I am back in Rome after some time away.
Thus far in 2016, I have been on a lot of planes.
Boston, South Dakota, Florida, San Francisco, Los Angeles; all with stops in San Diego in between.
Finally with a new visa in my passport, I took one last flight to Rome via London.
It is January and I am tired of planes for the time being.
I usually explore the historic center of Rome, because I love turning corners and spotting the perfectly faded ombre wall topped with a blue dome.
I love these hidden corners of Rome.
But I needed to really take a walk. I needed space.
Villa Borghese is the perfect place to get a bit of breathing room in Rome.
On sunny winter days, it is warm enough to get comfortable and read a book.
The park is perfect for long strolls.
Filled with paths, a lake with row boats, and even a horse ring, Villa Borghese is one of the best green spaces in Rome.
It is dotted with sculptures that you can admire as you wander.
Or stop for a picnic if you remember to pack lunch after a visit to Galleria Borghese.
Wide avenues criss cross the park, which also make it popular with bicyclist and rollerbladers on weekends.
I seek out the quieter spaces.
And at the end? Well, then you have all of Rome in front of you – a beautiful view from the Pincio terrace.
How much further you go from there is up to you.
9 thoughts on “Walking in Villa Borghese”
lovely! looks like it warm is enough for sitting long hours outdoor? i’m most likely to fly in around 8 feb. less known hide-outs always enchant me more :).
I think so! If you find a nice sunny spot, even February should be fine. It is so central as well – there are entrances near the Spanish Steps and also Piazza del Popolo, among others. So it is a good way to escape the city for a few hours and then pop right back into the center.
Beautiful, sun-soaked photos as always! Can’t believe how many planes you’ve been on already! Hope you get time to put your feet up soon xxx
Lucy @ La Lingua | Travel, Food, Italy
Sun-soaked even in winter! It has been so mild this season. No more planes for me! Just my own two feet for awhile 🙂
If you have the chance to walk to the Borghese park do not miss also the important art collection in the area . Villa Borghese is very famous also for the Borghese art gallery, the National Gallery and also the important villa Medici which under reservation you can visit.
I still need to go to Villa Medici! Well agreed on the Galleria Borghese and the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art. Thanks for the suggestions!
Pingback: Explore Rome: July 2016 Events – An American in Rome
Pingback: Explore Rome: August 2016 Events – An American in Rome
Pingback: Explore Rome: September 2016 Events – An American in Rome