While in no particular order, the following pages pay tribute to the 10 personal favorite destinations, and particularly the people in them, that have left a lasting and warm impression on Mr. Harper, summoning him to return again and again.
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Rome: A recommended itinerary from the Andrew Harper Travel Office.
On a trip to Italy's Eternal City, with its ongoing display of sights, endless culinary choices, and historically rich culture at every turn, it helps to heed the advice of both the locals and those who have come before. I only wish I knew then, on my first trip to the Italian capital, what I know now, which is that when it comes to a destination such as Rome, it pays to have the inside...
The riches of Rome are so inexhaustible that many people never discover the many fascinating sites of the surrounding Latium region. In my experience, however, a day trip into the country is the perfect antidote to the crowds and noise of the city itself. One of the best excursions is to Hadrian's Villa and the nearby gardens of the Villa d'Este in Tivoli.
Since many restaurants in Rome are closed on Sundays, we recommend two favorite addresses, for lunch and dinner. For lunch, Piperno, a charmingly old-fashioned restaurant in the ancient Jewish quarter, is always a pleasure. For dinner, we always enjoy the lively La Campana, one of the city’s oldest restaurants.
Rome has so many layers of history and architecture that it takes a lifetime to discover its riches. In my experience, this magnificent and endlessly fascinating city should be savored rather than devoured, since its artistic treasures alone can be quite overwhelming. Perhaps the most extraordinary thing about the Eternal City is its historical continuity. The Ponte Fabricio,...