Saturday, September 27, 2008
Rick's Roadshow: Rome, Italy-Day 2
above: I ordered Pennette con Quattro Formaggi, which was served with a nice salad and fresh, crispy Italian bread!
above: As we walked around the streets of Rome, there was plenty of evidence of how old a city it is. Take this wall for example...
above: the wall had ivy and other plants growing on it, which added to the charm and character of the city.
Galleria di Borghese
above: We made plans to visit the Galleria di Borghese, a fantastic museum with paintings and sculpture, dating as far back as 50 AD, although most was from the 1500's. Unfortunately the museum forbids photography (which I understand). All I can say is it was full of truly amazing and inspirational works of art.
above: check out the details on the exterior of the Borghese Villa, it was quite bellisimo! (click to see details)
above: the grounds at the villa had beautiful statues and fountains, such as this one. (click to see details)
above: this is the full statue of the one above. (click to see details)
above: the grounds at Villa Borghese also had many fine gardens such as this one above.
More Interesting Sights of Rome
above: When I saw this I stopped dead in my tracks. I love the Dragon perched on top of this arch.
above: and check him out...
above: Soon it was time for dinner and there is no shortage of wonderful places to eat.
above: I kept drooling at all the pastries in the counter
above: not to mention the incredible selection of Gelato! Of course I had some after dinner.
above: I just liked the look of this hotel at night, all the individual lights give it a dramatic look against the black sky. It turned out to be a great day. the one word I would use to sum it up: Bravissimio!
-Signore Ricardo Rockhill
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