I began this day with a walk through the part of the city known as the Ghetto. As I passed the Casina dei Vallati, I noticed that there was an exhibition taking place inside of the building. I’d never visited the palazzo before, so I decided to go in. The building now houses the Fondazione Museo della Shoah, and the particular exhibit was photographs, and documents relating to the events of October 16, 1943, as on that day, the German officials, who had occupied the city, rounded up much of the city’s Jewish population, many of whom were sent on to concentration camps. A plaque on a nearby building testifies to the horrors that its residents experienced on that day. Today, the Ghetto is a very different place. It is filled with chic restaurants, art galleries, and shops. In nearby Piazza Navona, a photo shoot was taking place.My next destination was in another part of the city, so I slowly made my way over to the area near the famous, and very chic Via Veneto. As I walked, I came upon the Church of St. Patrick.A few minutes later, I had arrived at my destination. The Museo Boncompagni Ludovisi, which is the Decorative Arts Museum of the National Gallery of Modern Art of Roma. This is a very interesting, small museum. It won’t take more than an hour to leisurely stroll through its rooms, but I highly recommend it. Also, there is no charge to visit the museum. Photos were not permitted, so you will have to wait to see the treasures that the place holds until you visit the museum yourself! Afterwards, I took a nice stroll around some of the surrounding streets, as this was not a neighborhood that I often find myself in.I chose to walk back towards Collina Fleming, where I was staying, rather than hop in a taxi, or bus. As luck would have it, I stumbled upon the antique market that takes place near Ponte Milvio. This market takes place two Sundays every month ( 1st & 2nd). I arrived back home just in time, to see a beautiful view from my living room window.
Next up: a visit to the Museo Hendrik Christian Andersen!
Note: this blog is written in English and Spanish, and the author takes no responsibility for the quality of any other translations which may appear.