These lovely gardens overlook one of the most beautiful squares in Rome, Piazza del Popolo . There were gardens here even in ... More
Giardini Del Pincio
These lovely gardens overlook one of the most beautiful squares in Rome, Piazza del Popolo . There were gardens here even in the time of Ancient Rome, and it is said that they were quite fabulous. The present-day gardens were designed in the early 19th Century by the architect Valadier who also created Piazza del Popolo itself. They became a favorite location for walking, and who knows how many love stories blossomed amongst the pine trees. Piazzale Napoleone here offers an unforgettable view of Rome, along with the famous Water Clock that dates back to the 19th Century. A visit to the restaurant Casina Valadier is well worth it, for a coffee or a light lunch.
I was fortunate enough to have spent an entire year living "la dolce vita"... I also travelled throughout Europe and can sincerely say, while each city has its unique and beautiful ambience, none compare to the grandeur and slendor of the Eternal City. Rome offers a rare experience in that you find yourself in the midst of a bustling, modern city in an ancient backdrop exploding with history at every turn. It's magnificent!
Porta del Popolo was originally known as Porta Flaminia and opened onto the Via Flaminia. It was part of the
Aurelian walls and was the most monumental of Rome's gateways. At one time the exterior was restored by Nanni ...
This little fountain, somewhat hidden behind the flocks of scooters that surround it, was dubbed Babuino because of the ugliness
of the statue that represents a Sileno with his bagpipe. It was erected during the papacy of Gregory XIII ...
Bar del Fico is located in the centro storico . The courteous service is maintained in this popular cafe until
early morning hours. The pastries (all of which are made in house) and the variety of snacks are all ...