Subject: Re: Roma (reply to Flavio)
Ciao Flavio & fellow Italy lovers. We *did* Roma the previous April ('97) and loved it, of course! That's why we wanted to go back in '98 and see more of the country. My favourite tips for discovering Rome are (1) when in Rome, do as the Romans do -- ride mopeds!! yes, it's a little scary at first, but wow, we saw so much more of the city -- real neighbourhoods &quick in/out the major tourist attractions; and (2) visit the community rose gardens on the west hill overlooking the Circus Maximum and then continue up the hill to an old basilica w/ an orange grove behind it where the overlook gives you a fantastic view of the city. A beautiful, restful spot.

Diana Ball, Houston, TX