by KARYN B.
Accidentally discovering the viewpoint from the top of Avenue Garibaldi was a thrilling surprise. The Vatican tour was splendid and we happened to hear the Pope's service on the day of his birthday!! Wandering through the gardens of the Palazzo Venezia were magnificent. A great experience overalll.
Great meals all around, enjoyed the food at Macchéroni, located in the bustling neighborhood behind the piazza Navona and filled with tourists and Romans alike, Alla Rampa, behind the Spanish steps was a wonderful surprise with opera singers in the square beside the restaurant, and hosteria La Botticella, a quiet little delight in the Trastevere area.
Our surprise entry into the Basilica Santa Maria in Montesanto, piazza del Popolo where an all female choir was performing was simply magical. We were simply escaping from the rain on this pre-christmas weekend and ran into this great performance, very heartwarming. an enchantment.
Rome is a glorious city full of beautiful places, people and architecture, and the hotel near the Piazza Navona was just perfect. Italian gastronomy is incomparable, the people welcoming, and always something simply beautiful to look at around every corner.