Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rome - la Dolca Vita

Greetings from our hotel on Rome's Via Vittorio Veneto where we are living "La Dolce Vita" for a few days.

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This movie actually made this area famous.  The plaque shown in the following link is just across the street.

Our hotel is also right outside the entrance to the fabulousVilla Borghese park and about two blocks from the Palazzo Margherita, formerly the home of Queen Margherita of Savoy and now the American Embassy.

Marriott roof garden on Via Veneto - overlooking Bourghese Park

We are having a great time here, with me working and Gertrud playing tourist - LOL!  Actually we were able to visit several famous Roman sites together on the weekend but there are simply too many sites as well as too many tourists.  And since we have been in Rome several times before, I don't feel a need to see everything again. 

The food in Italy really is fantastic (No Olive Gardens, Chef Boyardee nor Pizza Huts here!)  We have especially enjoyed the wonderful vegetables, the Parma ham, the fish and the thin pizzas which are so delicious without being filling.  We no longer regard Italian-American food as having much to do with real Italian food.  

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