Rome – May 2016 – Part 2

I could walk the same streets time after time, and still see different things, when I am in this most beautiful of cities!


The Caravaggio Experience was an amazing exhibit, in which one was surrounded by images and closeups from the artist’s work.  This enabled the viewer to see the paintings in a new and informative way.  I loved every second of it!


Largo Argentina is one of the city’s spots that I always like to visit.  Besides being the site of incredible ruins, the area is also famous as a cat sanctuary.  It is possible to adopt one of the homeless felines, if you are so inclined, or simply to watch them as they lay in the sun, or wander around their timeless home.



That said, the cats of Roma are at home practically anywhere!



The Quattro Fontane is an intersection that has a beautiful water fountain at each of its four corners.


Roma is a city of parks, and in every park, there is a statue or two!  I love discovering these places!


The Chiesa di Sant’Andrea al Quirinale is a lovely church, often overlooked by the tourists that arrive in the Eternal City.  Inside of the church, for a small fee, it is possible to visit the rooms that belonged to Saint Stanislaus Kostka, in one of which there is a moving statue by Pierre Le Gros, depicting the dying saint.


The Palazzo del Quirinale is one of the three homes of the President of the Italian Republic.  It is possible to visit this magnificent structure, but only with advance reservations and ticketing, and all foreign visitors must have their documents (passports) with them.  There are two different tours available.  The longer and slightly more expensive tour includes the gardens behind the Palazzo, and the display of historical carriages.  Photos are not allowed during the visit, but that did not seem to stop many of the others from taking them.


Coquis is the cooking school in Collina Fleming, where Roma’s future star chefs learn their craft.


Villa Brasini is a lovely structure in the northern section of the city.


The Stadio della Farnesina is a nearby running track.


For those seeking nature walks, there is always hiking along one of the trails that line Monte Mario.  Walking these paths, it is easy to forget that you are in the middle of a large city, as one quickly becomes enveloped in its dense wooded area.


The French Cemetery is located on Monte Mario.  When I was there, it was not possible to visit it.


At one point, one gets a fantastic view of the Olympic Stadium.



Next up: More from the wonderful city of Rome!



Note: This blog is written in English and Spanish, and the author takes no responsibility for any other translations that may appear.  If you have enjoyed this post, please, check out our archives for more posts from Rome, as well as other Italian destinations.  Grazie!

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