I was looking through some Rome pictures this morning, and I realized I forgot to tell you about my afternoon at Villa Borghese earlier this month. It was so green and peaceful and such a respite from the loud, crowded city that Rome can sometimes be, espeically during tourist season.
I walked up the Spanish Steps to get there, and was treated to yet another gorgeous view of the city from a hilltop.
And Piazza del Popolo too. Not sure what all the balloons were for, but they they made the view look more fun, I think.
People were reading, picnicing, taking leisurely strolls. I felt like I was seeing such a different side of the Romans I normally see in my neighborhood – bustling through the piazzas, smoking outside a bar, etc. Everyone seemed so healthy and carefree.
It was such a relaxing way to spend an afternoon. I absolutely need to get there before the weather turns cold and rainy.
How fun would it be to rent one of these bike carts if you were a kid (or me, in the present day?)
At 5pm, we visited the Galleria Borghese for the last appointment of the day. It had such a good audio guide!
And gorgeous gardens in the back.
It was dusk as we left the park to walk back down to Piazza del Popolo.
It was one of the best days in Rome.