A Return to Rome – My Favorite Place on Earth! – Day 3

DSCN6388Rome is a city full of treasures!  People from all over the world flock here to see the art and architecture that only this city contains.  One of those treasures, not often found on the list of “must see” attractions of the usual tourist, is Villa Farnesina.  Located on the Lungotevere, next to John Cabot University, in Trastevere, this is definitely something that I recommend you see when visiting this beautiful city.  DSCN6389DSCN6392DSCN6391Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office, at the entrance to the villa.  The visit lasts approximately one hour, and tickets cost €10.00 per person.  Unlike some of Roma’s other attractions, the opening hours here are limited, so plan your visit well.  The villa is open only from 9:00 to 14:00, with the exception of every 2nd Sunday of the month, when it is open from 9:00 to 17:00.  Once you are inside, you will be treated with the sight of magnificent frescoes by Raphael, as well as others by Sebastiano del Piombo & Il Sodoma.  Audio guides, in various languages, are included in the price of the ticket, so take advantage of them, and learn about the history of this incredible place.  DSCN6397DSCN6399DSCN6400DSCN6401DSCN6403DSCN6407DSCN6408DSCN6413DSCN6415DSCN6418DSCN6419DSCN6421DSCN6424DSCN6426DSCN6435I explored Trastevere a bit more, and then ended up at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere.   The museum was hosting a special exhibit on the life and career of the Italian comic and actor, Totò.  DSCN6436DSCN6452DSCN6456DSCN6457Housed in what used to be the Convent for the Carmelite Order of Sant Egidio, the main collection of the museum focuses on Roman life in the 18th and 19th centuries.  There is also a section of “Roman Scenes,” which depict what life would have been like in the city during that period. DSCN6440DSCN6441DSCN6451DSCN6448DSCN6467DSCN6472DSCN6482DSCN6487DSCN6505DSCN6514DSCN6516

Next up: a trip to the lovely city of Gallarate!

 

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.  If you have enjoyed this post, please, check out our archives for more posts from bella Roma, as well as other Italian destinations.  Grazie!

 

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