we had a very nice stay at the Splendide Royale which is right near the Borghese Gardens- view was incredible- had cocktails with a fabulous view of Rome. Restaurant was very good but I was so tired from jet lag-didn't really enjoy it . We went to Vatican with a private guide- highly recommended- the line at 8 :15 was VERY long!!! We went thru in about 2 hours- been before but not SIL. Hit the top sights with a driver and ate at a trattoria- very good- ate at Il bacarra 2nd night- excellent!! We never had a bad meal the whole time we were in Italy. My SIL and I went to the spanish steps bought fake Prada purse, Fendi sunglasses-BEWARE if you say you like it they will chase you down until you buy!!! We then went to the other side of Rome to a few churches- can't remeber names but concierge recommended them- one had the steps jesus walked up- saw Moses and St. peter's chains and then the nails that jesus was crucified with at Holy cross of Jerusalem church- We left for Umbria after 2 days in Rome and then to Flrence for 3 nights. Great trip!!