One evening, a friend mentioned Ariccia, a commune south of Rome. Intrigued, I googled this place. Looked up how to get to this place. And discovered that this is a favorite place of retreat of Popes.
Meanwhile, the exterior architecture of this Palace seemed spartan. Void of the usual ornate and colored details that are typical of its communes, towns and cities. I was intrigued that perhaps, there wasn’t going to much to see.
Inside the Palace was definitely another story. It turned out to be a really grand place. Not Parisian grand but still one grand place that has some of the best surprises I have stumbled upon.