From Philly to Rome - no problem. Bags checked, security cleared and boarded with my roommate-to-be, Carol. Few winks and eight hours later - Benvenuto a Roma. After a quick stop at Hotel Visconti Palace, an afternoon walking tour around the Pantheon and Piazza Navona with a "snack break" at an off-the-beaten-path cafe: melon, prosciutto, flat bread, wine and dessert. A leisurely walk back to the hotel initiated us to the art, the architecture, the history, the colors, and charm of the Eternal City. Few minutes to freshen up and then dinner at Taverna dei Gracchi, da Dante. - bellisimo! Day one ended with limoncello on rooftop garden of hotel. Perfecto!