For sure, in these sad times , it was pretty empty and tourist free, so I was ‘privileged’ (and yet sad) to stand in awe at famous sights which are normally teeming with eager visitors from around the globe. Seeing the Spanish Steps in the morning empty of people and the Trevi Fountain with a mere handful was certainly memorable. I enjoyed my ‘Roman Holiday’ as I shot around the eternal city on the back of guide Marco’s vespa! I really did feel quite the part as we rode past the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, climbed the road to Belvedere del Gianicolo and quick photo shoot. Marco Cataldi is a highly experienced guide whom I have used for my most discerning VIP clients and it was a real joy to discover more of Rome with him including a fascinating visit to the Crypt of the Capuchin Monks. I was kindly hosted by the owner of the Inn at the Spanish Steps in one of his stunning apartments, I enjoyed breakfast one morning at Hotel Locarno and marvelled, as always, at the relaxed charm of Rome, the stylish people, the characteristic bars and osterias and, of course, the splendid ancient sites. Rome never disappoints.