ROMA – MAY 2016 = Pt 2

I could walk the same streets time after time and still see different things when I am in this most beautiful of cities!DSCN9496DSCN9501DSCN9504DSCN9506DSCN9507DSCN9508DSCN9510DSCN9516DSCN9525

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.DSCN9528DSCN9533

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.DSCN9537

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That said, the cats of Roma are at home practically anywhere!DSCN9553

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Quattro Fontane is an intersection which has a beautiful water fountain at each of it’s four corners. DSCN9592DSCN9593DSCN9595DSCN9596DSCN9599DSCN9613

Roma is a city of parks, and in every park there is a statue, or two!  I love discovering these places. DSCN9621DSCN9616DSCN9644

The Chiesa di Sant Andra 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 Sant Stanislaus Kostka, in one of which is a moving statue by Pierre Legros, depicting the dying saint. DSCN9670DSCN9675DSCN9699DSCN9710DSCN9725DSCN9732DSCN9735

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 didn’t seem to stop many of the others that I was with from taking them.DSCN9737DSCN9738DSCN9748DSCN9762DSCN9767DSCN9768

Coquis is the cooking school in Colline Fleming, where Roma’s future star chefs learn their craft.DSCN9772

Villa Brasini is a lovely structure in the northern section of the city.DSCN9775DSCN9779

Stadio della Farnesina is a nearby running track. DSCN9794DSCN9796DSCN9798DSCN9799DSCN9801DSCN9809

For those seeking nature walks, there is always hiking along one of the trails that line Monte Mario.  Walking these paths, it’s easy to forget that you are in the middle of a large city, as one quickly becomes enveloped in it’s dense wooded area.DSCN9813DSCN9817DSCN9828DSCN9844

The French Cemetery is located on Monte Mario.  When I was there, it was not possible to visit it. DSCN9845DSCN9852

At one point, one gets a fantastic view of the Olympic Stadium.DSCN9867DSCN9876DSCN9882DSCN9898

Next up: more from the wonderful city of Roma!

 

 

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 Roma, as well as other Italian destinations.  Grazie!

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