The area where we were walking was considered the edge of Trastevere, where it met, and became the neighborhood of Monteverde, at the top of the hill. It is basically a residential area, with a mixture of stately villas and palazzos, as well as more modern apartment buildings.
I find the homes in this section of the city to be quite nice. Yes, you are a bit removed from the hustle and bustle you find down in Trastevere, but there is a peacefulness and serenity here that really appeals to me, not to mention the fact that many of the houses are just plain beautiful!
Humilitas is a missionary group that aids foreigners in Italy, as well as Italians overseas, with a focus on the countries of Latin America.
As we continued walking, we came upon a section of the city walls.
A plaque marked the building where the poet, Giorgio Caproni, lived from 1949 to 1967.
The Chiesa di Santa Giuliana Falconieri can be found in Piazza Francesco Cucchi. The church dates from the 20th century.
The Servi di Maria, or the Servants of Mary, is a religious order made up of approximately 800 friars and nuns, spread out in 19 congregations throughout five continents.
As we headed back down the hill, we began to look forward to dinner, having worked up quite an appetite on our walk.
We ate a relatively light dinner, consisting of fish, meatballs and, of course, sweets! All in all, we had a fun second day in Rome!
Next up: A return to Villa Sciarra, one of my favorite places in Rome!
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