So what do you do after a private nighttime tour of the Vatican where it was only your  group of 20 and  the Vatican guards? You don’t want the evening to end, but it’s too late for dinner and you don’t want to break the mood with the sound of music in a club.  In Rome, you head for your favorite wine bar.

L’Angolo Divino, Via dei Balestrari, 12 (Campo de Fiori) is that place where Massimo, the always in attendance owner and sommelier, knows just what to pour.

And so we sat and relived it all: the Sistine Chapel sans the tourist crush, Raffaelo’s School of Athens, the Laocoon, the Room of Muses, the incredibe Hall of Tapestries,  the Belvedere Torso that inspired Michelangelo – all seen as though for the first time.

Our glasses were finally empty, but the memory lingers on.

he memories linger on.

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