum, Sistine chaplel, Basilica St Pietro, The Colloseo, Foro Romana, The Pantheon, etc. We saw very impressive artworks of Caravaggio in St Luiggi di Francesi and Santa Maria del Popolo. In St. Clemente we visited the tomb of St. Cyril - the creator of Cyrillic alphabet, and this was very important for me like Bulgarian. You breathe the history in Rome.
In Italy you can never go wrong with the food - because it is always excellent. As we were really exhausted in the evening we ate in the neighbourhood in small restaurants recommended by our host, like Lotto Vecchio (hope I spell correctly), Ricomincidatre and Manggia Fuoco. We had the chance to taste original Sicilian and Roman cuisine and all above mentioned places were visited mainly by Italians, but not tourists, which means authentic taste.
Well, it was funny to see Piccadilli paper bag (Bulgarian supermarket chain) in front of Fontana di Trevi. It was a bit annoying, that we arrived at Villa D'Este in Tivoili at 5:30 PM, when they just closed it under our noses, but we came back the next day and it was really worthed. I can recommend to anybody to see these fountains, which work by gravity and there is no even one pump in the entire place.
1. It is amazing feeling to touch with your hand things older than 2000 years. 2. The masterpieces of Michelangelo, Raffaelo, Bernini and many many others are a must to see in a life time.
3. The delicious Italian food and the sophisticated leather products are also something you cannot miss.