Subject: Charleston - Spoleto Festival
The festivals have ended (see http://www.spoletousa.org/ and http://www.charleston.net/charlestoncity/piccolo.html

Here's a great place to stay (wonderful ambiance):

http://www.lodgealleyinn.com/

and if you're looking for a wonderful place to dine try Garibaldi's,49 South Market Street,Charleston,803-723-7153. Its great for special evenings. Its a perfect place to celebrate an anniversary. Garibaldi's is located down in the Market in Downtown Charleston which puts it in an ideal place to have a fantastic meal and then stroll around Downtown and enjoy the night atmosphere. Garibaldi's has a menu full of Italian and Seafood dishes,such as Seafood Chowder and White Bean Soup. The regular stuffed mushrooms are wonderful, but the mushrooms stuffed with Escargot are fantastic. The Crispy Flounder has been raved about by many of my friends and co-workers. Try the Stuffed Grouper or the Fettuccini Carbonara. For dessert, try the Chocolate Chip Cheesecake or the Carmel Flan - incredibly sinful.They also offer a wide selection of wines with price ranging from approximately $8 to $22.

Debra Columbia, SC