Romantic Parioli

Thank you for the article on Parioli ("Discovering an International Spirit in the Chic 'Beverly Hills of Rome'," March 8), which sounds as enchanting as ever. Years ago my husband and I lived in an apartment there. Parioli turned out to be elegantly romantic.

Sundays we took walks through the zoo, where we visited a polar bear who paced like a metronome while he fixated on seals in a pond on the other side of the path. We'd continue our stroll through the gardens of the Villa Borghese. Then, after watching the children watch a "Punch and Judy" show, we'd have tea and a pastry filled with rum cream and luscious, colorful fresh fruit. It would make a splendid and relaxing day.

MARGARET W. ROMANI

Los Angeles

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